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    - I really like the transitions.
    I forgot about this, but yeah. They really create a sense of geography in a universe that previously felt like the entire city is just one neighborhood.

    Also, the monochromatic production design and color timing of each character to match their motif in the first couple of episodes looked really cool, like a gritty version of Zhang Yimou's Hero. Looking back, it's kinda funny that the sets and cinematography became bland as soon as the characters got together. What are you trying to tell me, there?
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    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    This is the worst tweet I've ever read.

    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Daredevil S1
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    ---------Suck Line---------
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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why haven’t entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    I enjoyed Defenders. Yes, its not perfect, I see the same faults, but I enjoyed it.

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    Man, this show is kind of boring.

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    Quote Quoting Grouchy (view post)
    Man, this show is kind of boring.

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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why haven’t entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    I'm surprised how many people here dislike the season 2 of Daredevil. But I'd be even more surprised if those same people liked this better.

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    I liked Daredevil S2 quite a bit.

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    Daredevil S2 didn't have Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter making me smile every episode.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Daredevil S2 butchered the Punisher.
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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why haven’t entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    Daredevil season 2 was just an all around cluttered mess. It tried to do way too much all at once. The Punisher stuff should have been its own season, then the Elektra stuff should have been a separate season. But by just cramming the two together, both stories suffered for it, and it became frustrating to watch.

    DD was barely involved with the Punisher stuff after like the third episode, and his constantly being dragged away from that storyline became more and more annoying with each passing episode. Meanwhile, the Elektra stuff that he was being dragged away to wasn't nearly as interesting, and ultimately fell flat when they forgot to give them a compelling villain to contend with, just a generic "The Hand", and then a last minute, "oh yeah, remember this throwaway nameless villain from season 1? Yeah, he's the main villain of this season now." Not to mention the idiotic inconsistencies that were introduced regarding DD's abilities when it came to their fights with The Hand this time around. Just real inexcusably lazy writing with that whole storyline, really.

    It had moments of brilliance here and there, and if they actually took their time with it and properly and told the two stories they wanted to tell, it could have been great stuff. But the rushed and crammed together execution didn't work at all, and turned it into by far the biggest clusterfuck and chore of any of these series to actually get through.

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    So I never watched Iron Fist, but I'm four episodes into this series and the "I'm the Immortal Iron Fist!" bit is the gift that keeps on giving. Gets me every time.
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
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    Couldn't disagree more. Daredevil season 2 was better than the first one. Dialogues and character improved notoriously and, personally, I liked the way they handled Punisher. I can get behind the complaints that there were actually two storylines which weren't intertwined in a deep way, but I still liked it.

    This show, on the other hand, is a fucking disaster.

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    Yeah, I'm just getting around to this, but Daredevil s2 absolutely owns, just as good if not better than s1. I don't get the hate at all, which I've seen in lots of places.
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    Quote Quoting Grouchy (view post)
    This show, on the other hand, is a fucking disaster.
    Pretty close to one for sure.
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