Grumpy Bird Reviews: The Defenders s01e07 Fish in the Jailhouse

Repetition. Repetition, repetition. Repetition? Repetition.   The Defenders s01e07 Fish in the Jailhouse writers: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich & Marco Ramirez director: Felix Enriquez Alcala Netflix Quick Review: I tend to enjoy talking about these shows at the beginning. By the end it has been more a test of whether or not I can finish what I … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: The Defenders s01e07 Fish in the Jailhouse

Grumpy Bird Reviews: The Defenders s01e06 Ashes, Ashes

This morning I woke up with a decently high fever. So, instead of going to work and infecting everyone with my germs, I’m staying home. And relaxing. With the Defenders.   The Defenders s01e06 Ashes, Ashes writers: Drew Goddard & Marco Ramirez director: Stephen Surjik Netflix Quick Review: In a 5o minute show, about 42 … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: The Defenders s01e06 Ashes, Ashes

Grumpy Bird Reviews: The Defenders s01e05 Take Shelter

This will be a hard one to review. I try to be objective, but at its heart so much of reviewing is subjective. Time to thread the needle.   The Defenders s01e05 Take Shelter writers: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Douglas Petrie & Marco Ramirez director: Uta Briesewitz Netflix Quick Review: In this episode we get some … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: The Defenders s01e05 Take Shelter

Grumpy Bird Reviews: The Defenders s01e04 Royal Dragon

I’ll be honest. I watched this episode twice. The first time was the day before going to my last camp session. I finished the episode, had to go do some family things, and when I got back I couldn’t really remember anything that had happened. Or at least, I couldn’t parse this episode from the … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: The Defenders s01e04 Royal Dragon

Grumpy Bird Reviews: The Defenders s01e03 Worst Behavior

This is the third episode I’ve watched today. I’m trying to binge these shows before I go to camp (which is where I am when this is published.) Don’t know if this will make the shows better or worse, but it does make the more disappointing elements feel more potent. Whatever that means. The Defenders … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: The Defenders s01e03 Worst Behavior

Grumpy Bird Reviews: The Defenders s01e02 Mean Right Hook

Well, at least the heroes are starting to meet.   The Defenders s01e02 Mean Right Hook writers: Lauren Scmidt Hissrich & Marco Ramirez director: S. J. Clarkson Netflix Quick Review: I don’t know. I really don’t. This show is already feeling like taffy. Stretched out. Things happened in this episode. I know they did. I … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: The Defenders s01e02 Mean Right Hook

Grumpy Bird Reviews: The Defenders s01e01 The H Word

When Daredevil (the Netflix version) first came out there was a clear sense of excitement. This excitement continued for most of the Marvel Netflix shows, but for some reason, the release of Defenders almost escaped my notice. Maybe it is just a busy time of year for me. Or maybe it has something to do … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: The Defenders s01e01 The H Word

Grumpy Bird Reviews: Iron Fist s01e11: Lead Horse Back to Stable

I kept wondering that if this were episode 2 or 3 instead of episode 11, would I be getting more out of it. Maybe I would be able to focus on the little mysteries instead of all the missed opportunities. Maybe. Iron Fist s01e11: Lead Horse Back to Stable writer: Ian Stokes director: Deborah Chow … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: Iron Fist s01e11: Lead Horse Back to Stable

Grumpy Bird Reviews: Iron Fist s01e10: Black Tiger Steals Heart

I get it now. I’ve been dancing around the issue with this show for the past nine episodes and here on the tenth I finally get why it is I don’t really like it. Stay tuned. Iron Fist s01e10: Black Tiger Steals Heart writer: Quinton Peeples director: Peter Hoar Netflix Quick Review: We are at … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: Iron Fist s01e10: Black Tiger Steals Heart