Upon rewatching these episodes, I have a distinct memory of having seen them once before. Although most of the details of them had been lost to time and my bad memory. I think it was around a time where a friend of mine encouraged me to watch them as this was the part of the series where it “got good”, although upon this revisitation I feel like it’s been pretty good right from the beginning.
This is certainly a collection of episodes that acts as a major turning point in the series and a shift in the dynamic of power between a number of our character’s villains.
Cast you mind back to last summer, a time just before Netflix put out their Marvel series crossover; The Defenders. Viewers were still reeling after the release of Iron Fist, objectively Netflix’s weakest Marvel show to date. It was a series that seemed lacking in exciting fight choreography, despite it’s premise, and a protagonist you wanted to throttle.
I hesitate to flat out call the first season of Iron Fist bad, but it was surely a let down compared to the likes of Daredevil and Jessica Jones before it. Netflix had something of an uphill battle when making the second series to this shared universe show. Fast forward to today, as I’ve finished watching the second series of Iron fist, and Netflix have managed to redeem, not just the character, but the show as a whole in my eyes.
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