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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 17, 2017
Season #: 1, 2
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  • Summary: Raven Metzner takes over as showrunner from Scott Buck for the second season which will introduce Mary Walker aka Typhoid Mary (Alice Eve) and previously seen on Luke Cage and The Defenders, NYPD detective Misty Knight (Simone Missick).
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Fantasy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Danette Chavez
    Sep 5, 2018
    50
    Thanks to reinvigorated fighting and spotlights yielded to the real stars, Iron Fist improves on its first season. ... The show also uncovers a bigger problem. Its lead character doesn’t deserve top billing, and maybe never.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Webb Mitovich
    Sep 5, 2018
    42
    Iron Fist Season 2 marks an improvement over its well-derided freshman run, but still lacks punch.
  3. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Sep 5, 2018
    40
    If you liked the first season of Iron Fist, Season 2 improves upon it. If you didn’t like it, well, there’s not much to recommend to you regarding a return. It’s a show that seems like it might be improved by not bingeing it, but it’s so sleepy that once you walk away from it you may forget to return.
  4. Reviewed by: Alex Abad-Santos
    Sep 6, 2018
    40
    Its fight scenes vastly improve upon the garbage disposal-like quality of jump cuts masquerading as brawls in season one, and the writing has moved away from the mind-numbing exposition that characterized much of season one, trusting the audience to understand what’s happening without dialogue constantly reminding them. However, Iron Fist’s second season isn’t exactly good when in the context of television outside of Iron Fist. Parts of it are still staggeringly clunky.
  5. 30
    Iron Fist's sophomore season isn't able to right the many wrongs from its first. Don't waste your time on this one.
  6. 30
    More so than in any other Netflix superhero show, Iron Fist never figures out how to build an aesthetic that reconciles its naturalistic performances and its dialogue, which tends to fall into one of two categories: no-frills information delivery or failed cleverness.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 43
  2. Negative: 16 out of 43
  1. Sep 8, 2018
    10
    Iron Fist 2 is comparable to Luke Cage , Jessica Jones and Daredevil with regard to story , plot line , setting , visuals , acting andIron Fist 2 is comparable to Luke Cage , Jessica Jones and Daredevil with regard to story , plot line , setting , visuals , acting and character arcs. These Marvel tales are entertaining and interesting. Looking forward to season three. Expand
  2. Sep 14, 2018
    10
    Funny how metacritic is in not compiling here IGN review, giving the impression that the critics were only negatives.
    Well, I really liked
    Funny how metacritic is in not compiling here IGN review, giving the impression that the critics were only negatives.
    Well, I really liked season 2. It was way better than the first and better than Luke Cage season 1 or Jessica Jonnes season 2. The ending was good and I cant wait for the next season. Hoping these bad reviews don't get the show cancelled. Mary Walker was amazing! Season 3 has so much potential.
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  3. Sep 23, 2018
    8
    It actually has a somewhat decent story this time around and the pacing felt much better, season 2 was definitely a redemption, Finn JonesIt actually has a somewhat decent story this time around and the pacing felt much better, season 2 was definitely a redemption, Finn Jones acting has improved a lot and his fight scenes are decent but you can tell when the double takes over, definitely much improved from season 1. Jessica Henwick still steals the show, she's phenomenal and pretty much carried the show just the like the first season, however I do get the feeling she's becoming a bit too cocky, I'm not a fan of Jessica Jones because it's just about "me me me, all about me!" and I hope she doesn't go that route.
    Overall a much better structured season! ...one definitely worth checking out..
    Here's to season 3..??
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  4. Sep 11, 2018
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. If the first season of ironFist was embarrassing this is a little less, but we are always there.
    Netflix has a big problem: it must continue producing series and films to keep its library up to date. But how do you produce a burst while maintaining a good quality?
    And in fact Iron Fist 2 is just the last season of a list of mediocre series produced by Netflix in recent times.
    If you are not teenagers, and your film culture is discreet, this season will be really hard to finish.
    It must be said that the action scenes and fights have improved (it wouldn’t take a lot) compared to the previous one.
    But removed the fight scenes and some dialogues, in the end, it seems to be in front of a soap opera in which: the dialogues are laughable or worse, the characters change deployment or ideas on each episode to eventually return to the previous ideas, and consequently the development of the plot is always void.
    10 episodes of which 6 could be cut quietly without changing anything from the second to the ninth.
    The characters speak, speak, speak constantly, but these dialogues are useless.
    For example (SPOILER): your boyfriend disappears, maybe he was killed. What would you do? One expects scenes in which the characters are desperate to find it looking in every corner. No, for the writers of IronFist it doesn’t work like that. Colleen and Detective Knight search for Daniel walking around the city drinking coffee and chatting. (FINE SPOILER)
    Seriously? Why should producers accept a script like that?
    But the quality of which I spoke and to which we had been accustomed?
    There is no more.
    Of course, those who work Netflix certainly know more than me with statistics in hand, and will know that these 10 series episodes are a winning format. And maybe they will never read all this.
    But why not cut off the superfluous, making fewer episodes.
    Making 6 episodes, at least one person would be able to finish the series even if it is not to his liking.
    To conclude, as these series of defenders are connected to each other, and if you are passionate like me of DareDevil, Iron Fist 2 can be watched quietly seeing the first two episodes, the last 30 seconds of the eighth episode and the last two without lose something important.
    P.S. A personal praise to Jessica Henwick that despite the banality of the dialogues turns out to be a great actress in perspective.
    P.P.S. The last 5 minutes with the final cliffangher make you want to watch the third series, hoping Netflix can improve the product.
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  5. Sep 8, 2018
    4
    Terrible writing and a lack of budget are this shows real problem. Every fight scene is the same, the poor dialog and awful writing make theTerrible writing and a lack of budget are this shows real problem. Every fight scene is the same, the poor dialog and awful writing make the second season of Iron Fist is worse than the first.

    Do not waste your life and free time on a show this awful and poorly done.
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  6. Sep 9, 2018
    2
    Schizophrenic characterizations (not just Mary), questionable acting, directing that is all over the place, and to top it off, writing that isSchizophrenic characterizations (not just Mary), questionable acting, directing that is all over the place, and to top it off, writing that is just as bad as season one, just a different style. The amount of convenience, plot points that are so foreshadowed they rip you out of immersion, and meaningless fight scenes to break up the tedium. At least in season one the characters had dependable personalities. Even the continuity of season one is completely ignored, so the abilities of the Iron Fist may no longer be around (healing).

    If Misty inappropriately smirks one more time, or Joy does her inappropriate laugh, I think I am just going to stop watching Marvel anything on Netflix. Perhaps binge watching CW quality material is not a good idea after all. I miss the days when Netflix was sparsely offering quality, instead of shoveling quantity.
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  7. Sep 24, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Iron Fist gets ccucked and turned into a sidekick in his own show. If the idiots at Netflix wanted to a make Wing and Misty the main characters why did they even call this show Iron fist? They shouldve just called the show Daughters of the Dragon like the actual comic. Why bother compromising with gangbangers? They shouldve kicked their asses and let social services deal with the deliquents. SJW pandering to the max in this one. Men have to constantly whine about their problems and validate the women, while the women act more and more like men. Wing gets the Iron Fist power at the end just becoz she has a pooosy. Get woke go broke. Expand

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