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Season 1: I'll tell you what's wrong with Netflix's Iron Fist. First, it fails to have its owns style the way Luke Cage did. It sticks too closely with the larger franchise's house style instead of tapping more directly into kung fu cinema. Even the opening theme fails to evoke the premise's Asian roots. With Danny Rand (a name they say so often, it could be a lethal drinking game) fighting the Hand (which Daredevil just did) and corrupt business people (Fisk, Cottonmouth, other shows have had them), there's just not enough there to give the show it's own identity. Worse, Arrow has been going down this road for years, and Rand feels like an inferior version of Oliver Queen. And Iron Fist is woefully miscast. The Knight of Flowers (Finn Jones, sorry) doesn't look anything like the comics' Danny Rand, but it's more than that. Crucially, he looks awkward doing martial arts, and Iron Fist never should. His characterization is also faulty, Danny acting like an impetuous, emotionally-stunted child, throwing tantrums and failing to understand almost everything that's thrown at him. And finally, Iron Fist just doesn't sit well with the other shows. In the other "Defenders", we have a disabled person, a woman, and a black man. Danny isn't just a straight white male, he's a privileged billionaire whose whining (or that of his childhood "friends", since the scripts apparently want us to care about them) is pretty much intolerable. More interesting characters like Colleen Wing (maybe, she does some irritating about-faces over the course of the season) and Madam Gao don't save the show from being just... okay. And that's a shame given my love of the character.
The weakest part of the Marvel/Netflix shows. Not awful, just... not very good. Boring at parts, and the characters where way to moody alle the time. Madam Gao is cool though.
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