Finally finished this a few nights back. We binge watched the last three episodes back to back. I get a lot of the criticism, and from a production point of view the show’s by far the cheapest looking of the Netflix shows to date. But, overall, I still think that this show was better than both Jessica Jones and Luke Cafe.
I really like Danny - he’s a whiney brat, true, but that’s a portrayal I can get behind. It’s not my internal vision of Iron Fist, but it works for this show.
The Meachums continued to piss me off all the way through, although I warmed to the guy playing Ward by the end.
I think Claire’s inclusion was a huge misstep. It stretched credibility, and added nothing of consequence to the show. I wish they had played Bokuto less obviously villainous; and I’m still finding it hard to reconcile Madame Gao’s appearance here with her earlier Daredevil appearances.
Was she in The Hand previously? And The Hand are Japanese, not Chinese - would they really have let Gao into their upper echelons?
I am really glad there’s going to be another season. I think a more mature Danny (as per Defenders), and a less crazy shooting schedule, could make for a really good show.