Finally finished up Luke Cage. Pretty great except for some pacing and villain issues in the second half, which I think most people agree with me on from what I’ve heard. Elaboration under the tag:
I really wish Cottonmouth hadn't died. Feels like they could've kept doing a ton more with him what with how much care went into his development in the first half. I mean I like Mariah as a villain too (she's a fascinating mix of steely strength and just-barely-holding-it-together), but they worked so much better as a duo IMO. And Diamondback would've worked so much better if we'd seen more of those flashbacks from the last episode earlier on. As it was I didn't feel the former connection between him and Luke at all, so it made his over-the-top villainy even harder to swallow.
Also pffffft super magic science acid bath that fixes everything was a bit silly, even considering the Seagate stuff. But whatever, superhero shenanigans I guess.
But yeah, it was definitely binge-able as expected and I’m looking forward to seeing what The Defenders and an eventual season 2 will do for these characters. Really looking forward to more of Misty Knight especially. Any scenes with her were pretty much always A+++.
Also man, having finished both this and Jessica Jones in recent memory (TL;DR review: SO AWESOME!!), and having had a good time with Doctor Strange, I’ve really got a hankering to go back through all the MCU stuff like @lukeburrage has been doing this past year. I don’t know if I could do Agents of SHIELD, but I’d at least like to revisit all the movies and watch the two TV series I haven’t seen yet (Daredevil and Agent Carter).