Jessica Jones’ devil-may-care attitude. Matt Murdock’s ability to fight bad guys while being blind. Luke Cage’s super amazing strength. Iron Fist’s hella strong “Iron Fist”. Whether you were a Marvel Comic Book Series fan before – if you like watching anyone of these four superheroes, you’re a fan now. I’ll admit I really wasn’t a fan of these characters until my husband clued me in that we needed to watch them. Currently Streaming: Marvel’s The Defenders + What’s New on Netflix for September
I was HOOKED. We started with Daredevil, then watched Jessica Jones (she is my TOTAL favorite), crushed on Luke Cage (hello, Hero of Harlem), and watched fascinated as Danny Rand’s fist heated up. And now they are working TOGETHER on The Defenders. Not sure if my heart can take it!
Check out the trailer:
Netflix revealed the unexpected gateway shows that can bring new fans into the Marvel Universe. According to Netflix, “One in eight Marvel Universe viewers were new to comic book based content before discovering their first heroic binge on Netflix. In a recent story in Wired, Vice President of Product at Netflix Todd Yellin admits to tricking his wife into watching Jessica Jones. A self-proclaimed anti-comic book fan, “Yellin did what Netflix often does to woo users: He played to her interests by mentioning the strong female lead and rave reviews.” Jessica Jones brings sharp humor with a bite to the table, and shows like Master of None and Orange is the New Black can be gateways into this world. And getting over a genre bias doesn’t only apply to the Marvel Universe, one in five Stranger Things fans were new to horror and one in seven Black Mirror viewers were new to sci fi before getting sucked into the dark side of technology.”
Do you use the recommendation tool?
Fess up – how did you get into watching the Marvel shows on Netflix?
Links to Marvel on Netflix Posts I’ve written:
5 Reasons Why Daredevil Would Make A Great Boyfriend #StreamTeam
The Best Female Characters on Netflix in Honor of International Women’s Day
New on Netflix in September:
Disclosure: I am a Netflix Stream Team Member. I am given product, certain opportunities, and I receive a free Netflix subscription in exchange for posting about Netflix. As always, all opinions are my own.
I have never seen this show but I think we would enjoy it. I use the tool for recommends though and most times they are spot on.
my hubby is watching this and he absolutely loves it! I quite like the whole universe
Great suggestions! I’m always looking for something new to binge watch because I stay up late and work while my family is sleeping.
I have a hard time using the recommend tool because my kids end up watching stuff on my profile
The Mama Maven says
We make our kids use my oldest kid’s profile. Luckily they haven’t gone on ours yet..
We are about half way through the season and honestly, I am waiting for my moment to really click with it. I LOOOVED Daredevil and Jessica Jones, but I am not a huge fan of Iron Fist or Luke Cage. Trying really hard to get back into it!
Cindy Ingalls says
I do love the recommendations lists on Netflix. They have introduced me to some new favorites. I haven’t watched the Defenders yet but it is on my list.
Blythe Alpern says
I actually don’t mind watching Marvel shows. I have watched Daredevil and Jessica Jones, but I couldn’t get into Luke Cage or Iron Fist. I am looking forward to watching The Defenders, though I must say I’m a little burnt out on superheroes.
I’ve not actually seen any of the Marvel programmes, but my husband and I are obsessed with DC’s Arrow and The Flash. It’s great to find new series to love.