Category Archives: Television
The awesome Titans costumes just keep coming! We saw Robin a few weeks ago, and it was great. So here’s Hawk and Dove, which also look great!
I am honestly kind of excited for this show now. I didn’t have much faith in it ever happening — because sometimes I still can’t believe that we live in a world of awesome, live action superhero everything — but now I can’t wait to see this show in action!
Jessica Jones probably stands as the best — so far — of all the Marvel Netflix shows. That’s pretty cool! It’s a great show, a great character, with a great actor at the head. So enjoy this teaser for the second season!
One hopes we get a bigger, better trailer soon. And here’s hoping that they don’t blow this new season like they’ve kind of been doing for all the other Netflix shows. I want it to be really good! Can’t we have really great Marvel Netflix TV?!
Earlier this week, I posted my review of The Punisher TV show on Netflix and ended with the suggestion that they should just film Garth Ennis’ Punisher MAX. I know I’m not alone in declaring that this is the best Punisher story of all time. I also think it’s hugely filmable. And movie and TV adaptions clearly hint at this greatness, but none have yet just grabbed this amazing, massive story and turned it into cinematic gold.
They should. And I’ll take a moment to tell them how it should be done.
I liked The Punisher on Netflix well enough, but it could have been better. It could have been so much better. Granted, I’m not in charge of the show and I don’t have any say in any of these matters. But I’ve got a blog and an opinion, and that’s all I really need!
Join me after the jump for how I would make seasons 2 and 3 of The Punisher. If we accept season 1 as canon now, I think we can still transition into the Punisher MAX material.
It’ll help if you already know the material I’m talking about. Definite SPOILERS for both the comic and the show. Let me know what you think about my ideas in the comments!
I continue to be amazed that we live in a world where the Punisher gets a TV show. How can we be so lucky? And in the same year that Iron Fist and The Defenders also had TV shows! Thankfully, I think The Punisher is better than both of those shows…but not by much. I liked The Punisher well enough, but in the end, I’m a little disappointed that it wasn’t better. This is a good character with some great stories, but this 13-episode show barely scratched the surface of potential.
TV Rating: 6/10 – Pretty Good
Out of all the Netflix shows, I would rank The Punisher somewhere below the first half of Luke Cage and then above the second half of Luke Cage. It’s good, solid entertainment, but it doesn’t really leave an impact or push itself as far and as powerfully as it could. And it’s even worse that the showrunners had three failed Punisher movie adaptations that showed them how not to make a Punisher show.
The Punisher has never been one of my favorite characters, but I like him well enough. And I regard writer Garth Ennis’ Punisher MAX storyline as one of my Top 5 favorite comic book runs of all time. So I’m no stranger to wanting the best for this character. Let’s just hope he gets some future seasons to try again.
Join me after the jump for my review of The Punisher on Netflix! Expect FULL SPOILERS for the whole first season! And I’d love to hear your thoughts on the show in the comments!
Sesame Street puts out a really sweet parody bit every couple of years. They’re fun, silly and just plain cool. One hopes the kids really appreciate the care and attention that goes into this Stranger Things parody. Or maybe it’s meant for Internet nerds like me.
Either way, it’s a delightful way to start a Monday. And all of that rhymed, so Sesame Street would approve!