Sharing my thoughts via this Iron Fist S1E1 review. 

If you’re unfamiliar to the character, Iron Fist is Danny Rand, heir to a big corporation. He loses his parents in a trip to the Himalayas and gets adopted by denizens of the secret city of Khun Lun. Its there that he gets trained as a martial artist and also acquires the Iron Fist after beating up a dragon.

Iron Fist S1E1 takes the typical road for its first episode. Its the usual banana, we peel it one part at a time to make it engaging and hooking viewers. Problem is the character doesn’t have to follow what his fellow Defenders have done in their solo series. So there you already see whats wrong. For me, there could have been a lot of different ways to go about introducing Danny in the pilot episode. Like I would have loved to see a linear story line for this series. The whole playing coy about the past also not working.

It could have been fresh had it not been done by other series AND by a certain archer from the distinguished competition.

But it’s not as painful as you read it.

The action while choreographed are great to watch. Finn Jones as Danny Rand is great too. It’s just that he is not convincing in some of the lines for me. There are a lot of easter eggs in this episode alone. There’s also the mention of The Hand which will definitely carry over to the upcoming series Marvel’s The Defenders which will feature Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.

Iron Fist also brings another antagonistic Wars into the MCU or at least Marvel TV projects. Perfect casting he looks like a slimeball who will do anything he can to get what he wants. I’m giving more props too because Jessica Henwick’s Colleen Wing is such a cutie and she’s also got ties to Game of Thrones.

Overall, I think episode 1 was slow and a bit “meh”. But it’s got promise and I cannot wait to crack episode 2 onwards. Will I press onwards? Yes, definitely. Am I hooked? Sadly no. Although a few friends who have already binged watched the series say that its really, really good as it progresses. But I’m skeptical about that.

Verdict

B

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