6. Marvel’s Iron Fist
- Seasons: 2
- Created by Scott Buck
- Cast: Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Stroup, Ramón Rodríguez, Sacha Dhawan, Rosario Dawson, David Wenham, Simone Missick, and Alice Eve
Marvel’s Iron Fist comes in last place on the list of the Marvel Netflix shows. The first season of the series premiered on Netflix in 2017, and it just didn’t live up to the hype of the other Marvel Netflix shows. At that point, Marvel and Netflix hadn’t missed. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage were hits, so it was a real bummer when Iron Fist just didn’t do it for fans.
Iron Fist introduced fans to Danny Rand, the son of a billionaire who disappeared in the Himalayas as a child. He was adopted by Buddhist monks and became the Immortal Iron Fist. He, then, returns to New York City and gets involved with the Meachums, his old friends with ties to his parents’ deaths among other bad things.
It’s the first of the Marvel Netflix shows, basically, to introduce magic, and it just didn’t fit, tonally. There were some great aspects to Iron Fist, though. Jessica Henwick was incredible as Colleen Wing, and we really enjoyed her relationship with Simone Missick. This cast is great, but the story just didn’t deliver.
Up next is Marvel’s The Defenders.