Marvel's Netflix Universe: Return of the Kingpin


#2441

Early reviews for Luke Cage S2 reveal that it’s just * slightly * better with the overall narrative than S1 but the new villian is kinda weak. Mahershala Ali set the bar pretty high with his stint as Cottonmouth and the closest one I can think of that matches his performance is Vincent D’Onofrio as The Kingpin in DD season 1. Can’t wait for the new season.


#2442

Started the first episode, and its already superior to JJ season 2!!


#2443

Already a fan of Bushmaster!!
Hype is real!!


#2444

lowest possible bar :sob:


#2445

That is true!! You cannot get any lower than that!
To be fair, LC Season 2 has been great!!

3 episodes in and Bushmaster’s training, building resources & studying Luke’s frame data!!:joy:


#2446

Damn…forgot Luke Cage was out. Debating on whether to start it tonight or just binge it tomorrow morning.


#2447

Episode 4: Bushmaster leveled up!! :open_mouth:

GAWD DAYMN!!

Also that opening rap beat for the episode was fire!


#2448

I’m liking Bushmaster as a villain. He knows how to get shit done.


#2449

Yeah, I’m liking him as well.


#2450

I finished the season and I loved

Mariah is a absolute fucking monster. Luke should have let the bitch burn when Bushmaster set free to the brownstone. As the season went on I wanted Luke to let Bushmaster kill the bitch. It was hard for me to think of Bushmaster as a villain after knowing his family history with the Strokes. He was crazy ass nigga but didn’t kill anyone innocent.


#2451

Damn son. Luke Cage season 2 is STRONK!!!
The overall narrative is tight and Bushmaster is arguably up there with Cottonmouth imo, music is hype and just a really well done show. Black Panther started it and LC looks set to continue the tradition of strong, black heroes.
Now they need to do another season of The Punisher, just pass over Iron Fist for now lol


#2452

Still watching it. Really good so far. Oh yeah, all I have to say is Tilda. Damn she’s fine.


#2453

At episode 10 and…OMFG


#2454

Just finished. This season was fire. Last season crumbled without Cottonmouth. This was one was strong throughout. The soundtrack was godlike as always. Rakim still got bars.


#2455

Co-signed!!

Yeah, this tops the list of best Netflix Marvel series.

As of now, my top 3 Marvel Netflix shows:

Luke Cage Season 2
The Punisher Season 1
Daredevil Season 1

I need this soundtrack in my life!!

More importantly I need that Episode 4 opening beat!!

UPDATE:

https://youtu.be/ppbtUv2oOT4

Seriously, what is the name of that track.


#2456

Luke Cage season 2 was quite something. Bushmaster and Mariah were great villains. Interested to see how future seasons will handle Luke’s new position.


#2457

Wahgwan my SRK brethren

Don’t get why they felt the need to go back to the 13 episode format, there was so much filler. This would have been top of my list but some episodes where tedious get through, it should have been 10 eps at most.

Fixed the major negatives of season 1, Luke coming across someone with superior hand to hand combat skills was great, good to see his character doing more than just slapping people. Cottonmouth was and still is the best villain.


#2458

bushmaster got upgraded to antihero by the end really.


#2459

Yeah I think Season 2 really needed to be around 8 episodes long. It felt like a lot of the time was having characters spin in place and ultimately resolving nothing. And yet the ending still felt abrupt. They didn’t make the best use of the time they were given.

I’ll say Season 2 is far superior to the second half of Season 1, but was still behind the first half of Season 1.


#2460

Also, I hadn’t realized that Reg E. Cathey passed away earlier in the year from lung cancer, that came as a bit of a shock when his obituary came up at the end of the season.