(W/ ZERO SPOILERS)
THREE EPISODES IN
JUPITER'S LEGACY (2021) Season 1, Episode 1 - 3 out of 8
Jupiter’s Legacy is Netflix's attempt at rivaling Prime Video's The Boys, and three episodes into a 8 episode run, I can safely say it doesn't need to be compared; I'm all in.
Led by Josh Duhamel and Leslie Bibb alongside a gigantic cast of lesser known actors, we are given a show, at least in the first three episodes, that make you question whether or not you like each and every character and what they stand for by the end of the episodes. The common theme being that things need to change, and just capturing the bad guys doesn't quite cut it anymore.
The show utilizes the classic superhero aesthetic, 70s era Superman costumes, plus an impressive amount of cheesy violence and realistic gore. Yes there will be blood in this show, and it's better to not root for anyone because before you know it, it will become the next Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, knocking favorites out unexpectedly over and over.
While there is a lot to like about this new Netflix superhero epic, the first episode is a bit of a difficult one to bring a verdict upon. In some ways it's a clever take on a superhero mythology, but on the other hand it can be a little cheesy in its execution until the final few minutes leave you floored and ready for more. Episodes two and three right those wrongs and create an addicting show that you can't help but have your finger on the button to go into the next episode as soon as the credits begin to roll.