With this week's airing of Runaway's latest episode, 2017 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has officially come to a close. It's been a huge year for the MCU, which saw the release of three films for the first time in a single year and the airing of six television shows across ABC, Netflix, and Hulu, all adding up to the single biggest year of content yet for the juggernaut franchise.
From the long-awaited team-up of the Defenders to solo outings for the Punisher and Spider-Man to further adventures with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor, and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., not to mention everything in between, it's been one wild ride of a year, the franchise's increase in output delivering easily the worst-received MCU content to date and some of its absolute best.
Before we start looking ahead at everything to come in 2018, let's take the time to look back over 2017 to sort out the good, great, and downright awesome from the bad, breaking down what did and didn't work (and why).
For those of you who aren't entirely caught up yet, though, be warned, as this article contains massive spoilers for every piece of MCU content from the past year...