Tuesday, June 6, 2017

What I’m Watching: Iron Fist

Iron Fist: Season 1, Episode 12 “Bar the Big Boss” (C)

Just one episode left! I’m so glad, though I’ll have to spend more time with Danny Rand when “The Defenders” premieres. Apparently star Finn Jones is talking like this show is going to be renewed because a lot of people watched it thinking it would be good, and somehow the terrible reviews it got won’t outweigh the initial hype. I contend that, as I was discussing with a friend, any Marvel show is much better without the Hand, and while I know the express purpose of the Iron Fist is to destroy the Hand, I do wish that he would get on with it. I don’t know how many times we have to debate whether it’s worth putting an all-powerful mega-villain behind bars rather than just killing him, and considering that he was ready to cut off Harold’s head in front of his daughter, who he had just shot for no real reason, he and Joy should have been far more decisive about getting rid of the man who’s clearly become evil over the course of just two episodes. Colleen is firmly on the good side of things, and that leaves just Joy as the remaining pure ally (not counting an absent Claire, of course). Ward was all too willing to make a deal with the devil, and Harold even expressly said that he has no use for Danny anymore and that he might have disposed of Bakuto or the other hand, both of which would satisfy him. Maybe everyone on this show will take each other out in the finale and we won’t have to deal with the completely unexpected introduction of the DEA as a new threat to Danny’s livelihood.

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