Published on May 31, 2021 by Darren
I published a new one As part of Piece at The dropout on Friday night. With the release of M.O.D.O.K. on Hulu it seemed like a good opportunity to watch this unusual addition to the Marvel television canon.
M.O.D.O.K. is not a perfect show, but it is a breath of fresh air. In particular, it arrives in an increasingly homogeneous and consolidated cultural landscape that existed as one of the last Marvel Television produced projects before it was swallowed up by Marvel Studios. As such, it’s a Marvel adaptation with a distinct aesthetic. What’s more, it’s a comic book adaptation that lets its comic roots down to nothing. It’s a show that indulges in the inherent absurdity of comics in a way that dwarfs many high profile adaptations.