Every Marvel TV show on Disney+, ranked from worst to best (including X-Men '97)

From Loki to X-Men '97 to WandaVision and beyond, we rank every TV show (and special) Marvel Studios has yet released on Disney+.
(L-R): Magneto (voiced by Matthew Waterson) and Rogue (voiced by Lenore Zann) in Marvel Animation's X-MEN '97. Photo courtesy of Marvel Animation. © 2024 MARVEL.
(L-R): Magneto (voiced by Matthew Waterson) and Rogue (voiced by Lenore Zann) in Marvel Animation's X-MEN '97. Photo courtesy of Marvel Animation. © 2024 MARVEL. /
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In 2021, Marvel gave us WandaVision, the first show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since then it's been off to the races, with shows like LokiMoon Knight, Ms. Marvel and more following. Personally, I feel the decision to expand the MCU to television was a genius idea. In fact, I’d argue that in some ways the shows have been better than the movies because they are able to go more in depth.

With that in mind, we thought we’d look back at all of Marvel Disney+ shows we’ve gotten so far and rank them from worst to best. Bear in mind that being “the worst” doesn’t mean the show was a disaster, because Marvel rarely puts out anything bad. It simply means that it did not match the level of hype and excitement as the other series.

Now, without further adieu, let’s get ranking. SPOILERS ahead!

13. Secret Invasion

Remember when we said that Marvel rarely puts out anything bad a second ago? Well, there are exceptions, or at least series that come very close to being exceptions. Secret Invasion, which follows Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) as he tries to stop an alien conspiracy to take over the Earth, is one of them.

Secret Invasion is competently put together. It gets us from point A to point B alright. But it feels awfully small for the room. Skrull aliens are supplanting the most powerful human leaders; that’s a big deal! But most of the resistance boils down to Nick Fury and Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) chatting, driving in cars and breaking into people’s houses. Why aren’t people more upset about this?

New characters like Gravik and G’iah fail to make much of an impression, despite noble efforts from actors Kingsley Ben-Adir and Emilia Clarke. The low point of the season comes when these two have a super-powered clash that suffers from some seriously underwhelming special effects.

It’s not all bad. Charlayne Woodard is excellent as Priscilla Davis, aka Varra, Nick Fury’s wife. (!) The two of them have some tender, tense scenes together. Olivia Colman also has a blast as British spymaster Sonya Falsworth. But mostly, we’re willing to look past Secret Invasion in favor of better shows like… – Dan Selcke

12. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier takes the number six spot in this list, but it’s not because it isn’t a great show. If anything, it was exactly the type of show we needed after the madness of WandaVision. It felt like it took us back to the roots of what Marvel is at its core and reminded us of the classic Avengers storylines.

Admittedly, it was a drastic shift from the multiversal madness of WandaVision, and perhaps that’s why it ranks so low. While I loved the classic vibe, it lacked the imagination of some of its sister shows. This was more of a grounded and socially conscious series that gave us an update on Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) following the events of Avengers: Endgame.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier introduced us to a post-Blip world. Everyone is struggling to return to normalcy after half the world blinked out of and later back into existence, and the process hasn’t always been smooth. I appreciated this because we haven’t gotten many looks at how the Blip impacted everyday people. This series takes a serious look at how folks are affected after being gone for five years, and what that means for their daily lives.

Furthermore, Falcon reminded us that Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is gone and it’s up to Sam and Bucky to forge a way forward. I still can’t describe the emotions I felt as Sam took on the Captain American mantle; there were chills, goosebumps and pride. It’s such a profound moment to see a Black Captain America on screen. And the best part? He’s coming back for his own movie!