Netflix IRON FIST Season 2 Review

The second season of Iron Fist has landed on Netflix and to be honest, they changed up how they tell the story to the point that this second season is much better than the first. Instead of this lost boy dropped in a city he wasn't familiar with, with a massive amount of insecurities, this season we saw a wiser boy or man, in Danny Rand.

This season the characters were more fleshed out in their depth of motivation, plus the TV wing of Marvel used The Defenders and Luke Cage to help change the character of Danny Rand into the supposed well-centered warrior monk that he was supposed to be in the first season.

Showing Danny's relationship develop with Colleen, including the challenges they face as a couple and individually. Also watching Danny's relationship with his brother, Ward was wearisome and rewarding, depending on how patient you are with complicated relationships.

The battle between good and evil boils down to Danny facing off against local gangs, which expands out into facing off against his close friend and spiritual brother, Davos, from the Lost City of K'un-Lun. But in flashbacks, we see how Davos lost out to the right to challenge the dragon for the power of the Iron Fist, to Danny. This is nothing but a delude or deranged motivation for Davos.

As far as the fighting goes, Danny Rand is supposed to be the best martial artist in the world, and the first season did not feel like that, but when they hired the fight choreographer from the Black Panther movie, things got more realistic.

Though it wasn't done horribly, I almost felt like the power of the Iron Fist was a 'token of power' that could be stolen or taken or swapped back and forth as it was, but it did make for showing a vulnerability and how driven Danny is to do what's right.

Of course, including Det. Misty Knight in the story added a common thread among the number of Netflix Marvel's shows, a familiar thread that gave Iron Fist that anchor that connected it to the other shows, otherwise, this could have been just another stand-alone Marvel series with no ties but name dropping references to other aspects of the Marvel universe. But instead, Misty pulls it all in, like the eye of a storm.


All in all, I powered through the second season of Iron Fist and could not get enough of the show and I was bummed it was only ten episodes.

But the closing scene of the season was an interesting nod towards where the show could be going. We see that Danny is expanding his Iron Fist power and that they (him and Ward) were tracking down Orson Randall, who in the comics, was the previous Iron Fist, but quit and faked his own death to get away from the 'Fist' order.


Not sure if you've heard or not, but this review became pretty moot. Netflix recently announced there will be no third season of Iron Fist. On Netflix. Maybe folks didn't care enough about a kung-fu series with nothing but karate fights left and right.

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