Defenders: The H Word

Netflix and Marvel Studios have been collaborating for a while now, giving us some great shows. We’ve seen two seasons of Daredevil, and one each of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Now, just as the solo heroes came together to form the Avengers in the Marvel movies, the Netflix characters are uniting as the Defenders. Also along for the ride are much of the supporting cast from the individual shows, and the enigmatic Madame Gao, as well as Claire Temple, the only character to appear in all four series so far. I’m presuming that if you’re watching/interested in Defenders, you’ve seen the shows that came before it, so I’m not explaining every reference.

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The State of Hero TV, Summer 2017

It’s a great time to be a hero-geek. There are more and more shows, and most of them are pretty damn good. I keep hearing a few people fretting about “hero fatigue,” but I certainly don’t have it, and, judging from the box office for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, a lot of other people don’t, either. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is fantastic, with Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok coming this year. I’m a lot less impressed with the DC Expanded Universe (although I’m one of the few that apparently enjoyed Suicide Squad), but I was pleasantly surprised by Wonder Woman.

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Defenders Mini-Trailer

Now that Iron Fist has finally come out, Netflix is moving forward with the big team up. The Defenders will feature all four heroes: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, much of their supporting casts, and there are rumors about the Punisher popping up. They have finally given us a release date: August…

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Iron Fist: Snow Gives Way

Netflix’s fourth Marvel hero series begins with the debut of Iron Fist in “Snow Gives Way.” The opening is odd, with a shadowy figure doing martial arts leaving inky smears behind his moves. It looks kind of cool, but a bit odd. I can’t say I really loved the title sequence. The show opens with…

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Who’s Who in Iron Fist

Iron Fist, the fourth of the announced Netflix series, begins streaming in March. As I’ve been doing for the other series, I’ll give a run down of some of the major characters before the show starts. I will say that as I write this, the show airs in roughly two months and this doesn’t seem…

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There’s a new Iron Fist Trailer

As March gets closer, Netflix has dropped a new trailer for the last Defender (unless rumors about the Punisher turn out to be true). This one gives us a better look at Iron Fist Danny Rand, and his return to New York. It looks fantastic. I admit I’m biased, as Iron  Fist is my favorite…

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Looking Ahead to Netflix Defender Series

With the launch of Daredevil, Netflix is moving in to a corner of the Marvel Universe. The series has gotten great reviews, and within two weeks of the thirteen episode season one being released, they’ve announced plans for season two. I have to admit I’m excited by this, as I’m loving the first season and the ties to the larger Marvel Universe. Daredevil has a 97% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which if nothing else is generally a good sign.

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