I have been a harsh critic of Netflix’s Marvel Cinematic Universe shows the last year. Though Defenders was a bit fun, almost nothing has been an end-to-end burner of a season since Daredevil Season 2. One of the worst of them all was season one of Iron Fist, so when they dropped season two a week ago, I was like “meh – this should suck severely.” But I ate my shoe on that one because Iron Fist Season 2 was one of the best MCU shows on Netflix yet!
It revolves around Danny Rand & Coleen Wing of course, but it pits them against two “big bad” frenemies rather than a singular Big Bad. And honestly, it plays much more as a duo show than a solo show for Danny. This is good, though. This is what will have me back for season three if they make it – Coleen Wing is the bomb!! The two villains are long-time Iron Fist enemy Davos and usual Daredevil nemesis, Typhoid Mary.
I won’t spoil too much, but I will promise you the action in the first two episodes pack enough golden glowing fist to make me forget how lame Jessica Jones Season two was. Or the fact I never even put on the second episode of Luke Cage’s second season, because who even cares how many bad guys in Harlem are named after types of snakes? But for cereal, go get on Netflix and binge you some Iron Fist. Season one is a bust. It’s a tone-deaf exposition on “white privilege as a superpower.” The second go is a lottttt better, even if it does get a little sleepy in the middle. But trust in Coleen Wing and enjoy the magnificent Kung Fu in the start and end of this sophomore season.
A night like this with little else on? Maybe try a binge of a show like Iron Fist!