Well I finished it... damn those binges
Sooo... I dunno... honestly it's on par with the other Nteflix Marvel shows, except for DD1 which was, well the first, so new and better by default, but just better overall. However IF is indeed lacking in terms of photography, at times, and the direction sometime lacks as well... But other than that, it's no inferior to Cage or JJ...
Yes, it is a bit slow at times... wow how surprising right? =P
Actually, I didn't find it to be as slow as Cage or JJ, bth... the flow was and improvement, actually. I did feel both this and Cage had a smaller budget though... But compared to Cage, this has A LOT more action (and better pace)... and no, nothing as brilliant as the infamous DD1 corridor scene, but let's be real, what is? They still have some pretty sweet fights that can vary from ep to ep in terms of quility in edits (hence the lesser budget issues). They tease you a butt-load, but at least they show a couple of things, that reminded me of DD1 with all the teasing.
So... is it DD season 1? nope... is it something wild and new like Legion? nope... is it entertaining and worth the watch? Hell yeah!
I'm not sure what the reviewers smoke sometimes (though to be fair the first 2 episode were probably the weakest ones), because this is certainly not the "disaster" that was announced. The cast is also pretty diverse (Coleen shares almost as much screen-time as Danny, btw, and the "whitewashing" argument was silly anyways) and they do a good job in the acting department... the weakest one I thought was Harold, not because of the actor, but because of the writting... he was a very confusing character, poorly written I thought... Poor Faramir did his best tho...
There are some things that bothered the shit out of me, but that's the usual Marvel TV problems, like calling the fuckin' alien invasion an "incident" and Hulk the "green guy", and people in NY being so confused with weird things... like... they shouldn't be at this point.
So anyways, I enjoyed it... I'm really eaxcited to see all those characters unite in Defenders, and I sort of wish we'd get a second season of Iron Fist, but only if they give them the necessary buudget to pull some off the more "out-there" things... all that teasing was painful =(