Hulu hit a home run when in June, 2017 they premiered The Handmaid’s Tale as a Hulu Original. A classic sci-fi dystopian novel, the story’s transition to tv show sizzled across the internet. Once it aired, people were even more abuzz. The show became a drama darling, praised by casual and critical viewers alike.
This summer, The Handmaid’s Tale came back for another round. And boy was it something. But is the second season able to live up to the praises of the first?
Yes and no. (more…)
While Marvel has become the summer blockbuster overlord when it comes to films, the company had begun to lose steam on its Netflix series front. Daredevil season 1 and 2 and the first season of Jessica Jones were wild hits, but things seemed to stagnate from there. Luke Cage, first seen on Jessica Jones, received lukewarm reviews on his own series and Iron Fist was relatively panned by critics and fans alike. The Defenders brought things back up, but things from there (The Punisher, Jessica Jones season 2) have wavered in that gray area of “good, but kinda slow and forgettable”.
Then Luke Cage season 2 releases on Netflix and the whole game is changed again. (more…)
While the world eagerly anticipates the arrival of Stranger Things’ second season this October, its creators are already thinking about the show’s climax. The Netflix original series defied the odds, and swiftly becoming one of the most talked about shows of the year despite the fact it doesn’t rely on a plethora of Hollywood stars or aggressive marketing campaigns. Instead, Stranger Things charmed and terrified its audiences in equal measure, combining strong characterisation and visceral horror with a liberal dose of 80s nostalgia. At this year’s Comic Con, the series’ creators and executive producers Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, and Shawn Levy gave some hints as to how they see the series panning out. (more…)
Although the first season ended to a mixed reaction, striking a chord somewhere between madcap oddity and underwhelming wheel spinning, it did at least leave us where Preacher Is meant to be. Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy are on the road, God is missing and the Saint of Killers is hot on their trail, leaving a bloody mess of corpses in his wake. For fans of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s comics that means that the scene is now set, and it’s time for Preacher to start doing what it does best; delivering high-octane insanity, irreverent religious satire, vampires, guns, bizarre sexual fetishes and everything in-between. From the teaser that just dropped, it looks like that’s the plan. (more…)
The Hero For Hire isn’t exactly a newcomer to the Marvel Netflix Universe, what with him already having made waves on his guest appearances both in Jessica Jones and Daredevil. The toughest man of Hell’s Kitchen is finally confirmed to be getting his own show, if the newest spoiler-free teaser is anything to go by… (more…)
Both from a production and presentation standpoint, television is a very different medium from the world of comic books. Whether it is CW’s DC-centric shows like Arrow and Flash or shows from different decades (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman always springs to mind, for some reason), a sense of real-world practicality is usually infused to a TV production – and understandably so. It is with this in mind, then, that the highly-acclaimed Netflix offering Daredevil tried to stay as “true to life” as possible, and this approach extended to the titular hero’s “super” costume. As we are now on the brink of the second season being released, the powers-that-be behind the show have chosen to share a few alternate designs they had for the “Man Without Fear.” (more…)
The Flash has done some pretty ballsy things in its year-and-a-half on the air: it embraced time travel, the multiverse, doppelgangers, Gorilla Grodd, and Barry’s sometimes cavalier attitude about keeping his secret identity. Then, in season two’s fourth episode, “The Fury of Firestorm,” The Flash team went and introduced King Shark into the mix, and it was glorious (at least for the whole two minutes King Shark was on screen before being incapacitated by Harrison Wells from Earth 2). If you were one of those people wanting more King Shark, you’re in luck, because he’s coming back later this season on The Flash, but the Scarlet Speedster’s going to need some help from a member of Team Arrow to take him down. (more…)
Although kind of overshadowed by the relative newness of Jessica Jones, let’s not forget about the show that started this new era of Marvel TV on Netflix: Daredevil. The new year will see a new season of the Man Without Fear on the streaming service, and it will see some well-known faces from Marvel Comics join the show as Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) quests to clean-up post-alien attack Hell’s Kitchen, which has become a wretched hive of scum and villainy. Now, with three days left till 2016, we’re bring given a good long look at Frank “The Punisher” Castle (Jon Bernthal), and Elektra Natchios (Elodie Yung) in the new season of Daredevil. (more…)
Agent Carter was a nice surprise at the top of the year, as Marvel finally delivered on a story with a strong, independent female hero at the center (even she wasn’t wearing a costume). The adventures of SSR Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) will continue early in the new year with season two of Agent Carter, and as I’m sure you’ve already heard, the new adventure will include a trip to the left coast for Carter, her fellow agents, friends and enemies. Now, Marvel and ABC have released the first official image from season two, an image of Agent Carter that definitely says, “Welcome to California.” (more…)
******UPDATE OF THE UPDATE: Found a Tweet with the video that still works, watch it fast!
***UPDATE: Alas, it’s gone. Apparently some press “Publish” a little early on that one. Still, the leaked version can be found below.
If you’re a Marvel fan, and you’re looking forward to the next phase of Netflix’s five series plan, Jessica Jones, hold on there for a minute because Daredevil is here to say, have you missed me yet. The first season of the series about the Man Without Fear launched in April and was an immediate hit with fans and critics thanks to its darker tone, bone-crunching action, and spot-on casting. So how about that second season? Well, those attending New York Comic-Con got a taste of Daredevil season 2, and now you can too, but just a taste. The official trailer is now posted online for your approval. (more…)