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Old 03-20-2017, 10:30 AM
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So it seems Iron Fist is hardly a hit, and I must say I'm not surprised. Yet to watch it and, though I endeavour not to judge books by their covers, it hardly gripped me. The ill-advised casting (would it have been so much to have an Asian/half-Asian American in the lead role) aside, it just looks...dreary.

I do adore Finn Jones and was lucky enough to serve him a few times back in 2014 when he lived near me in London, but goodness, couldn't they have tried to make it seem at least a little enjoyable for either the characters OR viewers?




That being said, I've watched Season 1 of Daredevil and Jessica Jones - both of them are utterly wonderful. The latter, in particular, had me totally hooked from the very start. I find the construction of the MCU ever more fascinating, particularly this off-shoot into Adult Web-TV (in fact, it made up a significant portion of my dissertation). Desperately need to finish DD and catch up with Luke Cage...just a shame I feel I need to endure IF...but I suppose that is the genius of this model of series building.

Wondering about the rest of your thoughts regarding the MCU's TV branch. Successes, missteps, missed opportunities and potential thrills.

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Old 03-21-2017, 12:03 AM
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IMO thus far Iron Fist is more watchable than Luke Cage was.
Nothing comes close to daredevil - Jessica Jones crosses the line only for having the best villain thus far out of all the shows.

I hope to see more good things.
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Old 03-24-2017, 03:50 PM
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I've been enjoying Iron Fist so far. Good to see one of the lesser known characters get some screentime. Dug Luke Cake and Daredevil especially S2.

I like how the series give the characters time to grow more effectively than the films.... there's a lot more depth.

Can't wait for The Punisher.
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Old 03-24-2017, 04:00 PM
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Old 03-25-2017, 05:21 AM
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Glad to hear Iron Fist is watchable. Was going to skip it all together
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Old 03-25-2017, 06:17 PM
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Really like Daredevil.
Didn't bother with Jessica Jones.
Might watch Luke Cage at some point out of boredom, because so far I haven't heard much good about it.
Halfway through Iron Fist. So far not bad.
And really looking forward to The Punisher.

Edit:
Finished Iron Fist. Overal kinda meh.
It's like a really long Marvel movie without big special effects and with worse fighting choreography.
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I like how the series give the characters time to grow more effectively than the films.... there's a lot more depth.

Can't wait for The Punisher.
Totally agree. Finished watching DD Season 2 just couple of weeks ago! Loved it, Jon Bernthal gave a Oscar worthy performance, IMO. Enjoyed the S1 bit more though. Looking forward to check out JJ next.
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