Geek Speak 104: BB-H8

Hello there!

On this episode of Geek Speak, we learn quite a bit: Lauren was cursed by the gods of no internet, Jo has STRONG opinions in the morning, Diarmuid is either a chupacabra or a capybara, and Alex dreams of kicking Monica Gellar’s ass in LEGO cleaning. We also talked about some geeky things.

This week we ramble about:

  • Time-Waster of the Week: LEGO Masters and Game Revealed: Season 7
  • Jessica Jones is the most popular Marvel show on Netflix
  • Female Lord of the Flies movie in the works
  • Dark BB-8?
  • Death Note 2017
  • The Defenders
  • What Happened to Monday?
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm

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Comments

  1. StealthyJoe

    Great show as always, I will take your advice and watch the trailer regarding the lord of the flies film, hope it’s not a stupid gender swap, I had one series messed up that I love, death note.

    Defenders might not be worth watching if you feel like that about iron fist but the ill-defined big bad gets explained well and is very good. 

  2. Frozen454

    Just wanted to say it’s nice to see my Scandroid recommendation in the Spotify playlist happy

  3. stingo

    Can’t say I agree with the Speak Squad on the Marvel/Netflix partnership.

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    I thought Daredevil was the best of the lot, except when they introduced Elektra. Maybe if they got a different actress to play her, it would work. But with all respect to Elodie Yung, I just could not get into her portrayal of the character.

    Jessica Jones started off well, but the ending was very anticlimactic to me. The actual highlights I remember are when Krysten Ritter puts on a “happy” voice on the phone to get information.

    Luke Cage was notable for the different look and feel it had from the previous two series, and how that makes the main character who he is. It seemed a bit more predictable to me, but nonetheless enjoyable. 

    And then there’s Iron Fist… I enjoyed the series – Danny Rand was definitely changed from the beginning to the end of his series. And unlike the other heroes, he’s still learning what powers he has. I also have to think they included him because the money for all the superheroing has to come from somewhere. For those who don’t like it, maybe they will reboot it, like DC did with Legends of Tomorrow. That series is markedly different between its Season 1 and Season 2. 

    To bring four disparate worlds together into one series was a big part of the interest The Defenders held for me. Unfortunately, the return of Elektra kind of dampened the whole experience for me. I know Diarmuid talked about how they kept on explaining things we already knew, but I think that was for people who just watched The Defenders and did not watch the four lead in series. As I said in the thread I made, I found the fight scenes had so many quick cuts, it was difficult at times to know what was going on. “Ok, I guess that was cool…” was a recurring theme when watching it. (P.S. Daredevil wins best fight honors with the stairwell fight in Season 2.)

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  4. Alex

    stingo said
    Can’t say I agree with the Speak Squad on the Marvel/Netflix partnership.

    I thought Daredevil was the best of the lot, except when they introduced Elektra. Maybe if they got a different actress to play her, it would work. But with all respect to Elodie Yung, I just could not get into her portrayal of the character.

    Elektra is indeed the problem. I tried to like her, but I just don’t care. I don’t like the actress, I don’t like the character, I don’t like how they wrote her. Otherwise, no problems.

    Jessica Jones started off well, but the ending was very anticlimactic to me. The actual highlights I remember are when Krysten Ritter puts on a “happy” voice on the phone to get information.

    What elevated Jessica Jones above everyone else for me, is the antagonist. I felt like for the first time, they have successfully managed to convince me as the viewer, that this was the protagonist who did not consider himself bad. Now, a lot of other TV shows and movies try to do that. But their reasoning/performace/logic has never completely worked until Killgrave. That whole scene when he was trying to do good (in Jessica’s understanding, not his) and save the family using his powers was SO well done. In fact, their relationship was so well done. The ending, I agree, was a bit of the letdown, but otherwise this is the show that held me in suspense more than any other. 

    Luke Cage was notable for the different look and feel it had from the previous two series, and how that makes the main character who he is. It seemed a bit more predictable to me, but nonetheless enjoyable. 

    Yup, which makes in number three on both of our lists.

    And then there’s Iron Fist… I enjoyed the series – Danny Rand was definitely changed from the beginning to the end of his series. And unlike the other heroes, he’s still learning what powers he has. I also have to think they included him because the money for all the superheroing has to come from somewhere. For those who don’t like it, maybe they will reboot it, like DC did with Legends of Tomorrow. That series is markedly different between its Season 1 and Season 2. 

    I dunno, Jessica is also learning about her powers, so not much excuse for our boy Danny there. I honestly don’t blame Finn Jones too much for this. I think he so unlucky. He said multiple times in the interviews, that they hardly rehearsed any fights scenes – it showed. The show had multiple writers, each with their own ideas on what the show must be – it showed. Just like the other 3 shows, 13 episodes was too long for the story – it showed again. The story arc of a hero trying to get the grips with his own new powers is old and overused – again it showed. And yes, I think Danny will by Tony of the Netflix universe and I am ok with that. I have high hopes for season 2 of Iron Fist, actually. I hope that unlike when they filmed the Defenders, this time they had time to take the feedback on board and corse correct. Also I believe the show runners for Iron Fist season 2 are the same as for the Daredevil season 2 (and I mostly liked that season).

    My opinion on The Defenders you heard. 

  5. stingo

    P.S. I took the liberty of adding a few songs to the playlist. I hope that’s ok.

  6. Alex

    stingo said
    P.S. I took the liberty of adding a few songs to the playlist. I hope that’s ok.  

    Of course, that’s OK! that’s what is there for.happy (and listening, of course)

    Frozen454 said
    Just wanted to say it’s nice to see my Scandroid recommendation in the Spotify playlist happy  

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    StealthyJoe said

    Defenders might not be worth watching if you feel like that about iron fist but the ill-defined big bad gets explained well and is very good.   

    Yup, that’s one thing I am glad I stuck for. Now I understand what Hand wants / how it works, and why it’s called Hand in the first place. toothysmile

  7. StealthyJoe

    @allyoulovelyppl just wanted to add that electra did not seem to be a problem with the actress as she changed completely in the defenders and showed she as an actress is good (but I just don’t like her either, don’t know why), it is really down to the writing. It seems to be a prevailing problem in the marflix universe, only season one and Jessica did not seem to have too many problems with constant changes in direction and plot.

    Maybe I am not explaining well, but even Luke cage seemed to be constantly changing motivation and character trajectories. 

  8. Alex

    StealthyJoe said
    @allyoulovelyppl just wanted to add that electra did not seem to be a problem with the actress as she changed completely in the defenders and showed she as an actress is good (but I just don’t like her either, don’t know why), it is really down to the writing. It seems to be a prevailing problem in the marflix universe, only season one and Jessica did not seem to have too many problems with constant changes in direction and plot.

    Maybe I am not explaining well, but even Luke cage seemed to be constantly changing motivation and character trajectories.   

    Yeah, I know very few people who actually like Elektra or Elektra 2.0, and writing is definitely a problem, especially in the later shows. The further we get within this universe, the worse the writing gets too, it seems.

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