The 42cast Episode 15: The Fourth Defender – The ESO Broadcasting Network

Iron_FistThis is it, the fourth Netflix series co-produced with Marvel, which introduced the last of the four characters that they’d promised since 2014. After three amazing series, the public was primed for Iron Fist but for some reason it didn’t hit as well as the other three. In this episode we dive into that. We talk about how well this worked as an adaptation of the character, the importance of taking time to polish a series, the importance of choreography for a martial arts series, the acting, plots, continuity with the other “Defenders” series and so much more. This week […]

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TV review: Thoughts on the complete season of Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ – The ESO Broadcasting Network

The Marvel/Netflix partnership has, so far, been a winning one. With only one real miss (sorry, “Iron First”), the hype was definitely high when Marvel and Netflix announced a team-up series featuring characters from all the individual superhero shows. Together, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron First would take on the Hand, a shadowy criminal organization hiding supernatural secrets. Although I posted my thoughts when I was about halfway through the series, I wanted to circle back around now that I’ve finished all the episodes, for a final verdict. As much fun as it was to see all the […]

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The 42cast Episode 14: The Legendary Defender – The ESO Broadcasting Network

Voltron_ForceLast year, fans of 80’s cartoons were surprised and delighted to learn that Netflix and Dreamworks would be teaming up to bring Voltron back to the small screen. This week we look at Voltron: Legendary Defender to decide if it’s a worthy successor to the original series. We discuss the characters and plots and what we think worked and what we think didn’t. We also talk about what things might mean and where the storyline is headed. This week we’re joined by an august assemblage of guests consisting of Beth, Mike, and newcomer Eric. Show Notes: Stealth Voltron Like what […]

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TV review: It’s team-up time for Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ – The ESO Broadcasting Network

We’ve watched Matt Murdock try to balance working his regular day job as an attorney with moonlighting as the vigilante Daredevil. We’ve seen Jessica Jones show off her detective skills and outsmart the mind-controlling villain Kilgrave. We’ve cheered for Luke Cage as he used his courage and bullet-proof skin to become a protector of his city. And we’ve watched Danny Rand fulfill his destiny as the immortal Iron Fist. Now, it’s time for all those characters to team up in the Marvel/Netflix series “The Defenders,” which unites these four very different superheroes for a common cause. The eight-episode miniseries premiered […]

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