Post by takewithfood on Jul 21, 2018 19:24:21 GMT -5
I guess I could start a new thread for this, but meh. Season 2 is coming out this September 7th - earlier than I expected. Here's the teaser trailer, though there isn't much to see:
As much as I disliked the first season, I think there's reason to be optimistic for season 2. Hear me out.
Granted, Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick stunk up the first season (and Defenders, too) but they each had acceptable cameos in Luke Cage season 2, so there's hope that they're growing/settling into their roles a little bit.
I also loved Tom Pelphrey and Jessica Stroup as the Meachum siblings, and they are both returning. The show is also adding Alice Eve to the cast, and that seems fine with me.
The show also has a new showrunner, Raven Metzner, and while I'm not a fan of his work (like, at all), he is at least someone different. Maybe it's a step in the right direction. I mean, probably not, but hey, they needed to try.
So... yeah. I'm going to watch. We'll see soon enough.
Post by takewithfood on Sept 12, 2018 19:56:11 GMT -5
I'm about half way through, I think. The season starts off pretty rough, but it does get better, and might, overall, be an improvement.
Danny and Colleen continue to be the weak links: neither is a very capable actor, and they have zero chemistry. They are also each quite passive, with few discernible goals, and little understanding of what is going on around them, nor what to do about it. However, this is mostly the fault of the first season, and the writers are at least trying to do the best they can with what the have.
So far I still wouldn't recommend it to a friend, but it is watchable past the first episode or two. I feel like the Marvel/Netflix partnership has jumped the shark/run its course, though, and this might be the last entry I watch.
Post by takewithfood on Sept 14, 2018 9:54:11 GMT -5
So, I've finished the season.
Fuck me, I was wrong. It was actually pretty okay! Better than the last Luke Cage, maybe better than the first season of Luke Cage, too.
It's so hard to measure because the season does a lot of things right, but still has some glaring weak spots, but overall it blew away my very low expectations. I thought I was done with these shows but now I want more.
EDIT: Oh, and after the last episode, stick around after the credits for a teaser.
I did enjoy it, it was better than expected but still needs work even if I enjoyed it. The end teaser... I did giggle and smile during it like the fanboy I am, but it either takes place with a severe tone shift in the third season or it's just an empty gesture.
Post by takewithfood on Oct 13, 2018 23:06:55 GMT -5
I find the last line of Marvel's statement interesting (bold for emphasis):
“Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix,” said the Disney-owned comic giant and the streamer in a joint statement to Deadline today. “Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew and showrunners,” Marvel and Netflix added. “We’re thankful to the fans who have watched these two seasons, and for the partnership we’ve shared on this series. While the series on Netflix has ended, the immortal Iron Fist will live on.”
Heroes for Hire, anyone? Or at least Daughters of the Dragon?