Ah, the ’70s, when you made your low-budget Euro zombie film and it still made sense to hire a bunch of over the hill ‘name’ actors to star in it. Still, John Carradine. So it *has* to be good, right?
Basically watched TV all weekend, and by TV, I mean Netflix. They dropped The Defenders, which is basically the Avengers for their four Marvel superhero shows. It was pretty good, if short at only 8 episodes. Still, that kept the pacing tight. And the scene where all the heroes first end up in a big brawl together is perfect.
Iron Fist is still a hapless dumbass, which annoys me no end (he should be the most centered of the characters, like Bruce Lee or Chunk Norris). On the other hand, he wasn’t carrying the show, so he wasn’t nearly as annoying as he was on his own program. I hope they fix him, though. They are doing a good job of establishing his out of left field friendship with Luke Cage, anyway.
Even better, Netflix drops a show that I know NOTHING about until I saw the notice. Million Yen Women starts as a very high concept show. A very socially awkward and uncomfortable unsuccessful novelists is living with five young women (my penchant for Japanese girls doesn’t hurt here) who were invited by a mysterious party to live at his house, paying him an outrageous million yen a month rent.
I loved the fact I had no idea where it was going. It unfolded at a blessedly stately pace, which I great enjoyed, but which could never get boring because each episode only runs 24 minutes or so. The thing with Japanese shows is that they being very light or VERY dark, so seeing where the program led was delightful.
Actually, having two new shows the same weekend worked well, as I alternated episodes of each. That way I gave each show a little breathing room.
Anyway, what did you guys do?