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Luke Cage : Netflix

POSTED BY: AURAPTOR
UPDATED: Monday, October 10, 2016 15:37
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Friday, October 7, 2016 9:55 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Awesome. Extremely well done, and a fair amount of crossover with Daredevil and Jessica Jones. As expected, they all take place on Manhattan, during the same time period.

Going from what I see in the series, I can tell they made more than a couple of homages to the comics. Which , par for most of these things, I've never read.

As much a fan of Krysten Ritter as I am, I still may have to rate Luke Cage a tad better than Jessica Jones, as a series. Daredevil , of the 3 , I'd rate tops, but to be honest, all 3 are right in the same ball park.

Sidenote: The comic version of the story have some romantic story lines involving the characters which, from what I've seen on the t.v. series, I hope they don't follow. Not that it matters much, but there's a whole backstory to these ' heroes' that has already been addressed in the comics,so I guess that's where it'll end up, eventually.

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Friday, October 7, 2016 11:56 AM

ZEEK


I'm only 7 episodes in but I'm liking it so far. I liked Jessica Jones the most of all three shows though. I liked the more psychological/suspense angle of it than the other two shows. They're all well made though. I'm pretty impressed. By comparison Agents of SHIELD is garbage. Though I still watch that as well.

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Friday, October 7, 2016 2:40 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


I have two episodes to go, will watch at least one of them today. I'll wait til then to say which of the series I like the most, but I agree it is awesome. Loving Luke and Misty, and even though she's a shitty character, Alfre Woodard is great as Mariah. Also like Rosario Dawson in every scene in all the shows. Clare is just as much a hero as any of them.

I liked JJ a bit more than DD. I liked Karen and Foggy as characters more than Matt, mainly because it was so unrelentingly dark and brutal through all the fights. I've still only seen the first episode of DD's second season, so I can't say anything about Frank Castle, but I'm sure I will get around to it eventually.



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Friday, October 7, 2016 9:40 PM

MOOSE


Quote:

Originally posted by Zeek:
...By comparison Agents of SHIELD is garbage. Though I still watch that as well.



I've slowly lost interest in SHIELD over last season. I haven't even seen any of the current episodes.

I've enjoyed all of the Netflix shows, with the Punisher portion of DD my favorite.

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Friday, October 7, 2016 10:53 PM

G

... fully loaded, safety off...


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Awesome. Extremely well done, and a fair amount of crossover with Daredevil and Jessica Jones. As expected, they all take place on Manhattan, during the same time period.

Going from what I see in the series, I can tell they made more than a couple of homages to the comics. Which , par for most of these things, I've never read.

As much a fan of Krysten Ritter as I am, I still may have to rate Luke Cage a tad better than Jessica Jones, as a series. Daredevil , of the 3 , I'd rate tops, but to be honest, all 3 are right in the same ball park.

Sidenote: The comic version of the story have some romantic story lines involving the characters which, from what I've seen on the t.v. series, I hope they don't follow. Not that it matters much, but there's a whole backstory to these ' heroes' that has already been addressed in the comics,so I guess that's where it'll end up, eventually.



Thx for the review and glad it seems to be well rec'd by people here. Any particular order to watch these shows in?

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Saturday, October 8, 2016 12:33 AM

MOOSE


Quote:

Originally posted by G:
Any particular order to watch these shows in?



Release order.

Daredevil season1
Jessica Jones
Daredevil season2
Luke Cage

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Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:52 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Anyone familiar with the comics? Can you answer this question?

Does Misty Knight have a special power, or is her visualization technique just similar to Sherlock's "Mind Palace"?



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Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:21 PM

MOOSE


IIRC, she doesn't have any special powers in the comics, she is just a superb detective. But it's been a looong time since I've read any, they might have changed things lately.

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Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:14 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


I did a few searches after I asked that question. It seems she had a bionic arm in the comics (provided by Tony Stark) after a bombing incident, and it's possible that was foreshadowed by events in this series. She is reportedly going to be back in The Defenders, and maybe even before that, since at one time she was involved with Danny "Iron Fist" Rand.



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Sunday, October 9, 2016 9:59 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by G:

Thx for the review and glad it seems to be well rec'd by people here. Any particular order to watch these shows in?



Daredevil - Jessica Jones - Luke Cage. As they were released.

Now, there's nothing mandatory in watching ALL Daredevil, then ALL of Jessica Jones before diving into the Luke Cage season. At this point, their major plot lines run fairly separate, but there's at least one unifying thread between them, and a bunch of one line references to either one or the other , as well as the running occasional reference to ' The Incident ' in NYC, and associated parties involved. Shouldn't take long to figure out

This is a rather ambitious project too. Along w/ the 3 series out already, there's 2 more off shoots coming, and then they'll ALL tie in , Avengers style, for The Defenders, which I'm not sure if it'll be a movie or it's own series. I'm purposefully trying to not get too far ahead, so that I can enjoy what's out now. I just try not to get my hopes up too far in advance, as sometimes that can lead to undue expectations. But that's just me.

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Sunday, October 9, 2016 10:09 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
I did a few searches after I asked that question. It seems she had a bionic arm in the comics (provided by Tony Stark) after a bombing incident, and it's possible that was foreshadowed by events in this series. She is reportedly going to be back in The Defenders, and maybe even before that, since at one time she was involved with Danny "Iron Fist" Rand.





See, this is why I cringe at the idea of what's 'canon' in the comics. Seriously, these heroes get " involved " with EVERYBODY - friends and enemies alike... it's soap opera garbage ! That's when they're not dying, being returned to life, or there's an entire different timeline - reality - etc... it gets WAY too confusing and messy for a t.v. series or movie.

What may work out best is there being shown an interest between characters, but then something happens, and they never really get to the part where they're a couple, but those feelings linger on, for future story twists and such. Or they could just SAY they hooked up, and not show it... I dunno. So much going on in so few episodes, there's just not much screen time to show relationship stuff ...save for an occasional gratuitous sex scene. Always time for one or two of those.

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Sunday, October 9, 2016 12:31 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Not being a comics reader, I don't care whether a show adheres to canon or not. I just want a good story well told. They are different mediums after all, just as it is when any book is adapted for film or TV. Then again, I've been upset about particular book to film adaptations, so it would be understandable if a comic fan complains about some change they don't like. I don't know if that has been happening with any of the Marvel shows since I don't hang with comic fans or visit many sites devoted to the books.



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Sunday, October 9, 2016 6:01 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!



Well, I view comics differently than I do books. I just do. Mess with the 'canon' of a comic book, doesn't matter so much, as it would say... having Elves show up at the battle of Helms Deep. THEN we've got issues.

Just sayin'.

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Sunday, October 9, 2016 7:09 PM

MOOSE


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Quote:

Originally posted by G:

Thx for the review and glad it seems to be well rec'd by people here. Any particular order to watch these shows in?



Daredevil - Jessica Jones - Luke Cage. As they were released.

Now, there's nothing mandatory in watching ALL Daredevil, then ALL of Jessica Jones before diving into the Luke Cage season. At this point, their major plot lines run fairly separate, but there's at least one unifying thread between them, and a bunch of one line references to either one or the other , as well as the running occasional reference to ' The Incident ' in NYC, and associated parties involved. Shouldn't take long to figure out

This is a rather ambitious project too. Along w/ the 3 series out already, there's 2 more off shoots coming, and then they'll ALL tie in , Avengers style, for The Defenders, which I'm not sure if it'll be a movie or it's own series. I'm purposefully trying to not get too far ahead, so that I can enjoy what's out now. I just try not to get my hopes up too far in advance, as sometimes that can lead to undue expectations. But that's just me.



Actually, just one more offshoot (Iron Fist) then the 8 episode The Defenders show. The Punisher will be getting his own show, but it won't be part of that team up.

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Sunday, October 9, 2016 7:09 PM

MOOSE



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Monday, October 10, 2016 11:57 AM

G

... fully loaded, safety off...


Thx Moose and AU for the viewing ordering thing.

I was a big time comics reader when I was but a poddling, when it was just Marvel and DC, and then I was pretty much ONLY into Marvel. DC had the artist Neil Smith, who was in my book a drawing God. Marvel had the Buscema brothers and Jack Kirby - amazing talents. That was loooong ago. Daredevil was a big deal and very unique back then, so I was a huge fan and that means I am very much looking forward to finding a dark room with wifi and headphones and watching these.

Fwiw - I hate it when tv or movies deviate from the original material. That is artistic license gone too far imho. Almost as bad as when they use dead people in commercials.

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Monday, October 10, 2016 3:37 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!



G - My first introduction to DD was the abysmal (imo) Ben Affleck movie. So yeah, I was more than hesitant at giving the character another shot, but there's just no comparison between the series and the movie. Sooo glad for their effort ! Dunno how close to the orignal story it stays, but I thought it was damn fine.

Knew of the upcoming Iron Fist series, but wasn't sure of the release date. First time I saw a live feed from Mike Colter ( Luke ) on Facebook , where he and Finn Jones ( Iron Fist ) have their first ' face to face ', via live chat. Pretty cool, if you get a chance to check it out.

I wasn't aware the Punisher wasn't a part of the Defender gang, but that only makes sense.

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