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Scrolled back to see if I mentioned it previously, but seems I did not. Yes, Luke Cage has been my favourite so far as well.
I know what you mean about The Defenders. Whilst The Avengers has done well, and it's fun to see everyone together, The Winter Soldier with a Black Widow crossover is still my favourite of the films. You don't need an ensemble to make something great. A whole series of The Defenders seems a lot. But we shall see.
Definitely agreed, I liked the build up to the first Avengers film but since then it feels a bit forced and as you say I like characters just being in each others films as needed when it makes sense. I'm not that excited about Infinity War as scaling up the scope and effects doesn't make for a better film and while I don't agree with some of how Civil War came about, I did like the division between the different superheroes on how they should be doing their job rather than just a straight forward good and bad. The Warhammer 40K universe suffers similar problems and some authors are bad for throwing everything in and trying to really up the ante to make the story more impressive but some of the best ones are where there's no clear wrong and right pitting the Inquisition who will do whatever is needed to server the greater good against more honourable rivals who don't agree.
I've watched two episodes of that Legion now. I wouldn't know it was set in the X-men universe if I wasn't told.
Also watched the pilot of that 24: Legacy (also on Fox). I'll watch it again next week.
They're intentionally distancing Legion from the X-men universe so although it technically is part of x-men, it doesn't take part in the existing franchise and there's no intention to bring it into that either which I think is a good choice. It's still something I find stupid about Daredevil/Jessica Jones/Luke Cage is that it claims they're part of the same universe as the main Marvel films rather than just leaving them on their own, it's the same again with Luke Cage - someone like him while exceptional compared to a normal human, is nothing unexpected if the events of the main Marvel films have happened yet he's made out to be something really special.
I've finished Attack on Titan which I hadn't realised wasn't finished yet although I'm not sure if I could watch another series, I like a lot of the ideas and concepts in it but the hugely exaggerated animation and characters just aren't my thing.
I had a dabble with Amazon prime and put Sneaky Pete on which is a series about a con-man who while in jail has a cellmate who talks in great detail about his great life he used to have with his grandparents however he's in jail for a long time so 'Sneaky Pete' when he leaves goes to the grandparents' house and pretends to be the cellmate who hasn't actually seen the grandparents in several decades so the people accept the new Pete. I was a bit confused by this as the two people don't look at all alike so had to check that's what was supposed to have happened which it was and it doesn't really work, it's the centre of the whole thing and it never feels right. I've given it a few episodes but wasn't really getting into it.
I gave Goliath a go instead which features Billy Bob Thornton (who I thought was great as the assassin in the first Fargo series) as a washed up lawyer who's pulled back into a case which sounds stupidly generic but I'm getting quite drawn into it.
I'm also finding Taboo on BBC1 is getting increasingly good as each of the sides is making their moves and it's still hard to know how ahead of the game Tom Hardy is and what exactly happened before on the certain ship.