Marvel’s The Defenders is a different kind of show

I haven’t really written anything in a while, I’m hoping I haven’t gotten too rusty at it. I know I certainly don’t carry my tastes with the same pretension I used to. I’m more of a yay or nay kinda guy now. Either I liked it or I didn’t. When it comes to Marvel’s latest Netflix series, the Defenders. Well, I enjoyed myself.

When it comes to the Netflix Marvel shows, I’d say I’m a fan, to but it as bluntly as I can. The first three, I thought were amazing pieces of television. Dark and gritty character studies that went to the places we sometimes wish the mainline movie franchise could if it wasn’t held back by a PG rating. Continue reading “Marvel’s The Defenders is a different kind of show”

Thoughts on: Daredevil, Season 2

The Netflix produced Marvel series have fast become a highlight of the superhero yearly calendar for me. Both the first season of Daredevil and Jessica Jones knocked all other competition out of the park in terms of their story, tone and production quality. It was a given that I was itching to see season two of Daredevil as soon as I possibly could.

I wasn’t disappointed either. While a much less focused series than the first, the story is spread out amongst three primary characters in Daredevil, The Punisher and Elektra. This has the benefit of adding two new fantastic interpretations of known Marvel characters to the series. It’s not without flaws though, as the final few episodes of the series lack a solid goal or antagonist to rally against, especially considering the strength of the finales of the previous two Netflix series.

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Doctor Who series 9 thoughts

I recently spoke about how I have really come around on Peter Capaldi, how I think he has become a fantastic Doctor. So when it comes to talking about the new series, needless to say I enjoyed it more than I did the preceding one. It was good, and I’ll get to that, but first lets talk about the elephant in the room:

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Thoughts on Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Spoilers)

Bleak, gritty and brutal, Marvel’s Jessica Jones is a much darker story from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that shows that it isn’t always possible to be a hero in the light and that sometimes, you need to become a monster in order to stop one.

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Peter Capaldi: You got me!

Oh my God this series of Doctor Who has been so much better than the last one. In my short time watching Doctor Who (pretty much since it came back with the 9th Doctor), I have noticed there always seems to be a series of transition, where the writers and the actor are still trying to find their Doctor. Everything is relatively new and nobody knows quite which buttons to push and which wiggly bits it’s okay to pull on. This second season starring the 12th Doctor has really got me excited for the series again after kind of a bum year, and it’s taken till this past week to realise it.

The following contains spoilers for Doctor Who episodes: The Zygon Invasion and the Zygon Inversion.

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