TV Review: Hawkeye

Spencer Conrad, Co-Managing Editor, Sophmore

Hawkeye, a new show, was released on November 24 with the first and second episodes being available. This six-episode series is in the vein of crime detective in hand with modern superhero conventions. The main characters are the hero Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner, and his portage, the other Hawkeye, Kate Bishop, who is played by Hailee Steinfeld.
The show has extremely high ratings from individuals with the first, third, and fourth episodes, gaining a surprising 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Other critics have stated that this show is on par with the other MCU shows like Loki and WandaVision, saying that it is the best that the MCU has given.
The main premise is that Kate Bishop tries to emulate Hawkeye after he saved New York City in the fight against the Chitauri during the Battle of New York, but runs into a series of problems with Hawkeye’s past catching up. It follows the actions of Hawkeye hunting down and killing organized crime around the world, shattering the balance. These acts set up the events of the show and further the plot of the villains which are the Tracksuit Mafia. This plot was made specifically for Marvel fans, as the lore surrounding it is really meant to be appreciated by long-time viewers, not necessarily newcomers.
The villains of the show test the limits of how far the heroes will go to stop them and how the past can haunt people even though they may have changed. The show plays on the conceptions of morality and how far people are willing to go to pursue revenge. The acting of the show is excellent with even the dullest moments being improved by the stellar acting. This show is a triumph. It is available to stream on Disney + with a subscription.