When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.
Set a few months after the events of the second season of Daredevil, and a month after the events of Iron Fist, the vigilantes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up in New York City to fight a common enemy: The Hand.
Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.
In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis.
Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
After discovering their parents are super-villains in disguise, a group of teenagers band together to run away from their homes in order to atone for their parents' actions and to discover the secrets of their origins.
Danny Rand returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting his world around him with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
Series' showrunner Scott Buck admitted that he was "rather reluctant" to join the series and that what first began to warm him up to the idea of working on the project was seeing just how great and successful Daredevil (2015) ended up being. Basically, he wanted to make sure it was not just a comic book show and that there could be a wealth of character development. See more »
Rand commits numerous state level as well as federal offenses, including battery, breaking & entering, theft,kidnapping and passport fraud. Yet by the last episode, he is stated to "only" be facing assault charges against the DEA agents who came to raid Colleen Wing's studio.
Even being a billionaire, it's a virtual certainty that his crimes wouldn't have been "forgotten" by the authorities, much less "forgiven." See more »
I've been doing this for 15 years.
But not against the Hand.
I know. You're right. The Hand was a myth drummed into me. I've never met them face-to-face.
So, you're saying I have more experience fighting the Hand than you do?
Well, if you wanna get technical about it...
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Each episode in Season 1 is named after a Kung fu technique. See more »
So I'll be honest about Iron Fist - it's an extremely mixed bag. Season 1 is bad. Pretty damn bad, especially in contrast to the plethora of other so called "MCU" Netflix shows. I use the quote marks as nowadays there is barely any link between the Netflix shows and the movies, so I now rarely associate the two universes. Like a lot of the other Netflix Series, it struggles with the 13-episode season length, but also has some of the worst writing and show management I've ever seen. It's long, boring and sometimes frustrating to watch, with a lead character that's whiny and dull. The supporting characters are far more interesting, yet even their story arcs are convoluted and uninteresting (Ward's drug arc for example).
Season 2, however, is a vast improvement. The show acknowledges that Danny Rand, played by Finn Jones, is its weakest component. It therefore boosts a lot of the supporting characters in the story like the prior season, but this time their arcs feel more in place. The 10-episode season length is also a warm welcome, and the pacing of season 2 is far smoother, and doesn't always drag. The choreography is also slightly better, still not perfect, and the whole season feels a lot more rounded and polished.
It of course still has its problems, like clunky dialogue and the main character STILL not being sufficient enough to carry the show. The season 2 finale does suggest some solution to this, although it's unclear how this will pan out in season 3, if there is one. Without spoiling the finale, it has to be said how random the final 5 minutes occurs, and the so called "post-credits" scene should have been left out in favour of another ending that seems much more natural.
All-in-all, Iron Fist has the potential to have a solid 3rd season, and I am left with some intrigue for it. But, the absolutely dire first season is a horrible experience and if you want to be caught up for the second season, go watch some random recap video - it will spare you the pain.
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