Review: The Umbrella Academy | Season 1

For awhile I was worried about Netflix cancelling Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Daredevil (more than likely to be followed by The Punisher and Jessica Jones) but after seeing the first season of The Umbrella Academy, a new series based on the Dark Horse comic of the same name, I’m a bit more comfortable because […]

Marvel’s The Punisher: Season Two – Trailer

I’ve stated my concerns about Marvel Television’s The Punisher recently in reference to the teaser trailer released just a day or so ago and my feelings haven’t at all changed with the release of the full trailer. In other words Jon Bernthal is a great Punisher though I get the feeling this series is not […]

Too Much Of A Good Thing

Take this with a shaker of salt, but according to Josh Wilding at Comicbookmovie, part of the reason Netflix has cancelled Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Daredevil has less to do with ratings than it does with the fact that Netflix wanted to decrease the length of a season. And while that doesn’t quite seem […]

What Cloak & Dagger Needs (To Do) To Succeed

Marvel Television, unlike their stablemates at Marvel Studios are very hit and miss as far as translating their characters goes. So far–when they’ve dealt with ‘street-level’ characters like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, they’ve been relatively successful. The problems arise when they try to tackle characters that exist is a more […]

Luke Cage Season 2 – Teaser Trailer

While I don’t think that it’s disputable that Marvel on Netflix has upped the ante on superheroes on television immensely that’s not for a moment to imply that there aren’t problems. The biggest of which (in my eyes) is that no matter the series–Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones or Luke Cage–they never seem to quite […]

Marvel Television’s Problem (And How to Fix It)

While Marvel Studios’ Black Panther literally tears through box office records Marvel Television–the arm of Marvel Entertainment that handles television projects–is doing…okay. They’ve got four shows on Netflix (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage and the The Defenders), one on Hulu (Runaways), one coming up on Freeform (Cloak and Dagger) and another on ABC (Agents […]

The Defenders – Trailer 2

Marvel Television, as far as I can tell, is in a bind entirely of their own making. While I enjoy the series that have done thus far–with a particular emphasis on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.–I do feel a certain reluctance on their parts to embrace the fantastic wholeheartedly (which is an interesting, though odd, problem […]