Netflix & Chill – Find your next flick: The Super Hero Edition



Staff Writer

This week, I’m going to review some of my favorite Netflix shows based on popular masked crusaders.

First off is Arrow, which aires on the CW network. Season three will be released to Netflix on Oct. 7. Arrow is based off the DC Comics hero, Green Arrow, and it tells the story of Oliver Queen- a man who was marooned on a mysterious island after his family’s yacht is destroyed. The series begins with Queen returning to Starling City to avenge his father’s death as a vigilante. 

Next is a new age classic titled Batman Begins.  The film is revamped from the Tim Burton originals, and the story of Gotham’s dark knight, Batman, is played by Christian Bale. Unlike the Tim Burton originals, this film, directed by Christopher Nolan, takes a darker tone, based on a more realistic Batman.  The film explores Bruce Wayne’s transformation into the Dark Knight. This film is a must-watch for any superhero fan. The film began streaming on Netflix Oct. 1.

My third suggestion is the ABC networks show, Marvel’s Agents of Shield. This series follows a group of Shield agents as they fight to save humanity from threats of which many citizens are largely unaware. The team is led by Agent Phil Coulsen, played by Clarke Gregg, who appeared in many of the Marvel Phase One movies leading up to his supposed death in the film, The Avengers.  The show also fills in gaps left by some of the major films. 

My final suggestion is Marvel’s Daredevil, a Netflix original series. Similar to Batman Begins, the series is a gritty take on the Marvel comic book, Daredevil. Daredevil takes place in Hell’s Kitchen, N.Y. Matt Murdock, played by Charlie Cox, is a lawyer by day and fights crime as a masked vigilante by night. The show has very intense fight scenes, even one where Murdock takes on a whole gang of thugs by himself. It is definitely one of my favorite shows and an easy watch for binge watchers.