Hard-Travelling Heroes

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I wish I could say that I was going to miss Iron Fist and Luke Cage. This passed week Netflix cancelled Iron Fist midweek; and then ended the week by cancelling Luke Cage. On the other hand, there's been exciting news about the upcoming third season of Daredevil. I said I wish I could say I was going to miss Iron Fist and Luke Cage... Unfortunately, I'm That Guy.

I watched two or three episodes of Daredevil, and liked what I saw. I just never had the time to watch any more, or watch Jessica Jones or The Defenders. Right now I have a lot on my plate, and an hour is kind of a precious thing.

On the flipside, I haven't been watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, or many of the other super-hero series. I did watch a few episodes of the first season of Supergirl - that's another one I really liked! - and I did watch most of the first season of Agent Carter - AWESOME show.

Unlike Arrow and The Flash, I picked up the companion Supergirl comic book series. It was pretty good. Reading it, I realized I needed to watch the series to be able to understand what was going on in the comic stories.

I started watching Arrow, maybe a month or two ago, some of the guys at work were surprised I wasn't watching the show - being that I am a comic book fan - they wanted to "water cooler talk" about the shows, and I just wasn't up on what was going on. I promised to get caught up. I think that was June or July.

Now, I did watch Smallville. It was a show that was one of my favorites; and, when our kids came home, we bonded over watching it together. My kids came from far away, too. Another culture, almost like another planet. They are special. I know it's comics and television, but I looked up to John Schneider's Jonathan Kent. Glenn Ford really set the tone for the character. Kevin Costner... was okay.

I just picked up Smallville Season 11: Continuity. Wow! What a read!

My kids have been watching the Arrowverse shows. They love them. Whenever I sit down for a few minutes to watch with them, I end up providing a commentary tack, kinda like those comic book footnotes...

Like I said, an hour is a precious thing right now, what with three teenagers and a granddaughter. I'm not sure I want to follow DC and Marvel to their own streaming services. I'm already searching on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon...

I promise that one day - one day - I will get caught up. Really, I promise.

I'm from a time when there were only three major networks. My Spider-Man's webline looked like rope; and my Hulk was not CGI.

You kids today... it is pretty cool that there are more shows about super-heroes. Hopefully, cancelling Iron Fist and Luke Cage doesn't mean we're reaching an over-saturation point; or that the genre has peaked. Maybe it's to make way for Heroes For Hire. There's buzz about that, and that the characters may be moving to the Marvel streaming service.

Hopefully, this isn't the last we've seen of Danny Rand and Power Man.

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