The second half of the first season of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is on the way! It debuts on Netflix on April 5. I really enjoyed the first season and am excited for more.
In fact, here’s a trailer about it!
April is going to be crazy for good TV. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Tick, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power; and then Avengers: Endgame. I love me some good entertainment!
The second and probably last season of The Punisher arrived on Netflix this past weekend, and after binging the whole thing, I’m ready for the Netflix Defenders shows to end. It was a fine experiment, there’s some decent TV on the whole, but let’s move on.
TV Show Rating: 4/10 – Pretty Bad
I should preface this whole post with a warning to take my thoughts with a grain of salt. I’ve only ever been a moderate Punisher fan, but I hold Garth Ennis’ Punisher MAX comic as one of the greatest comic book runs of all time. I reread nearly all 10+ volumes at least once a year, I love it so much. So when it comes to reviewing anything new about the Punisher, I am hugely biased in one certain direction.
And for the second season in a row, The Punisher TV show on Netflix is nothing like Punisher MAX. The show is its own thing, and I can respect that. I’d like it even more if that own thing was good. But as we’ll discuss, I didn’t care for this season.
Join me after the jump for my thoughts on The Punisher season 2! Feel free to share your own review in the comments. And be aware of FULL SPOILERS for the entire show.
The second season of The Punisher on Netflix releases into all of our lives next Friday! I was pretty OK with the first season, and you best believe I’m going to watch the second.
The biggest thing I want from season 2 — other than a direct adaptation of The Slavers — is more actual punishing. I want him in the outfit with the skull logo killing criminals. I don’t like that Jigsaw is coming back, to keep the fight personal. I want the Punisher indiscriminately killing criminals and bad guys. That’s the Punisher!
Netflix’s next big cartoon hit is apparently going to be a Carmen Sandiego cartoon. And they’ve added a twist in that she’s a hero now. She’s still a thief, but she steals things that bad guy thieves are trying to steal before they can steal them.
I’m a huge fan of Netflix cartoons. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was one of my favorite overall shows last year — and come back Wednesday for a not-at-all timely List of Six about my thoughts on the show — so here’s hoping this new cartoon is just as good. I’m not a fan of the premise, at least not at this surface level. Why not make a cartoon about a bad guy? Encourage kids that stealing is cool!
We’ll see how it goes!
The Netflix Defenders are in free fall! Within the past week or so, both Iron Fist and Luke Cage have been cancelled! It’s quite the shocker! I always pictured these four shows — along with Daredevil and Jessica Jones — as being a package deal. And does Netflix really cancel shows? Is that how they work?
Whatever the case may be, the third season of Daredevil arrived to remind us all that these shows can be damn good!
Comic Rating: 8/10 – Very Good.
Daredevil remains the standout show of the entire experiment. With the exception of the season 2 finale, I’ve loved everything about the Daredevil show, so I’m quite pleased at another exciting season. Though if I’m being honest, Daredevil isn’t among the best TV of the year for me. It’s fun and exciting, but for me, it falls just under the radar of being must-watch television. Still good though.
Join me after the jump for my thoughts on the latest season. Except FULL SPOILERS for the whole season. And feel free to share your own reviews in the comments.