Post by honestiago on Nov 25, 2015 22:28:41 GMT -5
Not a big fan of this series so far. I find Jones unlikable and Cage pretty bland. Most interesting character is Purple Man, though the reasons for his fixation on Jones befuddle me at the moment. Guess I'll have to watch the whole thing before rendering final judgment. Can say I was glad for a break from all the super f***ing that was going on early in the series. Still plays out like a damned soap opera, though, and, at present, nowhere near as good as Daredevil (or even The Flash). (Maybe I'm not a fan of Bendis creations?)
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Post by takewithfood on Nov 26, 2015 10:40:37 GMT -5
Well, I finished the show last night. To skip to the obvious comparison, for the first ~6 episodes I was prepared to declare it superior to Daredevil; however, overall I think it's slightly weaker, but still a great show and a worthy companion/sequel. Its strengths lie in an amazing performance by David Tennant, the intense relationship between the hero and main villain, and the psychological thrills which blow any of the consequences in Daredevil out of the water.
The weaknesses, though, start to pile up after the first half. Without getting into spoiler territory, my biggest gripe with the show is that it divides way too much of its time to plot arcs for secondary and tertiary characters. Daredevil had a pretty tight, even pace, where the great majority of the show was either directly about Murdock, or directly about Fisk, with only some minor deviations for one or two secondary characters, and everything ultimately branched off Murdock's storyline. Jessica Jones features several characters who each have their own demons, their own challenges, and the show starts to derail a little as it spends too much time following them over multiple episodes. Only a string of unlikely coincidences ties it all together.
Overall I'd give it a B+ to Daredevil's A-. Well worth the wait. I have very low expectations for the Luke Cage, show.. I have a feeling it's going to bomb.
I was never much of a fan of Luke Cage in his early days (earliest I remember is a tussle with Spiderman I think, but i might be wrong) with the headband and yellow shirt thing. His New Avengers days were a bit more interesting, Sam Jackson with muscles I guess. Surprised that he's getting his own series though (is that right?) As basically he's a guy who bullets bounce off and a mid tier strength strongman, and thats about it. Don't know if thats enough to carry a series unless iron fist is in it with him. Haven't watched all the J Jones episodes yet so will pass final judgement when done.
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Post by takewithfood on Nov 26, 2015 11:11:37 GMT -5
Yep, they started filming Luke Cage in September and are probably about half-way finished; it will be released late 2016. Daredevil season 2 will probably come out first, though; likely this coming spring or summer.
I don't think we'll see Iron Fist in Luke Cage, since they're already filming and they haven't even cast Iron Fist yet. Rumour is they don't even have a script for Iron Fist yet, and I suspect the problem is that his character is inherently mystical and that might be a bit much to swallow for audiences. These shows all seem to have a policy of not doing origin stories, and instead they gradually dole small flashbacks throughout the series to give us a bare-bones understanding of how it all came to be. That might not work as well for Iron Fist, or so the producers probably think. (I actually don't think it would be a problem.)
I feel like we've seen so much of Luke Cage now, that there isn't enough left over to fill another 13-episode series, but we'll see. Maybe Jessica will be along to help pad out the story a little, in which case I really hope she doesn't get her own second season.
I don't think it's so hard to do Iron Fist, but they are probably pacing themselves, waiting for the reception to the weirder sides of Jessica Jones and maybe Doctor Strange. I don't think they'll deviate much from the Fraction/Brubaker/Aja run of the character and that's easily feasible.
Post by takewithfood on Dec 10, 2017 0:06:14 GMT -5
Season 2 Teaser Trailer:
Well I don't think that tells us much more than "So, it's back, March 8th, and Jessica and her sidekicks are back too." Which is fine; I'm not in love with the trend of trailers giving away 100% of the best parts.
All I know is the obvious: the show has a LOT of presence to fill without David Tenant as Killgrave (though he will make some form of appearance, I'm guessing in flashbacks and/or as the demons in Jessica's head). I don't see how they can top Season 1. The good news is that showrunner Melissa Rosenberg is back at the helm.
Post by RidiculousNinja on Dec 18, 2017 14:35:30 GMT -5
I can agree with you on how can the hope to top season 1. Well the probably can’t honestly. My forecast? Season 2 isn’t going to to be as good though still enjoyable and they make season 3 raise the bar lol
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Post by takewithfood on Apr 8, 2018 15:05:41 GMT -5
So has anyone else finished season 2 yet?
I really enjoyed it overall, though I think it suffered from the 13-episode format; it should probably only have been about 8-10 episodes to keep the story tighter. A lot less action than Season 1 (which was already light on fights) but it spent more time developing the cast, and that's an okay trade for me.
I imagine it will be a lot less popular in general than the first season. It just happens that I really enjoyed the themes this season, and I dig the slow burn.