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If you’re anything like me, you’re slowly abandoning regular television and cable channels in favor of the almighty Netflix. They’ve already proven with series such as Daredevil, House of Cards and Sense8 that they can create adult programming that not only has viewers raving, but has critics impressed as well. Let’s face it – Netflix is kicking some serious ass right now. The best thing is, they’re just getting started. Unfortunately, with great power of programming comes… price increases. Yup, you can expect your bill to increase sometime in the coming years. Scroll on to find out the ins-and-outs of the change. (more…)

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Upstage, much? Just as Comic Con continues on the left coast with hit after hit post, mostly about projects not from Marvel Studios, up pops Marvel Studios with some news of their own. As you are surely aware, the first season of Jessica Jones is presently filming in New York for its debut on Netflix later this year, and the shoot is getting hot. Because there’s a building on fire, you see, not to mention one of the heroes. In other words, you can keep your Jokers, and panels, and surprise trailers, and Quentin Tarantino Q&As because right here, right now, we’ve got Luke Cage being a bad ass! (more…)

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We’ve seen Jon Bernthal ‘s research runs to the local comic book store to bone up on his Punisher lore. Now there’s some pictures of his first day on Netflix‘s Daredevil set in New York as Frank Castle. Season two of the incredibly popular Marvel and Netflix series starring Charlie Cox as Matt Murduck/Daredevil will pit the two in a season long battle that could well determine how justice is served in Hells Kitchen. (more…)

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We haven’t seen much out of the Jessica Jones Netflix production lately, not because they aren’t working as this explosive new video proves. Maybe it’s just flown under the radar the past couple of weeks due to all the other comic book hero production’s SDCC 2015 media ramp-ups. Well the drought is over with this new video. (more…)

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We didn’t get to see her in Daredevil Season One but she was clearly mentioned.  Keen viewers who heard Foggy Nelson ask “what about that Greek girl?” when inquiring to Matt Murdock (played by Charlie Cox) about his former college fling, will have picked up on it as an obvious reference to Elektra Natchios; the on-and-off again love interest of Daredevil, who later becomes a Sai wielding deadly assassin and Ninja overlord.

Daredevil fans hoped this was more than just an Easter Egg, and that we would get to see the character integrated into Season 2; as she is such a central part of the Daredevil comic book mythos.

With filming currently underway, Netflix has announced the assassin/sometimes hero will indeed fill out the second season cast. And fans should be delighted to find that they picked the right lady for the job.  (more…)

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To all you Hannibal fans out there (myself included) it seems like nothing but bad news lately, and not to add insult to injury, but I’m about to add insult to injury. To recap, NBC decided to cancel Hannibal about three episodes into its third season, but since Hannibal isn’t a wholly owned product of NBC, and the network merely licensed the internationally-made series to air in the U.S., there was a very good chance that Hannibal could be picked up elsewhere. In fact, show producer Bryan Fuller was absolutely certain of it. Well, those odds got slightly more narrow today as Fuller tweeted that neither Netflix nor Amazon, the two likeliest candidates for a Hannibal reprise, have passed on picking up the show. (more…)

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It’s the worst kept secret that Netflix has changed the game of television, both on the side of the networks and on the side of the viewers. As TV viewers become more acclimated to binge-watching, on-demand, anytime scheduling, the major U.S. networks have scrambled to keep up by phasing out repeats, having year-round schedules of new programs, and, like a recent move by NBC, posting all episodes of a series to stream instantly. Given all that, and the ease and access of Netflix business model, observers are now saying that in just over a year, Netflix will have more viewers than NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox. (more…)

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Despite the recent back and forth about two houses divided under one roof, anything Marvel Studios does, on TV or at the movies, is sure to generate excitement. To wit, some casting news just hit the interwebs concerning the second season of the Marvel/Netflix series Daredevil, and some pretty major casting news at that. Interested in seeing the Man Without Fear in the same room with another marquee Marvel character? Well, in season two of the show, Daredevil will cross paths with Frank Castle, AKA: The Punisher, who will be brought to life by a fan who is no stranger to playing a dark and disturbed comic book character. Walking Dead fans: Jon Bernthal is you’re new Punisher! (more…)