Every Season of Marvel's Netflix Series Ranked, According to Critics


Daredevil Season 2 did what any follow up to a superhero story on screen does and add a few new players to the mix. Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle was well-received by critics. Reviewer for The Atlantic, Sophie Gilbert even went on to say that the Punisher was “the series’ most compelling character to date…” On the other hand, the other heavy-hitter introduced in Season 2, the femme fatale assassin Elektra Natchios, wasn’t so universally loved. Oliver Sava from the AV Club put it quite simply: “The Elektra plot is bad…”

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With a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 73% and a Metracritic score of 68, Daredevil Season 2 is pretty much heralded by critics as a season filled with great action set-pieces and a lot of stellar performances, but doesn’t have the same impact as the first.


Jessica Jones Season 2 had a lot to live up to. The first season was a colossal hit with critics and despite losing the main villain the return of everyone’s hard drinking superhero private detective was welcomed with open arms. Earning respectable 86% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 70 on Metacritic, Jessica Jones Season 2 may have not reached the heights that the first season soared over, but according to critics, it come pretty close.

Praise for Krysten Ritter’s portrayal of the titular character certainly helped the season, though. To quote Verne Gay from Newsday, “Ritter's Jessica Jones remains the most compelling, evocative and dynamic character in Netflix's Marvel canon.”


At the time of this writing, Luke Cage Season 2 has not aired on Netflix, but reviews are already pouring in. Currently the season holds a rather remarkable 94% “Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes and a 68 on Metactric with the current reviews averaged out.

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Critics have been calling out the grounded realism of this season as one of its greatest strengths. Olly Richards with Empire Magazine event when as far to say, “Luke Cage could now remove any superhero elements almost entirely and still function as a series.” That’s pretty high praise for a show about a man with impenetrable skin and the strength to punch through walls.

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