Leading into Iron Fist: a look at the other Defenders

So, I wanted to do a review on Iron Fist when it came out on March 17. However, the time between March 17 and today, March 22, has been super busy between homework and work and meeting friends.

I only watched one episode. I will be handing in my Geek Card at the end of the article.

However, “just one episode” is about what I’ve seen of the other Defenders shows—Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage.

So why not break a few rules and write a review on all of them?


Daredevil (5 episodes watched)

So, of the ones I’ve seen so far, this is the one I liked the most. I never really got into Daredevil, the hero, before. And after watching five episodes…

…I’m still not invested in him. Sorry, but the characters never really got to me. I felt more attached to Matt Murdoch’s lawyer friend than Matt Murdoch himself. It’s like watching Cinderella and only liking Jacques and Gus-Gus.

[pause] So what if that’s how I watched Cinderella?! They’re my bros!


Jessica Jones (3 episodes watched)

Oh, where do I begin with this show?

The thing I liked about it was that it fills a strange niche of shows about abuse victims/survivors. Not a lot of shows toy with this idea, at least not as a main selling factor.

Conversely, I’m not too keen on the content of the show, sexual or otherwise. I don’t feel too invested in a character who acts and lives like an abuse victim—because she is—and then hooks up with some random guy at a bar. It doesn’t feel in character for her.

Speaking of some random guy at a bar…


Luke Cage (2 episodes watched)

This is one of the shows that I really don’t want to write about, simply because I don’t know what to write about it. The longer I think about it, the more I realize that I’m really in no position to talk about it.

So I’m not going to.


In Sum

So, to reiterate. Daredevil, I didn’t like the characters. Jessica Jones, I didn’t like the characters. And Luke Cage…is Luke Cage.

So, yeah. What can I say about Iron Fist so far?


Iron Fist (1 episode watched)

The characters are pretty good.


[Pulls Geek Card out of pocket.]

Also, here’s my Geek Card. I’m handing it in for not watching the first season of Iron Fist within the first week of its release.


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