Marvel x Netflix

The relationship between Marvel and Netflix has produced some great TV. Whether it's the dark hallway fight scene from season 1 of Daredevil, to The Punisher's prison adventures, or to #Jessica Jones' mature topics. There have been some mishaps, like the first few episodes of #Iron Fist, and the odd pacing problem here and there. But the general consensus seems to be that Netflix and Marvel are doing a good job.

Daredevil which has been the best series in my opinion, has 2 seasons under it's belt. It possesses a great lead actor in Charlie Cox, great choreography, set pieces and characters. The introduction of Claire Temple played by the stunning Rosario Dawson, and her Nick Fury-esque role, were a welcome addition to the series.

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Jessica Jones, played by Krysten Ritter, gave us a very serious look at the other side of the universe. The topics of murder, rape, alcoholism, and abuse, whether it was mental or drug-related, was explored.

Mike Colter's Luke Cage brought us our first black hero of the Netflix universe. He gave us a look in to African-American struggles, crime, politics, and racism - institutional or otherwise.

And then there was the Iron Fist played by Finn Jones. Iron Fist came out last and could possibly be seen as the least loved of the quartet. The martial artist with a similar backstory to Batman, it has to be said had its moments. Jessica Henwick's character Colleen Wing was a huge positive. The fight scenes left a bit to be desired but my overall feeling is that they'll iron out the problems in season 2 and give us something great.

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An honourable mention must of course go to The Punisher. The insanely talented Jon Bernthal left such a lasting impression on fans in Daredevil season 2, that he got his own series. I look forward to seeing his revenge fueled killing sprees in Hell's Kitchen and beyond.

The Defenders

#The Defenders is Netflix's answer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Avengers. The street level team up is coming to Netflix on August 18th 2017. And I can't wait to see what's in store. The dynamic between Jessica Jones and Luke Cage has been explored a bit but to see the others get involved is going to be one of the TV events of the year.

The pop culture icon that is Sigourney Weaver is the villain to our team of vigilantes. Speaking of villains it's definitely going to get messy over the 8 episodes we have with them. After all the Netflix baddies do tend to live up their name; let us hope Sigourney Weaver continues the trend.

Check out the trailer for The Defenders here.