In this installment: Daredevil’s best season yet, Sam Esmail and Julia Roberts’s brilliance, and Chris Pine swings his sword.
The much-hyped team-up of all the major Marvel/Netflix players is an uneven exercise in brand management. (Full season spoilers ahoy!)
This past Friday, the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil was released on Netflix. After finishing the 13th episode late Saturday night, I spent most of yesterday trying to digest what I had seen. It’s not that Daredevil Season 2 is some labyrinthine work of genre-destroying fiction, but it has its moments.
PEAK TV! PEAK TV!
There have been maybe two films this year that have impressed me enough to make my year-end list. Not so with television. What should you be catching up on this summer?
The short version: Netflix’s entry into the MCU is the best comic book television series I’ve ever seen, and very nearly the best thing Marvel Studios has put their name on.