The Defenders S:01 E:08

Episode Title: The Defenders
Originally Aired August 18th 2017

We have finally reached the climax of what Netflix and Marvel have been working for these last two plus years. Four heroes with five combined seasons have been building to this moment where our heroes take on the ultimate weapon of the Hand. After the events of last week, it comes down to two races, can the Hand get the substance out before the rest of the team shows up to rescue Danny and put an end to the Hand and their evil plans for New York. Continue reading The Defenders S:01 E:08

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The Defenders S:01 E:07

Episode Title: Fish in the Jailhouse
Originally Aired: August 18th 2017

Danny is on his own against Elektra and the rest of the Hand leaders. Matt, Luke and Jessica are stuck in the police station at best listed as witnesses at worst, murder suspects. Will they be able to clear their name in time to rescue Danny and stop the Hand’s plan of destroying New York? Continue reading The Defenders S:01 E:07

The Defenders S:01 E:06

Episode Title: Ashes, Ashes
Originally Aired: August 18th 2017

We are now three quarters of the way through the season and the Hand has everything they need to complete their plan, all it has cost them is two of the five fingers. With the changing leadership landscape will the Hand easily be defeated or will they be more dangerous than ever as their desperation ramps up. You would think with the Defenders out numbering the Hand leaders 4 to 3 that it would be to their advantage, unfortunately the only action in this week’s episode was hero vs hero. Continue reading The Defenders S:01 E:06

The Defenders S:01 E:05

Episode Title: Take Shelter
Originally Aired: August 18th 2017

Last week I speculated that this episode would contain a massive action scene and I wasn’t really right but I wasn’t wrong either. While it wasn’t the extensive knock down fight I was expecting, nearly the first 8 minutes of tonight’s episode was action and they sprinkled in a couple of smaller fights as well to keep the episode high energy. Continue reading The Defenders S:01 E:05

The Defenders S:01 E:04

Episode Title: Royal Dragon Originally Aired: August 18th 2017

“Bullet proof, blind ninja and whatever you are” Danny isn’t exactly smooth in his recruitment speech to the group. I didn’t expect going in that after 5 seasons one of my favorite episodes would be one with no action, but the quality of the interaction and finally getting some answers made for a highly satisfying episode. Continue reading The Defenders S:01 E:04

Defenders S:01 E:02

Episode Title: Mean Right Hook
Originally Aired: August 18th 2017

Things are finally starting to come together in the second episode of The Defenders. The full team hasn’t come together yet but they have met in pairs. Iron Fist had a back-alley brawl with Luke and Matt was hired to be Jessica’s lawyer after her run in with Misty. Continue reading Defenders S:01 E:02

The Defenders S:01 E:01

Episode Title: The H word
Originally Aired: August 18th 2017

While they have yet to unite the first episode of Marvel and Netflix’s The Defenders is upon us. The 8-episode arc with feature the four heroes, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist as they come together to stop Madame Goa, here mysterious leader and the rest of The Hand. Continue reading The Defenders S:01 E:01

Iron Fist S:01 E:13

Episode Title: Dragon Plays With Fire
Originally Aired: March 17th 2017

Tonight’s episode of Iron Fist was once again light on action until the final 10 minutes when Danny confronts Harold for all of his past and current misdeeds. The episode features some good performances and the standout was Harold, who is very believable as an unstable psychopath. Continue reading Iron Fist S:01 E:13

Iron Fist S:01 E:12

Episode Title: Bar the Big Boss
Originally Aired: March 17 2017


Last week was a lot of set up with just a brief action scene and this week was the inverse. Tonight’s episode featured betrayals, infighting multiple stabbings and shootings before the nearly 50 minutes were up. One family bound together by blood and time is torn to pieces and a makeshift family brought together by circumstances may also be shattered beyond repair. As Bakuto would say one of those families is filled with vipers and is beyond repair while the other may have a chance to come back together. Continue reading Iron Fist S:01 E:12

Iron Fist S:01 E:11

Episode Title: Lead Horse Back to Stable
Originally Aired: March 17th 2017

While it is named after an actual Kung Fu move, I think the 11th episode of Marvel’s Iron Fist should have been named Lead Horses Back to Stables. This episode was about two people being pulled in different directions. The life they have known for years versus a new life with someone special. Davos is determined to lead Danny back to K’un-Lun and Bakuto is unwittingly leading Colleen back to Danny and only Danny. Continue reading Iron Fist S:01 E:11