It’s Good, Except It Sucks is a movie by movie – and television series by television series – hurtle through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hosted by Tim Worthington with a series of superpowered guests.
This time it’s Daredevil, first seen in 2015, and joining Tim to talk about Matt Murdock beating up gangs in Hell’s Kitchen while never quite being sure which costume to wear is writer Gary Bainbridge. What will they find to say about whether it’s possible to make Daredevil too tragic, how many car door decapitations a character has to perform before you can fully denounce him as a villain, and whether anyone could actually see out of that mask or not, and what does any of this have to do with the significance of blancmangey wigs in satire? Get listening and find out!
You can follow Gary on Twitter at @Gary_Bainbridge.
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You can hear Gary talking about The Incredible Hulk on It’s Good, Except It Sucks here as well as The Amazing Spider-Man here and the 1978 Dr. Strange pilot here. You can also find Miriam Kent on Jessica Jones here, Jim Sangster on Luke Cage here, Paul Abbott on Iron Fist here, Mic Wright on The Punisher here and Tim Worthington on The Defenders here. Miriam Kent joined us for a chat about Daredevil’s return in She-Hulk: Attorney At Law here – and Gabby Hutchinson Crouch covered his cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home here, while Vikki Gregorich handled Wilson Fisk’s resurgence in Hawkeye here.
Gary has also appeared on Tim’s nostalgia podcast Looks Unfamiliar talking about Coast To Coast, Deadly Boring, Supersonic Man, Audisee’s The War Of The Worlds, Limp-Along Leslie, That Look In Your Eye by Ali Campbell featuring Pamela Starks, Ace Reports Annual 1981 and Unbranded Soluble Cola Tablets here, and Googi The Liverpool Duck, Big Bubbles, No Troubles by Ellis Beggs And Howard, Derry Daring, Bugs Bunny In Space, The London Connection, Cliff Richard’s dance record as ‘Black Knight’, DJ Spuddles Original Gourmet Fries, The Shinsei Miracle and Shut Yer Gob by Lee Brennan here.
Some Unspoken Thing is a huge feature on the sheer brilliance of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2; you can find it here.
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