As Marvel TV is Shuttered, What Were Jeph Loeb’s Best TV Shows?
After a long run that took the comic giant into the live-action small-screen business, Jeph Loeb is leaving Marvel Television
. The four-time Eisner Award winner and Heroes co-EP will exit the home of the concluding Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
In my opinion, the highs of his storied tenure are Jessica Jones (S1), Daredevil (S1), Luke Cage (S1 & S2).
As for the ‘lows,’ I feel they were all too frequent; Agents of SHIELD, the unwatchable Inhumans, Agent Carter and Iron Fist. All of these featured over-extended storylines (and consequently too many episodes), far too much repetition (esp S.H.I.E.L.D), cheesy ‘special’ effects, and indifferent acting – the bane of the network shows and much of the Netflix stuff. S.H.I.E.L.D in particular seemed to rely on dull skirmishes in badly-lit tunnels/warehouses etc to fill in time each episode.
Sheer boredom in the case of Runaways
and Cloak & Dagger
…again – IMO. Will Howard the Duck
be put on hold, as Tigra
& Dazzler already have been
What we can expect for the next iteration of Marvel’s TV shows on Disney+ (WandaVision, Loki, The Falcon & The Winter Soldier) – bigger budgets, less R rated shows – but with a just a glimpse of hope for a return of some of the Netflix show characters – and actors?
Could The Falcon and Bucky face off against Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin from Daredevil? Stranger things, as the saying goes… Tell me your thoughts below!