Marvel Television, in the shows that they have made for Netflix–so far we’ve seen Jessica Jones and Daredevil, soon to be followed by Luke Cage and Iron Fist and culminating in The Defenders–have created some of the most addictive television in recent memory.
It’s worth mentioning that since you’re getting an entire season all at once, most viewers are going to watch as many episodes as they can stand at one time, which is more akin to actively consuming them more than the passive act that television viewing typically is.
This latest trailer–in two parts, by the way, which is odd in that the trailer has become the event in and of itself–is more Punisher/Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal)-centric as we see him causing all sorts of trouble for Daredevil/Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox).
And speaking of the Punisher, I get the feeling that we’re not going to see the Punisher’s iconic skull where the (Marvel) Universe intended, over his chest and abdomen. I hope I’m wrong, but then again, in the more realistic way Marvel Television is handling these characters, I can at least understand it (Daredevil only wears a costume because it shields his identity and provides protection against bladed weapons).
Though that doesn’t mean I have to like it.