Have comics on TV reached saturation?
I started this site way back when with the name “Comic Book Clog” because I liked the name, the imagery it invoked, but more to the point, it’s the way I felt about comics at the time. For example: to follow Batman, you had to read all of the Batman family books. (I made a video about this an even longer time ago.) Same goes for Spider-Man… and this is how it’s been for a long time. Then it became that way for other characters and groups like X-Men, The Avengers and so on. It became too much (both from a content and cost standpoint) and it pushed me out of a ton of books.
And now, I feel that it’s reached this critical point on TV.
While I’m still watching the movies (although DC/WB has tried my patience – it’s great that 93% of reviews for Wonder Woman are positive, but a 7.6 average score isn’t exactly, “run, don’t walk” territory), it’s hard for me to get excited about comic books on TV.
I started watching Agents of SHIELD because I like the actor who plays Coulson as well as the character and a TV show seemed to be the perfect place to explore the MCU. I enjoyed the first season and the way they tied it into Winter Soldier, but as the show devolved into Daisey’s Agents of X-Men somewhere in season 3, I completely lost interest. (I’ve talked about this before.)
So, I moved into the Netflix corner of the MCU. There, I enjoyed season 1 of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, but Matt Murdock’s season 2 didn’t wow me the way the first one did and I have yet to finish Luke Cage or even start Iron Fist.
And don’t even get me started on Gotham.
So where do I go from here? I watched the first few episodes of Supergirl and quickly got bored, I enjoyed the first episode of Arrow but immediately forgot it existed… and wtf is Preacher? I heard The Gifted was good, but I just haven’t gotten to it. Does it tie in with the X-Men movies? I’m not sure I have the energy for that at this point.
I’ve reached saturation. To everybody else, hang in there.
Posted on June 7, 2017, in DC, Marvel, TV Shows, Uncategorized and tagged Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., comics on tv, daredevil, gotham, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Marvel Cinematic Universe. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.