How Netflix handled Castlevanina Season 2

Loosely based on 1989’s Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. The second series of Netflix’s Castlevania rounds off the retelling of that game’s events, as well as introducing some elements and characters from the 2005 PS2 game: Castlevania: Curse of Shadow.

It’s a strong conclusion to the story, one that doesn’t just do the source material justice, but also opens up the possibility for a chronological retelling of the game’s lore through a series. Which has always been a better option when it comes to video game adaptations. <Spoilers ahead>

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Iron Fist Season 2 is a show about Redemption, in more ways than one

Cast you mind back to last summer, a time just before Netflix put out their Marvel series crossover; The Defenders. Viewers were still reeling after the release of Iron Fist, objectively Netflix’s weakest Marvel show to date. It was a series that seemed lacking in exciting fight choreography, despite it’s premise, and a protagonist you wanted to throttle.

Iron Fist Season 2 is a show about Redemption, in more ways than one

I hesitate to flat out call the first season of Iron Fist bad, but it was surely a let down compared to the likes of Daredevil and Jessica Jones before it. Netflix had something of an uphill battle when making the second series to this shared universe show. Fast forward to today, as I’ve finished watching the second series of Iron fist, and Netflix have managed to redeem, not just the character, but the show as a whole in my eyes.

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Netflix’s Disenchantment lives up to its name

Matt Groening doesn’t need to work anymore, The Simpsons is one of those insane, money generating properties that will keep Groening, his family and their kids afloat for generations to come. Still, I’m glad that he still has drive to create something new after this long. The Simpsons is an integral cultural touchstone for most people of my age, and Futurama was one of my favourite shows during its initial run.

Netflix’s Disenchantment lives up to its name

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