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.
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.
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.
"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.
As of this series, Captain America and Iron Man are the only Avengers referred to by name (Captain America in Daredevil (2015) season one, Tony Stark in season one of Luke Cage (2016)). All other references were rather subtle such as "an iron suit, or a magic hammer" said by Wesley in Daredevil, and "The big green dude and his crew" by both Luke and Jessica in Jessica Jones (2015). See more »
[All goofs for this title are spoilers.]
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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 »
Everything about this mash-up feels rushed, the heroes themselves are pale shadows of themselves(except Iron fist, he's equally bad in this as he is in his own series), the villains are 2-dimensional uncomplicated stereotypes, writing/cinematography and production value in general seems to have been compromised because of time restraint.
Instead of cherry picking the best parts of all shows the creators of this debacle read the description on the back cover of the DVDs and conceived a poor 80s-esque action flick that they stretched out for 8 episodes.
Why don't they take away anything from their own achievements? Daredevil; The amazing fight scenes, overall dark tones, well-rounded villain. Luke Cage; Atmosphere, Soundtrack, Luke Cage style berzerking. Jessica Jones; Mental Struggle, looming but ever present villain. Iron Fist; *Blank* (They took to much from Iron fist actually.)
When you give a great recipe to a sub-par chef on a time-limit the yield is not gonna be fantastic. Give the reins over to someone with a deeper understanding of your already set-up framework.
For the love of god just turn this bad streak around, no more Iron-fist casting or Defenders writing.
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