BY: GURU JAY
Are You Binge-Watching The Defenders?
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I decided to binge-watch Marvel's The Defenders on Netflix. The Defenders showcases 4 amazing talents. The series combines Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and the Iron Fist into one. Let's start the discussion. Are you binge-watching the Defenders?
In this blog, I will analyze the first four episodes.I will tell you what I liked and what I didn't like. By the end, you'll see why they call me the Original Entertainment Guru.
I throughly enjoyed the first episode. The story begins in Cambodia with sword fighting and a ton of action. A dying man's last words were “the real war is in New York City.” As the Immortal Iron Fist flys back on his private plane, he experiences turbulence coupled with a nightmare about Cambodia. His girlfriend comforts him as he wakes up.
Then, it cuts to Jessica Jones. She's busy doing the usual- lifting cars and shit. Plus, Luke Cage gets out of jail. He doesn't have time for the man to un-cuff him, so he breaks the cuffs in half with all his might. Meanwhile, Daredevil wins a big case for $11 million.
The first 2 episodes reintroduce all 4 characters in dramatic fashion. It was well written and the acting was terrific. Moreover, the director deserves credit for his vision.
I didn't like the second episode that much. The third episode was the best so far. It had an unforgettable ending. You gotta check it out and see what I mean. I've never seen a more powerful ending to an episode. The fourth episode takes place in a Chinese restaurant.
Overall, the series was well worth the wait. There is something for everybody. The show progressively gets better. In many ways, it is almost like a movie. The Defenders is great TV. I highly recommend binge-watching the Netflix Original series. You may want to watch Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Daredevil first.
I like what Netflix and Marvel are doing. Bringing 4 shows into one is brilliant, brilliant I tell you. If you are into comics, superheroes and the like, it is is a must-see. You receive premium entertainment value. I stopped my binge-watching at the 5th episode. I look forward to seeing the rest. Stay tuned for part II.
I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!