I'm curious what others think of season two. I liked it more than season one. I think Diamondback is probably the worst villain in the entire MCU besides Thor 2's villain. His motivation was silly/horrible, his costume was awful, and everything else too. The first half of season one was pretty good. I like all of season two, but I think all these Netflix Marvel shows would be better if they were 10 episodes each. I was surprised that I saw some bad reviews for this season (worse than season one) I think IGN gave it 5/10 or something silly like that.
Bushmaster and Mariah were very good villains. Luke Cage is likable, but I think he still lacks some depth. The show randomly giving him anger issues didn't feel right to me. In season one he's kinda similar to Cap at his core (always do the right thing), in this season they tried to give him a Bruce Banner/Hulk vibe at times. This felt like a better follow-up to Defenders than Jessica Jones, since this has way more cameos and mentions of those events. I thought the use of Danny was very smart and needed since a lot of us didn't like his show. The action scenes were way better this season too.
I'll put spoiler tags on the more specific or later episodes reveals.
Claire leaving felt forced and makes me question if they really belong together. Luke was wrong for hitting the wall, but that making her leave the country for weeks/months felt silly and like she's not really "down" like she proclaimed. I also think Luke has WAY more chemistry with Misty and even Tilda than Claire.
I hope the show isn't going to have or tease Luke "Breaking Bad" next season. Compared to everyone else in his life he's had godly powers for years and that hasn't corrupted him, I don't think money/power will either. I didn't see anything wrong or even that morally gray with what he was doing. This felt a little forced, similar to Iron Fist having a no kill rule even though he kept calling himself a living weapon every 10 minutes. Iron Fist killing people makes sense for his character and Luke, from what we've seen, should be able to have power and it not corrupt him. Obviously drama is needed for a TV show, but make the drama feel organic.
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