Why The Defenders Is Only Eight Episodes

Why The Defenders Is Only Eight Episodes”

"When we do get to "Daredevil" season 3, I don't know what that will be about, I have no information, but I still think he has to live with everything that happened at the end of season 2". By the time the chief is threatening to have them all arrested and thrown in lockup, it's clear they're going to have to bust out of there.

Danny and Stick hear guns being loaded in a van across the street, and the four of them ready for an attack, only to turn and find Alexandra seated at their table. Jessica is reluctantly investigating the disappearance of an architect at the bequest of his family. The first season premieres Friday. She wasn't lying when she drew a comparison between them, but she also was more than ready for his rejection.

Speaking of Daredevil's "death" at the end of Defenders, Cox said that the fact that a third season of Daredevil was already greenlit gave him some positivity on what could have been the end of his work on the character. Still, the chemistry between these characters, the first-encounters and winks at comic lore are achieved so effortlessly that there doesn't feel like a need to count the paces until the next action beat. Nothing in those first 15 minutes made me want to watch any more - poor Finn Jones is in way over his head as an actor and screen presence - but then the story pivoted and I chose to keep watching. Wendell Rand knew about K'un-Lun, and Heather, Danny's Mom, protected him from a wolf pack and sacrificed herself. "You may think you earned your strength, but you had power before the day you were born". As a billionaire and a white man he could create real change, instead of going after kids in Harlem. "I'd like Iron Fist to go dark side (which may or may not be a sly Darkseid pun) and kill all the other superheroes, and they can rule the world". There are so many scenes that get dragged out and don't have a lot to do with the plot.

But let's talk about the other fight, because that's the one that demonstrates a key maxim of the Marvel Netflix universe: You can nearly always count on Danny Rand to do the dumb thing. While there was a lot of initial interest in "Daredevil", which kicked off the series, maintaining viewership for all four individual series along with the collaboration has proven a challenge. But Netflix (and Marvel, by extension) needs to take a hard look at these shows.

Though much of the action is forgettable compared to the brutal choreography of "Daredevil" or the unnerving gore of "Jessica Jones", the final episode delivers a one-take, "Oldboy"-esque showdown, the kind that put Marvel's Netflix shows on the map". And they are, but only in the comics. Sigourney Weaver's performance captures the affection Alexandra has for her new "daughter", and the bond between Alexandra and Black Sky is the only thing that makes the Hand slightly compelling.

All in all, despite the buildup that was made for the series, it seems that the show was lackluster at best. Still, as a means to bring these characters together, the villains do their part and ultimately allow the attention of these brisk eight episodes to be focused on the heroes. Both characters have their entry points into the narrative through people they encounter, and the writing team does a good job of putting them on a path that will eventually lead to the other heroes. In the climax of the most recent Marvel series, however, her arm was cleanly severed by a member of the villainous Hand organization, with the promise that billionaire Danny Rand - the Immortal Iron Fist - was going to pay for her to receive top-of the line medical care (which presumably included her trademark cybernetics). Of course, cutting the episode order from the usual amount is a double-edged sword, as some have found themselves wanting more, while others are pleased that The Defenders story was able to be told in a tighter way without some of the filler that sometimes creeps into regular Marvel seasons on Netflix.

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