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Get Lost in Netflix’s Marvel Universe

Did you know that you can get your Marvel fix with the slew of small-screen superhero shows available on Netflix? While this isn’t something new I thought I’d break it down for those of you who haven’t yet discovered Netflix’s Marvel Universe.

While these Marvel-fueled shows are apparently set in the Marvel cinematic universe, each effectively exists on their own with only occasional references to each other and only the odd Captain America name-drop.

Are they entertaining? Yip, they are and yes I’ve watched them all. Nope, I didn’t enjoy every single one, but that doesn’t mean the ones I didn’t like are necessarily bad. Well they can’t be can they?… after all 5 out of the 6 shows listed below managed to make it onto Variety’s ‘Superhero TV Shows Ranked From Worst to Best‘ list with 3 of these being in the top 3.

Nuff said!

Netflix Marvel Series

Marvel’s Daredevil

“Daredevil” follows Matt Murdock, an attorney by day and superhero vigilante by night. Blinded in an accident as a child, Murdock uses his heightened senses as Daredevil to fight crime on the streets of New York after the sun goes down. While Murdock’s day job requires him to believe in the criminal justice system, his alter ego Daredevil does not follow suit, leading him to take the law into his own hands to protect Hell’s Kitchen and the surrounding communities.

Starring: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Vincent D’Onofrio
Maturity Rating: 18+
Seasons: 3
Rating: 8,7/10 IMDb | 91% Rotten Tomatoes


Marvel’s Jessica Jones

This Netflix original chronicles the life of the mysterious antihero, Jessica Jones. When a tragedy puts an end to her short-lived career as a superhero, Jessica settles in New York City and opens her own detective agency, called Alias Investigations, which seems to be called into cases involving people who have special abilities. Haunted by a traumatic past, Jones uses her gifts as a private eye to find her tormentor before he can harm anyone else in Hell’s Kitchen. Based on a graphic novel intended for adults, this is not a superhero story for the kids.

Starring: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville
Maturity Rating: 16+
Seasons: 2 (3rd season due 2019)
Rating: 8,1/10 IMDb | 88% Rotten Tomatoes


Marvel’s Luke Cage

This gritty, action-packed series follows the evolution of Luke Cage, a man with super strength and unbreakable skin caused by a sabotaged experiment. After a failed relationship with fellow superhero Jessica Jones, Cage tries to rebuild a quiet life in Harlem, New York – until he is pulled out of the shadows becoming a fugitive as he is forced into a battle for his city.

Starring: Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Alfre Woodard
Maturity Rating: 16+
Seasons: 2
Rating: 7,4/10 IMDb | 79% Rotten Tomatoes


Netflix Marvel Series

Marvel’s Iron Fist

When Danny Rand was 10-years old, he survived a mysterious plane crash that claimed the lives of his wealthy parents. Rescued by warrior monks, Danny grew up in the of the city of K’un-Lun, where he endured harsh conditions, but also trained to be a fierce warrior and gained the ability to call upon a mystical power known as the “Iron Fist“. After being presumed dead for 15 years, Danny returns to New York City to reclaim his family fortune from Harold Meachum and his children. When a threat emerges, Danny must choose between his family’s legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist.

Starring: Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey
Maturity Rating: 16+
Seasons: 2
Rating: 6,6/10 IMDb | 38% Rotten Tomatoes


Marvel’s The Defenders

Four of Marvel’s biggest heroes are each working individually but have one common goal in mind – to save New York City. Burdened with their own personal challenges, Matt Murdock (Daredevil), Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Danny Rand (Iron Fist) realize that they likely won’t be able to accomplish their goals working solo. That realization leads them to team up and form The Defenders, a supergroup that is more equipped to save the Big Apple than the heroes would be if they continued to work on their own.

Starring: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Elodie Yung
Maturity Rating: 16+
Seasons: 1
Rating: 7,4/10 IMDb | 77% Rotten Tomatoes


Marvel’s The Punisher

After exacting revenge on the people responsible for the deaths of his wife and children, Frank Castle uncovers a conspiracy that runs deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known as the vigilante ‘The Punisher‘, he must dig deep into the conspiracy to discover the truth about injustices that affect more than just him and his family.

Starring: Jon Bernthal, Amber Rose, Revah Ben Barnes
Maturity Rating: 16+
Seasons: 2
Rating: 8,6/10 IMDb | 59% Rotten Tomatoes


Win a Funko Pop!

As a bonus for those of you who made it this far… Let me know in the comment section below which Marvel Netflix series is your favourite or which one you’d really like watch and you could win the Funko Pop! Daredevil – Punisher (Shown below).


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Only South African residents are eligible.
Entries close at midnight on Thursday 28, February 2019.
The winner will be selected at random.
Winners will be announced on Friday 1, March 2019.
The prize is not redeemable for cash.

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Disclaimer: This blog post and prize is not sponsored and is in no way connected to/endorsed by Netflix or Gammatek (Funko Pop!). The prize is not sponsored and has been purchased and paid for by me.


About Author

Jeff to some, Jeffafa to others. I'm a Benoni based coffee-fueled Creative, Foodie, Occasional cyclist and Blogger at ManvsMind.


  • Megan H
    February 6, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Daredevil is my favourite…such a great story and its action packed!!!

  • Emlyn Thomas
    February 7, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Marvel’s Jessica Jones

  • Siven Pillay
    February 7, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Jessica Jones FOR THE WIN!!!

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