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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 17, 2017
Season #: 1, 2
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  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: 15 years after he disappeared, Daniel Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York to claim control over his family's company, only to discover a long-fated enemy who will test his kung-fu skills and the power of the Iron Fist.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Fantasy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 11 out of 21
  1. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Mar 17, 2017
    60
    If Iron Fist pulls it punches in the originality department, it excels in thrilling martial arts action. [20 Mar - 2 Apr 2017, p.19]
  2. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Mar 8, 2017
    60
    Despite a very good cast and a great origin story, Iron Fist is predictable, a little hammy, and has no real sense of how to tell a cohesive story.
  3. Reviewed by: Liz Shannon Miller
    Mar 17, 2017
    50
    Ultimately, Marvel’s Iron Fist feels incredibly inessential, even boring at times. It’s a show that doesn’t push for bigger themes, doesn’t seek to have its own voice beyond the Buddhist philosophy spouted by a white guy.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Mar 16, 2017
    37
    Is it too late to make her [Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick)] Iron Fist? Because the current guy doesn’t have the right mettle to defend anything.
  5. Reviewed by: Alex Abad-Santos
    Mar 20, 2017
    30
    The clunky dialogue often creates the sense that the show doesn’t trust its audience. ... Everyone fights the same, and no one looks interesting doing it.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott D. Pierce
    Mar 17, 2017
    30
    Iron Fist isn't dreadful, but it's certainly not good. There are a lot better things to watch (many on Netflix) than waste your time on this.
  7. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Mar 8, 2017
    10
    Not one element of this plodding piece works. The action scenes lack spark, snap, and originality. None of the flat, by-the-numbers characters makes any lasting impression.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 317
  1. Mar 17, 2017
    10
    In our current era, it is impossible to find the truth without investigating the facts for yourself. Considering most of us do not have theIn our current era, it is impossible to find the truth without investigating the facts for yourself. Considering most of us do not have the time to do that, we are forced to discern whether a piece of information is biased or sincere. It's unfortunate we now have to do that with reviews.

    With Iron Fist, I would recommend giving the show a chance. Your jaw may not drop to the floor, but the show stays honest to its source material and it is entertaining.
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  2. Mar 21, 2017
    10
    I loved this show. Probably my second favorite of the netflix marvel shows so far. I just thought jessica jones was too brilliant. This showI loved this show. Probably my second favorite of the netflix marvel shows so far. I just thought jessica jones was too brilliant. This show is like daredevil in the light. Danny's chi abilities remind me of early dragon ball z characters, its awesome ! Expand
  3. Mar 18, 2017
    9
    I was a bit nervous going in, with all the poor reviews. But the fact that I've liked all the other Marvel Netflix series convinced me to giveI was a bit nervous going in, with all the poor reviews. But the fact that I've liked all the other Marvel Netflix series convinced me to give it a try. And I've gotta say, I'm really glad I did.

    Good acting, some subtlety, some mystery, interesting fight scenes, character growth...

    I know there was some irrational SJW implosion over him being white, I guess that's the reason for the poor critical reviews? I'm not sure, but it didn't seem like it was the fault of the show.

    I mean, my mom came across it, who just tends to watch a bunch of dramas for the characters and story and doesn't generally watch super hero fare, she's like five episodes ahead of me. When I talk to her I have to remind her not to drop spoilers. Which strongly suggests to me that I'm not unique in really enjoying it, and it having some broader appeal.

    There are of course some cliches of kung-fu fare, but they're more of a part of the background and framework for the main story. I'm really into it so far.
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  4. Mar 24, 2017
    8
    To my opinion Iron Fist is more entertaining than Luke "boring" Cage, we enjoy this tv show, actors are good and the story is good. it's not aTo my opinion Iron Fist is more entertaining than Luke "boring" Cage, we enjoy this tv show, actors are good and the story is good. it's not a masterpiece but compares to Harrow, Luke Cage and even Jessica Jones, it's far better and i don't understand the poor critics from the press...once again Expand
  5. Mar 18, 2017
    6
    Iron Fist is the weakest of the Netflix-Marvel series but it isn't terrible (like Legion). Most of the action is lackluster, and someIron Fist is the weakest of the Netflix-Marvel series but it isn't terrible (like Legion). Most of the action is lackluster, and some performances could be better. Netflix should have thrown more talent at this show behind the scenes. The lead needs more martial arts training and the music wasn't utilized properly. Maybe the deficiencies are because Iron Fist is a lesser known character, but Jessica Jones was pretty much unknown before her rather good TV series. Hopefully the savaging from critics will ensure something like this doesn't happen again. Expand
  6. Nov 26, 2017
    5
    Iron Fist was no where near as bad as everyone is putting it out to be, but it definitely the worst season of the Marvel TV shows on NetflixIron Fist was no where near as bad as everyone is putting it out to be, but it definitely the worst season of the Marvel TV shows on Netflix so far. It was still entertaining in a lot of ways, and Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick are excellent. The first couple episodes where Iron Fist was trying to prove that he was the Iron Fist were horrible, however. That being said, not as bad as everyone is saying. Expand
  7. Nov 28, 2017
    0
    Well, i think that the Iron Fist have so many problems that one could really see in the show, that it is a failure for Marvel + Netflix, iWell, i think that the Iron Fist have so many problems that one could really see in the show, that it is a failure for Marvel + Netflix, i dindt enjoy at all, all i want was that the Iron Fist's Girl die or give something more to the drama and that didnt happend... all the history of The Hand we all know it i dont know why they tell us again, and The Iron Fist looks like a Kid with a Power, always saying " I am The Inmortal Iron Fist" and doing nothing. Poor Show. Expand

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