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The bullets have flown! The bodies have hit the floor! it’s time for our Punisher Season 2 Review!
PLUS: We welcome Marvel’s Darren Sanchez in studio to break down the two Oscar nominated Marvel flicks Black Panther and Spider-Verse. Which film will take home the Oscar gold?
Michael and Hassan are joined by Darren Sanchez, Tia and Kelly from Geek Vibes Nation. They begin tonight with reactions to Black Panther’s Oscar nomination. They debate Black Panther’s chances at winning best picture and what the nomination means for other comic book movies. They debate how superhero movie label could hurt the Black Panther’s chances. They weigh in the other nominated films and consider which one they think will take home Best Picture.
Hassan and Michael review Punisher Season 2 with their guests. Michael shares where he thought the plot or characters failed to deliver. Tia offers why she liked Season 2 better than the first season. Kelly gives her reasons for disliking Madani as a character. Darren notes how Netflix’s approach to writing Marvel series has led to filler episodes or uninteresting subplots. Hassan discusses how The Punisher was probably the best Marvel TV series, but it suffered from being somewhat repetitive.
The Punisher discussion continues as the guests wonder whether Punisher was hindered by the way the character was developed. They go over the worst scenes in the season and consider whether the writers tried to humanize Punisher too much instead of letting the character be as violent as he is in the comics. Tia brings up the moments in Season 2 that made her cry. They conclude Punisher Season 2 fell short of expectations.
To finish off the Punisher discussion, the group discusses if Jon Bernthal would be good as the next Wolverine. In Spinning The Racks: Michael, Hassan, and their guests discuss Bill Maher’s recent essay on Stan Lee and comic book culture. They share their disagreements with Bill Maher’s essay about the comics and their importance in culture. Darren shares how comics are often a connection to friends and family and you don’t have to grow up or give up on these interests.