I come to you recovered (mostly) from my wisdom teeth extraction last weekend. All went well, but I took some well deserved time to rest, hence why there was no posts.
Nevertheless, I am here now with some stuff that has been going on in my world:
I watched this latest season recently, and I must say it was an improvement over the past season (which I was more of a fan of than others, but I can understand others complaints). We follow the continued complexities of Frank Underwood's presidency, and his difficulties on the campaign trail. We see more deception and plotting by both of the Underwoods, which was return to form for the series. The set up for season 5 also has me excited, and this season was an enjoyable one with a lot of tension as well as good twists and turns. As one of the early hallmark shows of Netflix's original series, House of Cards continues to impress, and I can't wait to see how it ends (whenever it does).
While I was recovering over last weekend, I spent the majority of that time watching the newest season Daredevil on Netflix. This season mostly continued the positive momentum of the previous season, and continued the universe building within its sibling shows on Netflix. We were introduced to Elektra, Punisher (my favorite new addition) and further explored the Hand, as well as the introduction of some other neat plot threads. While this season was uneven for me in some parts, the action is still top-notch, and the character work is great, especially with the new antiheroes we met in Elektra and Punisher. I'm stoked for Luke Cage to get his due in September, and for Iron Fist to get introduced too!
I saw this highly anticipated movie last night, and my initial (spoiler-free) reactions are...it's complicated. I read some reviews before going and seeing BvS, and the general consensus is lukewarm. I agree with the gripes most people have been having with the film; it can be unfocused, overblown, and sometimes dull but is not a terrible movie. Wonder Woman stole the show for me, and as simple as it was, her theme music was awesome. I think she has the best potential for this new DC movie universe to be a standout and fan favorite character, especially with her imminent solo movie next year. I will say also that some problems with this movie are the...unique interpretations of Superman and Batman. The director Zack Snyder puts them into a dark, gritty modern day world and they fit, but they are very loose interpretations from the source material. Not to say they're bad interpretations, just that purists will probably have (have had) issues with their depictions here. I'll go into some more detail on Monday for my full thoughts and feelings after a weekend of processing.