MARVEL’S THE DEFENDERS | Episodes 5 & 6 Recap

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Marvel’s The Defenders Episode 5 & 6 Recap Podcast from August 28th, 2017

Guess who just woke up from a nap?

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jim Gibbons (@TheJimGibbons) stick it to The Hand in their latest recap of MARVEL’S THE DEFENDERS, tackling the fifth and sixth episodes of the series: “Take Shelter” and “Ashes, Ashes,” respectively. In the podcast, Josh and Jim kick things off by talking through the biggest moment of the series up to date: Elektra’s nap. Just kidding! Actually, only kidding about the nap being the biggest moment of the series up to this point, it actually is the first thing they discuss on the podcast. But after that! Oh, boy, after that. If you’ve seen the episodes, you have a good idea what the first major topic of discussion will be all about. 

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  • Anna

    Surprised you guys (mostly Jim) have been so negative on the series. I didn’t think these 2 episodes were bad at all. I’ve really been enjoying the show! I love the character pairings. Got me thinking a crime/legal procedural spinoff featuring Matt and Jessica would be freaking amazing

  • Beefcake

    I can’t believe they’ve been so positive. . . .

  • Edwin Hernandez

    I really liked these two episodes. I wish you guys were higher on the show

  • LeahCupcake

    I really liked this show, and I’m surprised when I listen that you two didn’t really like it! Maybe because I had very low expectations going in (I have only seen season 1 of Daredevil and a few episodes of Jessica Jones- but 95% of the MCU movies), but I enjoyed it. All of the episodes and scenes didn’t have to be action packed for me, and I found it fairly easy to follow as a new watcher, though I did have to google Electra to see if that was her at the end of episode 1 or 2 (thought ‘it must be her’, but wasn’t sure). I’m interested to hear what you have to say about the last two episodes and the season/ show as a whole. I hope it’s not too much of a bummer for me to listen to!!! (Overall though, thanks so much for doing these podcasts and breaking stuff down for newer viewers. I had no idea about the coloured lights and stuff like that until you guys pointed it out. I like your easy banter and I appreciate listening to your likes and dislikes about the show. Gives me a different perspective on things!)

  • Hornacek

    I should have known that the previous podcast was just an aberration and that the super-negative Gibbons would return. At this point, if he is going to be the permanent co-host on future Marvel Netflix review podcasts, I may have to stop listening to them.

    There’s so much great stuff in these two episodes, but Gibbons starts the podcast by saying they were both dull and boring. I mean, I can’t even …

    Also, Bakudo doesn’t tell Gao “I’m not blinded by my disciples”, he says “Just because I don’t blind my disciples…” Doesn’t Gao have some blind employees making heroin back in DD season 2?