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Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 at 08:54:12 pm EDT (Viewed 106 times)
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Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 at 07:03:08 pm EDT (Viewed 103 times)

    There were a few moments that might have been a little off to me, but overall I think they did a good job with Danny's characterization. They made it very clear that he never actually dealt with the trauma of the plane crash and that his training(that he didn't even complete) tried to make him just bury those emotions and leave behind his past. His leaving his responsibilities at K'un-L'un behind added even more guilt and emotional problems I think. He really didn't know who he was or what he wanted to do with his life, which would make anyone act strangely at times.

I agree, but he had fifteen years of training to help him deal with that. Coleen was far more balanced than Danny, and her training surely couldn't have been more intensive? Davos starts to lose it in one episode and immediately pulls back on it. Could he have really learned his lessons better than Danny? And if he did, why isn't HE the Iron Fist?

But Danny seemed to fly into uncontrollable rages at the drop of a hat. He makes a big deal out of battle being the only area of his life where he's totally and absolutely focussed. But then he fights the drunken guard, beats him, and at the end of the fight gets so mad he beats him to a bloody pulp. Why? Because he taunted him? He was seriously never trained to deal with taunts from an opponent? No, some of it just didn't make any sense to me.

    Very much disagree here. I enjoyed the Meachum family scenes, but I don't think they would have been enough on their own to make this an enjoyable series. I think The Hand added a whole lot to the show. I really liked how the Danny, Harold, and Hand storylines were connected, with Harold manipulating Danny. Also, the Hand elements especially added to Colleen's development over the series.

I hoped they would have followed those early Marvel Premier appearances a little more, with Iron Fist having to 'run the gauntlet' to even get to the Meachums. In the comics, the big reveal was that Harold was a broken man, but here the reveal could have been that he was still alive at all. I'd have loved it if they'd thrown Scythe, Triple Iron and Batroc in there as cameos.

The resurrected, and constantly resurrecting villain is a theme that's been dreadfully overused and frankly I don't think Iron Fist needed to go near that scenario. And the Hand....never cared for them in the comics, and find them even less appealing in live action. I just can't enthuse over a bunch of shadowy, impersonal fighters whose primary function is to serve as cannon fodder. Madame Gau really came into her own in this show, and her mind games were a million times more interesting and fun than another generic ninja attack.

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