While Marvel seems to have taken over the blockbuster movie world, a common criticism is the lack of good female roles in the films (probably to do with many originating years ago in a time when most heroes were of course men!) However in 2015 a few are finally filtering through – to the TV world at least!
Netflix announced a deal for Marvel TV shows a while back and I know I was one of those who scoffed at the thought. However, Neflix’s track record for original drama has turned out to be pretty damn good. First out of the blocks was Daredevil starring Brit Charlie Cox. Showrunners Drew Goddard and Steve DeKnight were graduates of the Joss Whedon school and the show was noticeably darker and more brutal than the family friendly Marvel films. Chief villain Wilson Fisk played by Vincent D’Onofrio was terrifying but a fantastically complex and interesting character. Personally I enjoyed the show but have never found Matt Murdock a believable superhero – he can HEAR the punches?? huh?
Autumn 2015 saw the launch of Supergirl on CBS (although thanks to an internet leak, me and thousands of others saw the pilot over the summer.) Then Netflix would release Jessica Jones in November. Continue reading Jessica Jones, Supergirl and Female Superheroes