Saturday, June 17, 2017

What I’m Watching: Iron Fist (Season Finale)

Iron Fist: Season 1, Episode 13 “Dragon Plays with Fire” (C-)

All I could think throughout this entire episode was that I really hope we don’t get a season two. I wasted so many hours of my life watching this show both under the pretense that it was going to get good and that I needed to be up to date for when “The Defenders” finally premieres and hopefully proves to have been worth the wait. Despite the fact that star Finn Jones, who is truly terrible on this show, has suggested that the show’s renewal is soon to be announced, there’s no confirmation anywhere that this show will join the ranks of the other Marvel series to earn a second season pickup. Bakuto’s death in the previous episode means that the stakes weren’t all that high in this hour, and instead it was just a matter of who was going to kill Harold, who got to go full-on evil in his latest incarnation and almost beg for his death by trying to become all-powerful. I hesitate to say that there was an intriguing moment towards the end of the episode where Davos and Joy were sitting down for coffee with Gao at the next table, three crucial players in the show all with very different motivations who you wouldn’t expect to see in the same place as the others. Colleen was ecstatic to be invited by Danny to come to K’un-Lun, and as Danny childishly got excited about arriving just in time for afternoon kung fu practice, we got to see that it’s all destroyed. I don’t want to find out more, and I sincerely hope that no other viewers do either.

Season grade: C-
Season MVP: David Wenham as Harold

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