Daredevil season two is yet another love letter to the darkest, seediest and most brutal corners of the Marvel Universe.
Its strengths are many: the stellar fight scene choreography and unwavering commitment to recreating Matt Murdock’s world chief among them.
But for all those highlights, there are problems. Some wooden dialogue hampers otherwise engaging character interplay, while a few curious character choices keep the second season of the hit Netflix show from realizing its full potential.
Despite those flaws, Daredevil remains one of the best streaming series around, and is a must watch both for comics fans and anyone who just really enjoys watching people getting the shit kicked out of them.
Dear Al Jean, Matt Groening, Jebus, and anyone else who might be listening:
It’s time for The Simpsons to end.
There’s only one thing left for Walter White. Death.
After four and half seasons and one of the most satisfying character arcs on television, Bryan Cranston‘s career-defining character has nowhere else to go. Showrunner Vince Gilligan has achieved something incredible – almost imperceptively shifting Walt from sad-sack loser to tragic hero, and then tragic hero to full-on villain.
Invariably, by the end of the midway point of season five, it hits you – you’re no longer rooting for Walt. His cause is no longer noble and his flaws have consumed him. His ego, his pride and his thirst for absolute power have made him unrelatable and unlikable – traits hardly any protagonist can sustain for an extended period.
So he has to go.
With that spirit in mind, here’s a look at some possibilities for how the giant that is Walter White might meet his end.
Netflix has really nailed it with the new jailhouse drama/comedy Orange is the New Black. It’s fun, it’s scripted and paced well, and it features some fantastic acting. It’s a reverse-Cinderella story that just hammers home that Netflix’s biggest strength actually lies in original programming.
The new season of Arrested Development is a dud. Much like a former lover who saunters back into your life after an extended absence…something’s just not quite right.
Sure, there are flashes of the chemistry that initially drew you to each other. But in the end you’re left with a hollow feeling and knowing that some things are best fondly remembered rather than trying to rekindle them.
Animation studios really seem to be getting the hang of things on the small screen. In the last few years, audiences have been treated to a host of comic properties turned into well-realized animated shows. Alongside their blockbuster movie counterparts, comics are branching out faster every day.
Here’s a list of the ten best animated series based on comics: