Monday, October 10, 2016

Good Morning, World

Has anybody watched Luke Cage yet? I'm slowly but surely working my way through it - I like to stare at Mike Colter (and Mahershala Ali, for that matter) but I'm finding the show a bit of a chore, honestly. Every episode feels three times longer than it is - I've only watched four episodes so far and it feels like very very little has happened. When my boyfriend sat down during the fourth episode, having not seen any of the previous ones, he asked me what he needed to know to catch up and there was literally one thing I could tell him.

It feels kind of like the superhero shows from my youth, like Wonder Woman and The Incredible Hulk, which were similarly overly plotty - you look back at them and it's a bunch of people sitting around yapping about absolutely nothing for long stretches of time. Daredevil (which I love) and Jessica Jones (which I have mixed feelings about) both felt more dynamic than that, but maybe I just like their cast of characters better? Nobody's really popping off the screen in Luke Cage's world. (I do wish they'd give Alfre Woodard something to do already.) That said...

... it was still kind of a thrill to see pictures of all of Netflix's Marvel superheroes all in one place at New York Comic-Con this past weekend! And not just because it gives me the visual of Mike Colter and Finn Jones climbing right on top of Charlie Cox and suffocating him with their various body parts.

ETA oh and here's the first trailer
for Iron Fist with Finn Jones!


Anonymous said...

At the midway mark, Woodard is going to stand out in a big way.

JA said...

THANK GOD. As I wrote that sentence part of me was hoping I was just jumping the gun, because why hire Alfre fuckin' Woodard otherwise? (Not that she hasn't been wasted many many times in the past.)