It’s Sunday night, and I managed to watch two episodes. Let that sink in, I had 3 to 4 days of free time, and I chose to watch anime over the latest Marvel-Netflix show. It sucks because a reader pointed out to me that a lot of my posts are negative. I’m honestly not trying to be, I guess it’s just easier to be a nay-sayer.
But I guess I wasn’t the only one. Critics gave the show a 16% on Rotten Tomatoes. Interestingly, fans gave it an 87% which is puzzling because the first few episodes were honestly a struggle for me. Perhaps the 87% RT score is just good ole’ classic nerd fandom enthusiasm. Looking online, I’m seeing folks saying it turns around halfway through. This explains the 16% RT score because critics were only able to screen the first six episodes.
This is not how a show should start out. While I commend the loyal fans for sticking it out, you should not have to sift through 6-7 hours of bad TV just to get your superhero fix. Sure some shows have slow starts but half a season? No thank you. I hold Netflix to a higher standard. I say 1 of their 13 episodes is allowed to be a bad. One. Not six. Plus, in the past I’ve written about how slow starts is the enemy of comics writing.
While I commend the loyal fans for sticking it out, you should not have to sift through 6-7 hours of bad TV just to get your superhero fix. "
Danny had 15 years to plan his return home. I’m really disappointed the writers didn’t think of a better way to introduce this character other than waltzing him into the building. To make things even more cringe worthy, after being institutionalized, Danny tells the doc that he’s the Iron Fist and from another dimension. Did the monks not teach Danny common sense? The first few episodes were so unbelievably dumb and poorly written. The writers needed a way to fill up space, so they spent two episodes having Danny bang his head against a wall.
It sucks because instead of introducing a cool, powerful character, our first impression is tainted. Instead of seeing Danny as this powerful martial artist, we see a moron. That’s it. Because the writers handled the intro so poorly, I can’t seriously look at Danny and go “wow, so cool.” His intro paired with weak martial art sequences (especially compared to Daredevil) has me giving these episodes a big ole’ zero. Hopefully things turnaround. Also, I hope Danny chills in the background in The Defenders. I can’t handle any more of his idiocy, let the adults handle the bad guys.