Netflix’s debut of the last Defender was, let’s face it, a dud. Like getting socks on Christmas. But not even nice socks: socks that your grandpa wore in WWII that (hopefully) have more sentimental value than actual remaining fabric. Iron Fist was a story about an annoying main character played by a subpar actor who, along with the writers, was apparently unaware of his purpose. Point is, there are some things Iron Fist taught us that hopefully the writers and Netflix showrunners noted, too.
As previously alluded, bad acting and/or casting bear some burden of blame for Iron Fist’s underwhelming reception, but much (if not most) of this show’s failures stem from the poor writing and execution. The Marvel crew over at Netflix is on a slippery slope because this show leads directly into the first team-up series, The Defenders. If they don’t regain their traction, they’ll risk losing the trust of a once loyal and avid fanbase—it would be a shame to squander such a heretofore successful franchise.
And, as it appears that Danny Rand may very well be the central figure of The Defenders, Netflix better figure this thing out quick. So let’s dive into the lessons we learned from Iron Fist and hope that they’re listening. Ahem... got that, Netflix? Quit screwing around!
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Maybe Don't Hire The Guy Who Did The Last Three Seasons Of Dexter As Your ShowrunnerPhoto: Sundance TV
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Lead Characters Need Consistent ValuesPhoto: Netflix
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It's A Good Idea To Check Your Script For Plot HolesPhoto: Netflix
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Character Development Is ImportantPhoto: Netflix
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Just Because A Character Is Out Of Place Doesn't Mean They Have To Be Stupid, TooPhoto: Netflix
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Your Lead Character Probably Shouldn't Be Your Worst ActorPhoto: Netflix