If I’m being honest, I thought Avengers: Endgame satisfied my comic-book itch for a long time to come. As I began to observe Marvel’s upcoming phase 4, I found myself no longer invested in it all. I believe this is partly due to Disney being the master of turning art into a safe equation. So there it is, comic-book fatigue proven, hands clapped, and done! Then I began to watch Amazon Prime’s The Boys.
After the first three episodes, I was in awe and thought to myself, “It never ends, does it?”
Netflix Marvel (which is what I’m dubbing these shows now) has become nearly as anticipated as the Games of Thrones series for comic book nerds. Finally, we have a television outlet that give us all the grittiness that Movie Marvel is afraid to tap into and ever since Daredevil, we were hooked. Now admittedly this was the first time where I wasn’t really that excited for a Netflix Marvel show but I was waiting to be surprised… And it failed to do so, in fact in made nearly every bad step I imagined it would make.
So even though I totally should have reviewed the X-men movie, I had to get this off my chest. So earlier I reviewed the season 2 of The Flash airing on the CW station. In there I mentioned how Barry was starting to wain on me and unfortunately it seems that the writers have already run out of things for Barry to care about other than saving the day.
The first season worked so well because we were with Barry as he learned his powers and we slowly learned about him. We understood his obsession with finding his mother’s killer and saving his dad. Once he accomplished that, we had have him focus on his love life which- while entertaining – was undercut by the knowledge that yes, he will ULTIMATELY end up with Iris West.
So it’s been awhile, I’ve been in a bit of a writers strut but I’ll save that story for another time. Lets talk some nerd television!
So I just caught up with Flash and finally completed season two!
So what do I think of the season as a whole? Well lets see:
So the show is still considered the best comic book show on T.V. NowI don’t feel that’s solely due to its quality. For one it remains consistent in our minds because it has a longer run than the Netflix Marvel shows. With the declining quality of Arrow and the somewhat unstable popularity of Supergirl, Flash has very little direct competition.I still think that it IS the best we have so far but I guess that means we’re moving in the right direction.
Now for the season itself, I found myself reliably intrigued by most of the episodes but hardly blown away by any of them. There were a sum of cool events that carried some cool premises but when executed I was left with a simple, “oh cool”. Perhaps that was enough since I did come back every episode hoping that the Flash would evolve or least do something remarkably cool.Instead I’m given interesting scenes that either disappoint me or give me hope… then destroy them
Sorry for the delay, got wrapped up in the series, but now we’re going for it!
Okay so episode 3 comes along and boy does this episode do it for me! We found Daredevil being snagged and chained on a roof in a very hospitable way considering Mr.P’s usual course of action. I love this version of Frank Castle! It opened with such a personal gem of mine when Daredevil asks, “Why didn’t you remove my mask?”
Alright kiddies, let’s talk Daredevil Season 2: The first 2 episodes
[SPOILERS] Starting with episode One!
So we rejoin Matty still saving the streets of Hell’s Kitchen with his slowly-growing-on-me outfit. After he saves a girl by approaching an armed man head on in a dark church… because you know, cant use darkness to your advantage- but anyway he saves her and we jump back into the dude brothers, Foggy and Matt. I gotta be honest, the trailer made Foggy seem much more like an annoying punk-boy than he is in the actual show. They’ve come to an understanding, and while Foggy does protest against his friend fighting crime he does it in more realistic way. Their firm is still broke because innocent people are pretty much akin to broke people and no one can provide suitable payment for the Nelson & Murdock services. I enjoy a hero show where there isn’t just an stupid amount of resources and money at the group’s disposal (ie. The Flash and Arrow) but when Matt Murdock responds to their situation, “We’ll manage, I don’t know how, but I know we will.” No one stopped him and said, “Really nigga?”
The Punisher is introduced with an off-screen barrage of bullets and shredding of gangster’s bodies. I found the scene a little hard to believe unless the Punisher was using some automatic turret that we had no idea about. Anyway this incident forces us to endure some guy whose name already escapes me, but I’ll call him Slimy Mc’Sweaty. He seeks out the law firm’s help and wants out before the Punisher comes for him. Foggy then teams up with a more bigger firm to get this done. This forces us to – again – endure hanging around ummm, let’s say…Cindy Ms.Cunt, who for all purposes is set to be a douchete because I imagine it will play a part later on the show.
Now similar to those TV shows I mentioned earlier, there is at least the glorified thirsty female protagonist and Karen is kickin that into high gear. I wonder if she thinks since he’s blind, he then wont notice the punticular lack of booty she has, but whatever. Oh I know it’s not a big point but they got this generic “angry black commissioner” type guy who just is always angry and I find so terribly funny every time has line, because its some of the most over-the-top inappropriate lines, I’m surprised no one is asking, “Are you real?” I’m glad the other black guy is actually doing well so far.
Any-who Mc’Sweaty is in the hospital, but Mr.P is coming for him…I mean like with a shotgun, no mask, blasting throughout the hospital! HOW HAS NO ONE BEEN ABLE TO ID THIS MAN!? Anyway just as he’s about to get the kill Matt jumps in and they fight, it was odd because I feel like if its a matter of hand to hand combat, the Punisher shouldn’t be able to even touch Matt but maybe that’s just how good he is. However we do see that unarmed, he begins to lose the fight, that’s until he pulls out a baby pistol and tags Matt in head. Luckily the mask saved him but man how odd would that have been if he was still in his black tights days. Punisher – 1, Daredevil – 0
Episode 2 gives me a little more sympathy for Foggy, I mean he held his boy in his arms pretty sure he was dead so man… I hate to admit I get him. Their exchange felt real and I understand why Foggy is getting fed up with Matt and his B.S. CW “I NEED TO DO IT ALL” attitude. This episode was a little slower, especially hearing Karen’s annoying voice whine about how they all created the Punisher. Then what vigilante created Daredevil, did I mention I hate that chick’s voice. Did I mention she’s thirsty? Another character I’m enjoying is the guy who made Matt’s suit, I think he’s soft in the head but then he says some smart things, either way I’m enjoying him this season as well. So back to the ever so boring, side-plot(I’m sorry am I the only who doesn’t care what happens to this guy), Cindy Ms Cunt tricks Mc’Sweaty into being bait for Mr.P, that doesn’t go well for her. DareDevil shows up and they fight again while being shot at by several cops. I mean really? Is this fight really worth the gamble of a random head-shot? After the fight ends Foggy frantically runs out to check on the scene in such an obviously caring manner that his running should just leave a cartoon smoke streak that form the words, “Matt is the Daredevil”. He gets the last visible area only to find both of them are gone!
The two episodes are a nice start I found Ep.2 to be a little lackluster but wait til we get into part 3 and 4! P.S – What was up the hilarious scene when Matt lost his senses!? I know the inaudible screaming and banging was supposed to be emotional but I couldn’t stop laughing. Okay I’m done!
So for those of you who follow Arrow, I’m sure you’ve seen the most recent episode which concluded with Oliver and Felicity riding home in a lovely happy-ending fashion. Somewhere along the way in their nice limo, they wandered into friggin old time Harlem. Black vans pulled up around them and blasted the car Boardwalk style! Oddly enough this was one of the most intense scenes of Arrow. We know Team Arrow has fought mystical and super powered beings but this was one of the few times they felt truly in danger. Moving on- Oliver shields her from the bullets like the G he is but she still gets shot and is not responding.
Then… I sat there… aloof to these burning emotions that swelled up inside my heart. My thoughts were blank as the color of purgatory and my lips slowly quivered from shock of reality that just birthed before me. My life’s story at that moment had only one defining word….
Alright! So let’s talk Jessica Jones in spoiler free fashion,
…Well I’ll try,
Now Jessica Jones(Krysten Ritter) started out a little odd for me because I was still stuck on the Daredevil hype and thus my expectations were sorely off. I’m not sure what I was expecting exactly, perhaps to be more thrilling and action packed. This is my fault entirely especially since I read a lot of the Alias comics and to be fair, action was not it’s primary focus. After I adjusted my expectations for a gritty, supernatural, detective story with a dash of Marvel flare I began enjoying myself. The first episode seemed a little slow until near the end when we learned just how high the stakes truly were. Continue reading “Jessica Jones Review A.K.A “Call me Impressed””→
Okay let’s casually talk Arrow this season thus far
. If you wish to not read everything just scroll down and pick an episode, they’re all mostly quick thoughts. Enjoy.
Now Arrow starts off in the most yeah-this-wont-last-long scene with Oli and Felicity living that white picket fence life. Ya know that guy who used to be a playboy, then turned killer, then turned vigilante? Yeah he trades cooking options now. You know I would have enjoyed Oliver having a much needed break but there was nothing that would lead us to believe he actually enjoyed this boring nonsense. Come to think of it… What does Oliver like to do for fun? I mean really, he had a party guy’s past life but now that he’s older did we establish what he calls fun? Anyway, the poor man’s Defenders(Speedy, Diggle and Laura) are getting wrecked by this group of well trained, armed men called the ghosts.
So Oli and Felicity have to come back and help the team. Since Arrow can use the Felicity plot device to find mostly anyone, they now have the Cisco plot device from the Flash TV show to provide Oliver with a new outfit more akin to the comic counterpart.