Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Lord Taketh Away TV Series, then the Lord Giveth New Series

Netflix just announced they are canceling the acclaimed and popular series Daredevil, starring Charlie Cox as the titular horn-headed hero. This announcement comes on the heels of the streaming service also canceling their other Marvel Comics series Iron Fist and Luke Cage.

But viewers of quality TV should fret not. Netflix still has their first Marvel series Jessica Jones and the upcoming highly anticipated fantasy series The Witcher. There still are new tales to look forward to on Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access, Game of Thrones on HBO, the once-canceled-by- Syfy-but-picked-up by Amazon The Expanse, The Mandalorian (the first live action Star Wars series) on Disney+, and for those craving superhero action DC Universe is streaming with the Teen Titans, Swamp Thing, and Doom Patrol for starters.

For the first time, well, ever there may be too many genre shows on TV: The CW is practically The DC Comics Channel with what seems like 19 interrelated DC series, AMC's The Walking Dead is still shambling along despite total viewership dropping to a third of what it was in its heyday and companion series Fear TWD is shuffling along side it. Add in The Punisher, Westworld, Dr. Who, The Man in the High Castle, The Handmaid's Tale, Runaways, The Tick and Happy!, Preacher, the ultra trippy Legion, The Orville, Wynonna Earp, The Good Place, American Horror Story, Krypton and the great Black Mirror to name just a few, and you see what I am getting at. An embarrassment of riches.

So goodbye Daredevil. Until we see you resurrected on the big screen alongside your MCU kin, keep those hallways cleared of thugs and always keep a loaded billy club by your side.
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