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The Defenders 

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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.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Charlie Cox ...  Matt Murdock / ... 8 episodes, 2017
Krysten Ritter ...  Jessica Jones 8 episodes, 2017
Mike Colter ...  Luke Cage 8 episodes, 2017
Finn Jones ...  Danny Rand 8 episodes, 2017
Elodie Yung ...  Elektra Natchios 8 episodes, 2017
Jessica Henwick ...  Colleen Wing 6 episodes, 2017
Scott Glenn ...  Stick 6 episodes, 2017
Sigourney Weaver ...  Alexandra Reid 6 episodes, 2017
Rosario Dawson ...  Claire Temple 6 episodes, 2017
Wai Ching Ho ...  Madame Gao 6 episodes, 2017
Elden Henson ...  Foggy Nelson 5 episodes, 2017
Simone Missick ...  Misty Knight 5 episodes, 2017
Yutaka Takeuchi ...  Murakami 5 episodes, 2017
Eka Darville ...  Malcolm Ducasse 4 episodes, 2017
Ramon Rodriguez ...  Bakuto 4 episodes, 2017
Rachael Taylor ...  Trish Walker 4 episodes, 2017
Deborah Ann Woll ...  Karen Page 4 episodes, 2017
Babs Olusanmokun ...  Sowande 4 episodes, 2017
Michelle Federer ...  Michelle Raymond 3 episodes, 2017
Chloë Levine ...  Lexi Raymond 3 episodes, 2017
J. Mallory McCree ...  Cole 3 episodes, 2017
Ron Simons ...  Strieber 3 episodes, 2017
Debbi Morgan ...  Delores / ... 2 episodes, 2017
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"Marvel's The Defenders" follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal - to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.

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Trivia

There's a "sly" easter egg from the anime series called Bleach shown in the third episode where Alexandra takes Elektra to a room filled with weaponry. As Elektra sorts through her master's swords, there's one shot which shows Renji Aburai's iconic Zanpakuto shelved behind Elektra. His Zanpakuto is a spiked sword known as Zabimaru and is one of the franchise's most famous blades. The Zanpakuto has an odd Shikai state that gives it jagged edges. The segmented blade can be used as both a rigid sword or whip. Although this easter egg doesn't mean Bleach has tied to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it just so happens that the show brought it as a set prop. See more »

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Quotes

Jessica Jones: You look like an asshole.
Matt Murdock: It's your scarf.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are a sequence of cityscapes of New York, with colored silhouettes of the Defenders (Daredevil in red, Jessica Jones in blue/purple, Luke Cage in yellow/orange and Iron Fist in green), following themes from previous shows. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 (2017) See more »

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Enjoy it for what it is
27 January 2018 | by ruhsaSee all my reviews

Enjoy it for what it is: Good entertainment. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was engaging, suspenseful and fun. The music, setting, acting, cinematography, etc was all pretty solid. It's a superhero show, folks...no one should expect something that rises to the level of 'high art.There are good parts in this series for sure. But this show did not fulfill its potential. The story is generic and much simpler than Daredevil .The actors are mostly good, but their characters don't really evolve. They just go through the action like they are doing the dishes. just i think it was some problems in this series like:

1/ What goes wrong always end wrong. The first and biggest wrong foot step was Finn Jones in the shoes of Danny Rand, it can't be, it just can't, he wasn't up to it. That said, along with the bad writing that made the show in the bottom of the four shows "Dare/Jessica/Luke", we had the first flaw in The Defenders.

2/ Daredevil is no longer our Daredevil, the one we knew in his own fabulous show was darker, wiser, calmer and smarter than this copy. In The Defenders we saw another Daredevil, with a bad nerve and more good looking than Danny, just that and nothing more.

Overall it's definitely still watchable , and a good TV superheros series .


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18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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