Starting today and running every Wednesday in May, my wife Kim and I are doing a series on our favorite Netflix and Amazon Prime TV shows, alternating among mine, ours, and hers. Today, I start with my favorite TV shows on Netflix.
My favorite TV shows on Netflix are three Marvel shows: Daredevil. Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones, and in that order. Ostensibly missing is Iron Fist, which, to be honest, I didn’t give a chance after seeing the horrible reviews and hearing about its negative portrayal of women and Asians. I think I’ll just skip that one and wait for The Defenders, which brings all of them together.
Out of the first three mentioned, Daredevil was, and is, the standout, especially for its first season, for me. It was dark, it was gritty, it was unlike anything I’d seen on TV in terms of a comic book adaptation, and its action sequences kicked ass. Vincent D’Onofrio also took that first season to a whole other level in his role as the “bad guy” Wilson Fisk. The other two, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, are good, but nothing in my mind like that first season of Daredevil, in which we were introduced to a new darker version of the Marvel universe. However, both Cage and Jones are definitely worth watching, especially for their leads, Mike Colter and Krysten Ritter.
What are your favorite TV shows on Netflix? Any you’d highly recommend?
Tune in next week to see what Kim’s favorite TV shows on Netflix are.