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NETFLIX AND CHILL: BINGE WATCHING- “MARVEL’S: THE DEFENDERS”

“Come, as you are. As You were, As i want you to be!”

It has finally arrived, Ladies and Gentelnerds! ‘THE DEFENDERS’ is now streaming on Netflix. All 8 fantastic episodes!..

Wait.. 8?!

Lmfao! 

Honestly. Didnt really bother me.. But i digress. It took me about 2 and a half days to binge it. And its taken me about, twice as long to get started on this Review.. Btw.. Some Spoilers are bound to happen. So if your one of those weird, one epsiode a day type of streamer? You’ve been warned.. Weirdos!

THE STORY:  When The ancient order of THE HAND set the final part of their plan to end New York into motion, DAREDEVIL, LUKE CAGE, JESSICA JONES and IRON FIST must band together to save the city! 

It is not.. The.. ‘Strongest’ part of the Defenders. Its a good story non the less.. Its actually the characters themselves that helps and carries the whole thing! Honestly, its the characters and the actors that draw you in and kept you there. The story could probably have been more effective if it had the chance to breath. Rushing it with the 8 episode limit, kinda fucked the story by the end of it. 

THE CAST: Every single of the actors, totally fucking rocked it! Thats what helped the Defenders be the epic thing it turned out to be. The characters! Charlie Cox, Mike Coultur, Kristen Ritter and Finn Jones were fabulous. They were fantastic. Every moment they had on screen. Every moment they are together. Is what made the whole thing work.

(Spoiler Territory approaching)

Sigourney Weaver’s ‘Alexandria’ 

Was.. Disappointing.. She had Kingpin potential. But they kinda dropped the ball on her and i blame that on the 8 episode limit. Given time, she could have been a great Villain. (More in the negatives section)
Elektra’s return was cool 

And well played. A lot of obvious things came out of her story.. Saw it coming right away. But it was Fun for the most part.

THE POSITIVES: 

The Crew! I want a season 2 with these people so bad.. Even if they just sit in a room talking or not talking. But in costume. I dont care. I could watch these people do anything. They were the greatest thing ever! Individually, together. The chemistry was awesome. The bright side of the 8 ep. Limit helped speed along the banding together aspect of the show. That was one thing that did not need to be dragged out. 

They also mixed the different show styles together seemlesly. The transition scenes from character to character worked wonderfully.

Madame Gao.. Was badass!

The supporting cast was great too. I will say this.. Again (SPOILERS!) The numerous endings that basicly promotes the individual series’s future to come, was great.. It made me excited for Iron Fist Season 2. Guarantee you we get a costume! Luke Cage S2 is gonna be exciting. Jessica Jones S2 is gonna be badass.. BUT!

THE NEGATIVES: The numerous endings was.. EH!? Ok.. It was cool.. Could have been better. But it was ok. 

Alexandria as a villain was so damn bland. They dropped the ball on that one. They painted her as the next Wislon Fisk, and they took it nowhere. She was supposed to be this badass ancient leader of the Hand, and she fell so flat. There were hints of badassery.. (Is that even a word?) and menace.. But there was no payoff. 

Needed more ninjas! In hindsight, for a Ninja Clan of assassins.. There were a lot of basic henchmen in this series.. Like.. Wtf? Where are the Ninjas!? 

Killing off Stick… Uhhm.. Not ok. They could have had his character last beyond this series for a while longer.. But, this is the MCU.. Nobody really stays dead for long. We’ll just have to wait and see. 

The 8 eps. Limit.. Cool for the lack of dragging a storyline unnecessarily. But fucked the plot to a degree as in, i couldnt care less. Just give me the Defenders kicking ass! And it fucked the story and hindered the growth of certain characters. I guess it’s like “Damned if you do. Damned if you dont” for Netflix. It worked but didnt work at the same time.

Not much else negativly about the show comes to mind at the moment.. So

OVERALL: 

THE DEFENDERS is one hell of a fun ride! Short. But Fun. Come for the Characters, Stay for the Characters. It was a great blend of the different genres they represented. It is just plain.. FUN! A true Joy to watch. Can’t wait for a season 2, and the continued adventures of the individual characters.

I give MARVEL’S “THE DEFENDERS” a score of.. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟💫 6 1/2 out of 10! Pure, badass fun! A must Binge for Marvel/Netflix Fans! 

Thanks for reading folks. Please leave a comment. A like. A follow.. Just an overall fact that you were here at all would be nice. 

Until next time folks.. Peace out!

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“WHY NOW, COULD BE THE TIME FOR A ‘CONEHEADS 2’!”

To this day ‘CONEHEADS’ is one of my most favorite SNL sketches turned Movie out of the several that we have had. (‘Night at The Ruxberry’ being another absolute fav)

I cant recall if any actual talks of a sequel have ever happened. But Now would be a great opprotunity for Dan Aykroyd and Co. To take advantage. 

“How would a ConeHeads 2 go?” You ask.. HERE’S HOW!

Beldar (Aykroyd) and Family are flourishing. Things have been going great. But, In this new day and age Beldar finds himself still struggling to fit in with Earth and its modern times. Add his new found role as a Grandfather to his millennial Grandkids, things get tougher. 
Start the film in 2016, right at the offset of the presidential election.. Beldar votes for Trump (que puns and jokes there) and boom..

Trump is elected and immigration is of course his first agenda. 

I would have Alec Baldwin play Trump in this, because, lets face it.. He’s awesome!

And it would be hilarious. Someone Trump hires finds out that Beldar and his family are not legal immagrints and that their records were falsified back in ’93. Also include that the Emporor of the coneheads discovers that Beldar deceived them and a full scale invasion ensues. 

The rest writes itself. With the current political and social climate of today. A Coneheads 2 could take on those issues in a clever and hilarious way. It doesnt have to be preachy or anything.. But it could lighten things up a bit! Poke a little fun at america at its current state.

With Chris Farley long gone. (Sadley) 

I would cast Josh Gad 

As the husband to Connie Conehead. 

Bring back a lot of the original cast. Including Sinbad and David Spade, and keep the budget to a 10 to 15 million.. Heck! It can go straight to Netflix if they want to. That would be just as cool. And they could have a massive comedy hit!

Anywho.. Thats just my thoughts on the matter.. 

HEY! Mr. Aykroyd.. Get started on this PLEASE!! 

Until Next time folks.. Peace Out!

“NETFLIX AND CHILL!”: ‘DAREDEVIL-SEASON 2 TRAILER!’

Hey there folks! I don’t have much to offer in regards to thoughts and or opinions for this edition of “NETFLIX AND CHILL..”

BUT!.. I do want to say this though.. THIS LOOKS FUCKING AWESOME!! I am so freaking stoked for DAREDEVIL Season 2, it’s so hard to describe. I can’t wait!

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Just judging from this trailer.. Season 2.. Is gonna be EPIC!! If you haven’t seen it yet..Take a look!

OMG! I don’t know about you folks.. But I’m going back into Season 1, Just until March 18. Then I’m BINGING THE HELL OUT OF SEASON 2!

See you folks next time.. Until then.. Peace Out!

“NETFLIX AND CHILL”- Binge Watching ‘Marvel/Netflix: JESSICA JONES’

HEYYY-LO fellow Bingers! Welcome back to our latest addition to the Marvel Inc Blog, “NETFLIX AND CHILL..” This time around, we discuss season one of Marvel/Netflix’s latest and greatest show.. “JESSICA JONES”

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And when I say, greatest. I do mean GREATEST! (Early warning.. SPOILERS APLENTY!!)

Jessica Jones, is a hard drinking P.I. Catching cheating spouse’s and finding missing people, who happens to have super human strength and ‘flying’ abilities. When a couple from a small town drop by asking for help to find thier missing daughter. Jessica reluctantly takes the job. During the investigation, the ensuing clues reveal that a Dark and Dangerous man from her past is behind it all. Can Jessica overcome her fear and guilt of her past and stop the menace that is.. KILLGRAVE!?

Jessica Jones was a HUGE surprise! A wonderful one at that. I figured it would be good. Marvel never fails.. But holy shit, I did not expect something that could possibly outdo thier previous Netflix show, DAREDEVIL.

The Writing was spot on. And to be fair, I never read the story it was based on, (JESSICA JONES: ALIAS by: BENDIS and GAYDOS) Which was published on Marvel’s Max line. A comic line for more mature readers. (Graphic situations and language stuff like that) and the show did not shy away from such content.

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I mean, Jessica and Luke Cage bang each others brains out by the second half of the first episode. The show doesn’t shy away from getting a little graphic.. It gets pretty darn graphic! Decapitated  heads, Sex scenes, Urinations, Suicides, Murder, Blood gore, Dismembering, and some cussing.. Just to name a few.

The story itself is a real dark and twisted story. The style of it too was so fresh as well. Very Crime Noir, gritty. It really does stand out on its own. That’s what was so great too.. It was unlike anything else that Marvel does, yet it is still in the same universe. The way they incorporated Jessica and Luke’s super powers within a real life environment was very well done.

THE CHARACTERS-

Jessica Jones has a fan-Fucking-tastic cast! Brilliant actors, with brilliant writing to back them up. I wasn’t a huge fan of Kristen Ritter’s casting as Jessica (only because i didn’t know who the heck she was..) But hot damn she OWNED IT!

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This show introduced a number of characters into the MCU!  Trish Walker… Did not realize it at first.. But when I heard the name, Patsy Walker.. I did some research.. And whoa.. image

HELLCAT!? They brought Hellcat into the MCU! She’s not there yet, but it is only the first season and she’s getting there. (Hopefully by season two)

LUKE – MOTHER FUCKING- CAGE: image

perfect.. I mean, PERFECT! Casting, actor, set-up, the way they used him, the way they wrote him, Fucking Perfect!! Check out episode 2 and the Bar Fight scene.. Pure Magic!  I can’t wait for his solo series!

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They put fucking NUKE in this show.. NUKE?!? The character first appeared in.. I want to say episode 3 or 4 maybe.. As a NYPD officer.. They kept him around for so long, I’m thinking.. This guy has got to be someone if they keep pushing him in our  faces.. So with some research.. NUKE?! This mofo is NUKE?! They are bringing Nuke! Into the MCU! Talk about out of left fucking field.. Then they had him say, “Give me a Red!” I got such a hard-on!

Last but certainly not least..

PURPLE MAN (aka: KILLGRAVE)

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The greatest portrayal of a Marvel Villain since Loki and Kingpin. Villains have been Marvel’s somewhat Achilles heel..They’ve  gotten better, (Ultron) But they did it this time.. They really DID IT! And most of it, well, ALL of it is credited to DAVID TENNENT. My god he was a delight! He made every episode he was in a joy to watch. Bravo Marvel!

Now for the bad stuff..

For most people.. Maybe some..( Not me to be clear.) May have felt a lot of the episodes dragged. I do admit, the show has a slow burn to get to the really good stuff.. But it was certainly worth the wait in my opinion. One such episode would have to be episode 8.. For a one hour show.. It felt like a two hour movie.. So there’s that.

Nuke is taken out of the picture near the end of the season and is left a huge unfinished puzzle.. Really wanted to see more of that story line. Perhaps season two or Luke Cage would be the place for that.

Abs the biggest mistake of the entire show!?.. (SPOILER!) They fucking kill off Purple Man! Marvel has a fucking bad habit of killing off their best villains. And Purple Man was one of them. You want to know why? Cause they made him too damn powerful to keep around! Before having his father get his arms chopped off and disposed in a kitchen garbage disposal unit. He had him help him increase his powers to control people.. And it worked! The fight between Luke and Jessica was freaking awesome! But he was just too damn powerful.. And to be fair, such a demented fuck, He HAD to die! But could you imagine the possibilities of a character like Purple Man showing up in Daredevil, or another season of Jessica Jones, or Agents of Shield.. Or The Avengers?! That would be sick! But alas, such dreams must remain as such.. Just dreams.. Farewell Purple Man, you’ll be.. Kinda missed, you sick fuck!

OVER ALL.. A great show! Worthy of multiple binge watching views. Great cast, great story! Such a wonderful addition to the ever expanding MCU.. I give MARVEL/NETFLIX’S: JESSICA JONES a score of 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺 8/10 on the Binge Watching Scale. So if you haven’t checked it out yet. Clear 13 hours out of your day and Binge Jessica Jones..

So, until next time folks.. NETFLIX AND CHILL..

HOW A “XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS” REBOOT COULD WORK!

Hey there, Ladies and Gentelnerds. Back at you again.. Yes, AGAIN! I had a foot surgery and so I got more time to do more Blogs! So get off my back you jerks!!!

Anyway.. Recently there were talks/rumors about a XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS reboot. Rumors that Xena herself, Lucy Lawless, has shot down. But I got to thinking.. (Oh, here we go folks.. Brace yourselves!)

IT CAN HAPPEN!

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Xena was the spin-off of HERCULES:THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS,  staring Kevin Sorbo

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Now.. If you remember watching either of these shows, every Saturday night and the encore episode on Sundays… Then your childhood was like mine.. FUCKING AWESOME!!

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While Hercules was fun.. Xena, was more Hardcore! She dealt with more serious and deeper story lines. Some actually a little ham fisted.. But that’s besides the point. Which is why I believe she could come back to the small screen. And it could be the best time to do it. Heres how!..

SPARTICUS IT UP!!

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Xena was Sparticus, before Sparticus. Just without all the blood.. And sex.. And gratuitous nudity.. And gore.. And the Sex.. But! I think a new Xena could use all that stuff!

THE CHARACTERS AND WORLD!

With characters like Callisto!

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As villains, the use of Mystical Creatures and the incorporation of Gods and Monsters. Could really spice stuff up. I mean, come on, Xena fucked the God of War once!, or Twice! And banged young Carl Urban.. I mean, ‘Julius Cesar’ A more modern retelling of that would be awesome, right!? Granted, we would not need Gabrielle. For fucks sake she always screwed shit up! But giving Xena a new sidekick would be great.

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WHERE SHOULD WE WATCH IT?!

But what network should house such a program?!?.. What network is pioneering the way we view television? What network has a wider array of programming then most other networks?.. That’s right bitches! I’m talking about.. NETFLIX!! It’s the perfect place for a more mature Xena reboot!

Well.. That’s all I got right now.. Hope you thought it was interesting. Would really like to hear your thoughts and views! Hit me up at the usual spots.. You know where.. And btw.. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!!

So, until next time folks… Peace out!

Worshiping The (Dare) Devil!: Season one review!

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I know I’m late with this DAREDEVIL Season One Review. But like I’ve stated in previous blogs… It’s been a busy Month!

April 10th, I got off work roughly around 2am. Knowing Netflix would drop DD, sometime around 3am eastern standard time. As tired as I was from work, I told myself I would wait up to at least catch the first episode. The clock hit 3:15 and suddenly 2 and a half hours later I was half way through episode 3! That’s how awesome and epic this show is! I was hooked by the first 5 minutes of the first episode.

Just about everything that could go right about this show, did and then some! It went above and beyond expectations. There were some missteps here and there.. But we’ll get to that later. Lets start with what did work.. Like THE CAST.

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Charlie Cox, IS Matt Murdock! He completly imbodied the character. He is exactly what you would think a real life Matt would be like. He took the role very seriously and played it so earnestly. His Daredevil is spot on! Just like the show portrays it.. He literally Earns the Suit by the end of it all!

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ELDEN HENSON As good ol’ Franklin “Foggy” Nelson, is a stroke of genious! It’s as if Foggy walked right out of the comics and looks like the guy from the ‘Mighty Ducks’ movies! He really brought Foggy to life. His sense of humor, his quarks, his style, his personality! Like Cox is Murdock, IS Foggy!

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THIS MAN DESERVES A FUCKING E.M.M.Y NOMINATION!! Never, in all my years (which is only 27) have I seen The Kingpin portrayed like this! VINCINT D’ONOFRIO revolutionized the Character of WILSON FISK. Forever more, whenever Wilson Fisk is retconed or rebooted for any medium, whether  it be for Comics, movies or TV. His version of Fisk is what everyone will draw inspiration from. A very unbalanced man-child with the mind of a ruthless buisnessman. A very valitile combination.

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DEBORAH ANN WOLL, as Karen Page…. She’s a tremendous actress! Very talented. Beautiful, and she played the character (That they gave her..) to the fullest.

The list could go on and on, The folks behind this show, assembled the best cast that any show could ever dream of!

THE SHOW!The writing and the direction was incredibly on point. Each episode was as strong as the last. The format of how the show is delivered,  really helped on that front. It really was a full blown 13 hour film.

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The amazing thing they did with this show. Was although it is apart of the overall MCU, it still exists within its own pocket universe. It’s not beholden to what is going on with the rest of the Marvel U. It has the freedom to tell the story they needed to tell. This show, really was a breath of fresh air.

Now for the negatives! There aren’t many, but there are negatives! WARNING!! IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SEEN DAREDEVIL. SPOILERS AHEAD!!

Karen Page is written in such a way that.. In laymen terms, SHE FUCKING SUCKED! Every thing she did and or said got every one hurt or killed! Every time she was on screen, I felt like a backseat driver giving her the right directions to go and she decided to drive on the sidewalk and run people over! With all due respect to Deborah.. If they continue to write Karen like this… I hope she doesn’t last past season two. Best case scenario, season three will go down the route of Frank Miller’s “BORN AGAIN” storyline and she’ll die at the end of that! Her killing Wesley, was a huge mistake. Throught DD comic history, Wesley is Kingpin’s right hand man! Killing him off a major mistake. And it was left open in the worst way. I’m sure the writers are building up to something with that, concerning Karen. Perhaps having killed someone, could drive her to getting hooked on drugs?! The Biggest, probably Godzilla sized mistake they made in this season. Was killing off BEN URICH.. THE MAN WHO REPORTS ON DAREDEVIL! How the hell do you go with killing off such a key character in the world of Daredevil!?? HOW?! That pissed me the fuck off, so badly! I think that was the real moment I started to really hate Karen!! My goodness gracious! Why Ben? Why!?

Overall.. A fantastic show! I honestly can’t wait for season two, next year. And if JESSICA JONES, LUKE CAGE, and IRON FIST are as good as DAREDEVIL.. I see a very bright future for the Marvel/Netlix Universe!

So, until next time folks… Peace out!

YO!! Wasabi folks! It’s me, The Speculating Nerd.. They don’t know I’m here, so let me make this quick.. I got some thoughts on DD season 2!  1: Vaneesa is gonna come back to Hell’s Kitchen as the Queenpin, with Fisk helping her from behind bars. 2: Fisk will face trial and will have either Foggy and Matt represent him! Or Only one of them! (That would make for some very interesting drama!) 3; BULLSEYE! 4: LADY BULLSEYE! 5: Karen goes away.. 6: Karen dies! (What?!? I guy can dream!) 7: More HAND Ninjas! 8:

HEY!! What are you doing on MY BLOG?!?

Fuck!! Gotta go peeps! PEACE!!…….

.. The hell was He doing on my blog?!