Super Heroes Are For Everyone

26 Mar

MattMurdockBlog Post #3

You may not know this about me but I LOVE superheroes. I grew up reading my brother’s comic books: Batman, Superman, Spiderman and the Fantastic Four, while my Archie comics lay on the floor in my room.

The photo on the left is a Pop Vinyl of my new favourite superhero — Daredevil — shown here in his alter ego, Matt Murdock, lawyer. (More about him later in this post)

I adored Emma Peel and John Steed from the British TV Show, The Avengers. I was crazy for all shows and movies about larger-than-life “do-gooders” that saved the world using their superpowers or just their ingenuity or street smarts — especially if they were women. Role models, you get it! My current fave mainstream TV hero is Peggy Carter from Marvel’s Agent Carter. Peggy, played by Hayley Atwell, is a clever, accomplished, no nonsense top agent of the US Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR}.

I’ve seen most of the Marvel movies (luckily, one of my daughters loves superheroes as much as I do). I loved the Marvel’s Avenger movies, Iron Man, Thor, Spiderman (the one with Andrew Garfield), and most recently, Deadpool. I am eagerly awaiting the premiere of Captain America: Civil War that is coming out this May.

Now, I am  addicted to Netflix! I’ve watched some excellent British TV shows (Luther, The Fall, River), and some great movies like Inside Out, and The Martian on this streaming service. I’m seriously considering giving up regular cable and just watching Netflix!

At the moment, though, I am totally into two Netflix original series — Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Have you seen them?

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Jessica Jones, played by Krysten Ritter – she’s strong, tough and resourceful — everything I want a superhero to be AND she is a woman! I binge watched the first season and I cannot wait for season two. See the Season 1 trailer below.

Then, there is Daredevil. Matt Murdock, blinded in an accident as a child, is a lawyer by day and a superhero crime fighter by night. As Daredevil, Matt is determined to save the streets of New York and his community, Hell’s Kitchen, from crime lords that threaten to control the city. Even though he cannot see, Daredevil uses his heightened senses to battle against those who seek to rule with fear and violence.

I was captivated from episode one — the show is fast paced, heart-racing and the characters are all well-played. I love all the characters: the heroes: Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil is charming, strong, clever, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson is smart, loveable and loyal, and Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page is strong, intelligent and brave. The villains, while evil through and through – are amazing in their roles: Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk is chilling in his nastiness and Toby Leonard Moore as Fisk’s right hand man, James Wesley is cold, calculating and without conscience. So bad you have to love them.

Watch this official trailer for Season 1 – you’ll be hooked.

So the second season of Daredevil has begun on Netflix and I am doing fairly well at pacing myself — I’m not sure, though, how long it will be before I binge watch the entire season. Hopefully, Jessica Jones, season two will air soon. (When will that be, Netflix, when??)

If you love superheroes, and you haven’t watched Daredevil or Jessica Jones, I would highly recommend you check them out.

What are your favourite movies and/or TV shows? Let me know in the comments section!

Brynne’s drawing #3 — Check out all her work here!



2 Responses to “Super Heroes Are For Everyone”

  1. danibrown57 March 27, 2016 at 8:42 am #

    I did indeed learn something new about you, Cathy! This is one of my fave posts of yours. I am not a superhero fan at all but we may check out your enthusiastic recommendations. And tell Brynne I love her drawing, gardener that I am.


    • cgjohnston March 27, 2016 at 9:32 am #

      Dani, check out the trailers. Daredevil and Jessica Jones are both hard-hitting series. They are both intense shows with a lot of violence — much darker than regular cable shows. They will get your adrenalin flowing for sure! I will definitely let Brynne know that you love her drawing! xo

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