Jessica Jones Dourly Ends The Defenders Era

Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, & The Punisher have all been cancelled. Jessica Jones is the last Defender standing. Well her series is done after season three, but it’s the last of Marvel’s Netflix shows to be released. Although I refuse to let go of Kilgrave not being purple, Jessica Jones season one was great. I liked season two more than most thanks to Janet McTeer’s superlative performance as Alissa Jones. Netflix hasn’t released any fun stills to riff on, so I’m falling back on my own natural resource of cat action figure photos. (Marvel & Netflix care about it so little they didn’t even make any mock covers for it like last season.) Now let’s pour one out with SPOILERS for Jessica Jones season three! Will it finally pay off Chekov’s Stilt-Man?

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Had this deleted scene been set after Endgame, Double J could’ve finagled a European vacation from Triple J.

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Cloak & Dagger Plus Darkwing Duck Get Happy!

So a lot of television happened. Here’s some assorted season two SPOILERS for Cloak & Dagger, Ducktales, & Happy! (I had to shuffle the order around to ensure the punctuated title is last.) Those are all things you should watch. Then I talk more about Return of the King of the Monsters because SKREE-ONK!!!!

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The Supergirl & Legends of Tomorrow Season Four Finale Spectacular!

Last week I recapped The Flash’s & Riverdale’s season finales. (Comparing The Flash to Riverdale is like comparing Cicadaggers to invisibears.) Now it’s Supergirl’s & Legends of Tomorrow’s turn! Fourth season finale SPOILERS abound below!

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Riverdale Makes Less Sense Than The Flash?

Now that Agents of SHIELD has returned (“Synergy SNAFU Stymies SHIELD’s Sixth Season!” is the headline I should’ve used) to ABC, the CW’s comic book series are departing! I’m splitting up the SPOILERY season finale reviews this year! First up are The Flash & Riverdale! I haven’t truly blogged about the latter since its season premiere, so there’s plenty to cover & it still won’t make a lick o’ sense!

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Agents Of SHIELD Season Six Breaks The MCU?

After what was intended as a backdoor series finale last year, Agents of SHIELD has returned thanks to a surprise renewal for two more seasons. I continue to be amazed at its longevity & lack of merchandise in comparison the defunct Defenders series. (I don’t necessarily need a full Marvel Legends series for the show, but an occasional bone like a Quake vs. Crossfit Tinkerbell Ruby Hale or Madame Hydra vs. Ghost Rider two-pack would be nice.) These Steranko -ish promos make me wish they incorporated his op-art into the series. Anyway, here be SPOILERS.

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Who turned Lola into a pool table?

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She-Ra Season 2 Got Shorted!

Captain Marvel + SHAZAM! = She-Ra! Season two of She-Ra & The Princesses of Power was released at the same time as Avengers: Endgame. (I have an addendum to my review at the end.) Let’s see if that works any better for it than the end of Gotham.

Like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Worse idea: putting a working fireplace in a high school library or a diner in a comic book shop?), seasons one & two were made back to back. (That’s more common in the animation industry.) This second batch also has fewer episodes. (There are even more in production, but it’s unclear if they’ll be season 3 or 2.5.) Appropriately for Catradora, they were released on Lesbian Visibility Day.

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If cats rub their scent on all their property, how do they ever find anything?

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Goodbye To Gotham!

Screw Avengers: Endgame’s opening night! I watched the series finale of Gotham like a sane person! Unlike last week, I came through on my promise. This could be my final chance to ramble about Gotham, so I best make the most of it! (Ha ha! I will find ways to never stop.) Below are SPOILERS for the conclusion of Batman’s origin show! Whoops! Now you know Bruce Wayne is Batman! But will they finally answer who has got ham? Yeah, it’s Lazlo Valentin. (I have grave doubts as to whether he has the credentials to support his sobriquet.)

Despite being only half a season, Fox still managed to insert multiple frustrating breaks between episodes. There was an eight-month time skip with no title card since the last batch of I recapped.  So we still don’t know how necessities got restocked or if the GCPD actually made much headway against assorted crimesters carving up the city. This is why we needed a full season! It feels somewhat petty to complain about this since so many shows get abruptly cancelled on cliffhangers, but there was clearly a lot more story to cover than the amount of episodes it had to work with. In an era where it’s common for even streaming series are too long, that is a rarity! The writers had a seven season plan but only got 4.5. If they’d known at the outset they’d only be getting 100 episodes total, I imagine they would’ve trimmed a lot of fat from season one.

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