Iron Fist

Iron Fist:  The Steven Seagal of Marvel’s TV series

 

You probably have seen the reviews rolling in and Iron Fist is getting slapped around pretty hard. They aren’t necessarily wrong. Iron Fist is easily the weakest of Marvel’s Netflix offerings. It’s not complete dogshit, but bad enough to wonder what the fuck producers were thinking. Enter Danny Rand. Plane crash survivor. Child abuse victim. Mental patient. Master of mediocre martial arts. The Fifth Defender. The Iron Fist.

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The Expanse

The Expanse:  Fedoras in space.

If you take off the classics from the table, the extremely small genre of science fiction television sucks a big floppy one. For every Next Generation, you have Seaquest and Earth: The Final Conflict. For every X-Files, you have Cleopatra 2525 and Space: Above and Beyond. The Syfy channel (the name never stops being stupid) has been trying to hit those sweet TV bucks by pumping out their own shows. They have been more or less shitty. The Expanse is their latest gamble and it’s safe to say that it’s not bad at all.

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Supergirl

Supergirl:  I wanted to write a review, but I better wait for Superman’s affirmation.

Amongst the wave of superhero films and TV it’s only fair that women get their own hero to root for. Marvel has Agent Carter staring in her own show (meh) so it’s only fair DC gets to fire their own salvo. Taking a powerful and fun character like Supergirl and turning it into a TV show is a smart bet. Too bad what could have been a strong female role model gets turned into a lip biting, indecisive child begging for Superman’s approval.

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