Just started episode 3: Laura and I kinda want Colleen’s wooden alarm clock.
Finished the first 2. It’s much, much better but still hasn’t grabbed me just yet.
Ep 1 had some prime Danny moments.
“Hello, I’m an obviously unhinged, revenge-fuelled villain in the making and demand you give me several of your company’s assets.”
Ward: “We need to get these papers vetted and–”
Danny: “JUST TELL ME WHERE TO SIGN!!!”
Not exactly what I would consider a stellar resumé, there.
Most shit TV shows wouldn’t get a second season, so it’s not much of a record. But I’m guessing Iron Fist will take whatever good PR it can get.
I’m up to ep 5 now. Felt like episodes two to four were treading water a lot. Ward and his sister feel kinda superfluous to the story, and tacked on. I mean, she wants her independence (okay) and she wants to hurt Danny (weird, not convincing), and Ward wants… I don’t know, to be loved? The story would be tighter and make more sense without either of them, really. Though I still like Ward too much to want to see him go, bless the little runt.
Mary is an interesting character generally, and I like the actress, but it feels like they don’t quite know how to use her. Hopefully, that’ll change.
I’m glad Davos has the Iron Fist now. That should give the rest of the season some drive.
It Ian so obvious as this season progresses that Daughters of the Dragon would be a better option for a season than any more Iron Fist. Or Luke Cage, for that matter. Just follow Colleen and Misty and have cameos from Danny and Luke as required.
Or a Heroes for Hire series and have them all together, since tbh, none of them can really carry a show on their own or in pairs (as evidenced by both LC & IF).
Certainly, especially if that frees up production time to add more Punisher to the list.
Going through the show very slowly, but I just noticed that the NYPD code for a superpowered suspect is a 616.
After reading spoilers here and elsewhere, I am really thinking about watching the last episode and then going back to the beginning of the season. Just get the end out of the way and then I may be able to enjoy how they get there.
So, I needed to analyze why I feel this way about this season of Iron Fist and after thinking, I’ve realized why I want to watch it backward first. It features one of my least favorite tropes: power theft/manipulation . I want to see the end, but having to wade through the results of a story element I viscerally dislike is enough to make me want to get to the end and see if I like it enough to go back and wade through the rest.
Try watching it with Ward as the protagonist. It becomes the tale of a man just trying to get on with running the family business while his insufferable relatives keep buggering it all up. Arrested Development with kung fu.