Yep finished season 2 and very much enjoyed. I re-watched season 1 as well and actually I think it was pretty much on parr. It did drag on a bit in the same way season 1 did. But the grittiness was just perfect. I think of the Marvel series on Netflcks it's probably my favourite. Dare devil was good but I really don't like the way they portrayed the Hand (far too many reveals for my tastes) so that kind of spoilt things for me. Iron Fist suffered from much the same problem as Dare Devil only more so. Luke Cage just bored me. I think I got about half way through the series and decided I had better things to do with my life.
Who honors those we love for the very life we live? Who sends monsters to kill us. And at the same time, things that will never die. Who teaches us whats real, and how to laugh at lies. Who decides why we live, and what we’ll die to defend. Who trains us, and who holds the key to set us free. It’s you. You have all the weapons you need. Now fight!
Post by takewithfood on Apr 21, 2018 18:24:08 GMT -5
Really glad you guys liked it. I'm a big noir nerd, and I'm used to my friends finding the stuff I like too dark and gloomy. This season was really noir-inspired; the clips from Touch of Evil and The Killers (one of my favourites; I have its poster in my living room) that Jessica's neighbour projected on the walls was a definite wink from the director.
I love that Marvel has found a way to give us stories in so many different tones, somehow set in basically the same universe. I hope they manage to steer Luke Cage and Iron Fist in the right direction, because I think there's still potential there, if only they can get creators who are as clearly passionate about the material as Melissa Rosenberg is about Jessica Jones.
Post by takewithfood on Jul 13, 2019 12:50:25 GMT -5
I've just finished Season 3. It's pretty good, and I agree with Dhark that the pacing is improved. Rather than stick some filler episodes in the middle, they wrote ~4 interconnected plotlines and wove them carefully through every episode. There were lulls where either the pacing slowed or the direction the story was taking got a bit muddled, but there was always a reason or payoff, and overall I found it pretty satisfying.
I think their best decision was to not even attempt to craft a villain that could match the powers or performance of Killgrave, and instead focused on their established characters. I don't care enormously for either Malcolm or Hogarth, but the combination of their performances and the stakes just generally being high kept me interested enough to keep me watching.
Going to miss this series, but I feel lucky we got a show of this caliber at all.
Finally got to watch it whole and even if I liked it and thanked that there was no mid-season-lull I felt a bit off. I like the general idea, how it plays off and even how it ends for a series finale, but I still feel that it could be generously trimmed down, specially around some secondary characters.
Post by takewithfood on Sept 3, 2019 17:18:23 GMT -5
Agreed about the secondary characters. There wasn't enough growth in either of them to really justify that much screen time as secondary characters. A tighter series focusing more on Jessica and Trish would have been preferable. If they really wanted to invest in Jery or Malcolm, they probably needed an even longer season and made it more of an ensemble cast thing with more complete plot arcs, but that feels like a weird change of pace for a 3rd season.
It was pretty okay, though, eh?
Makes me wonder what these upcoming Disney TV shows are going to be like.
It was more than pretty okay for me (but part of it it's due to being a fan of Alias, the comic) and now that the whole Netflix thing is over, Jessica Jones is probably my fave series of them all and the only sliver of doubt is caused by how satisfactory Punisher is and how much I love Bernthal on the role. DD's second half of second season and the start of the third really made me enjoy it way less, even if I love the characters and the actors portraying them. Luke Cage had a nice feel and it was enjoyable, but it also was meandering as hell. Iron Fist... well, it's the only one that had the courage (or lack of options) to make a 10 episode season, and it certainly got better, but not really good enough. All in all a welcome enterprise that could have been better if the whole thing was tighter and they didn't apply the same coat of "real street heroes" to them all, specially Iron Fist that got the short end of that deal.
I'm, if nothing else, optimistic about ideas (WandaVision seems crazy enough to work) and given the situation they are in with the launch of a new platform optimistic about production values as well, but will see.