As you are no doubt aware, Iron Fist is here! How’s your watch going, fellow bingers? Whether you’re one episode in or have already consumed the whole 13-episode meal, these reviews are for you, a space to talk about what just happened as we go on the journey of Danny Rand aka the Immortal Iron Fist. There’s been a lot to talk about the show leading up to release, from the reviews to the character’s function in modern pop culture.
The first six episodes, which I was lucky to preview, were a very, very slow start. Nevertheless, there are some interesting ideas at work in Iron Fist and they’re worth excavating, ideas like what’s after death and a nascent critique of unbridled capitalism. For all its flaws, the show can offer a deeper exploration of the nitty-gritty of streaming television, comic book adaptations, and old-fashioned storytelling (the good and the bad). Let’s dig in, shall we?
The reviews will be separated into “pods,” this first containing episodes 1-4, and the three more containing three episodes each. Click Next to start or click which episode review you’d like to read first: