We love ourselves some Netflix! It is hard to believe it started off as a way to stream movies from anywhere. Now, however, it has become a full fledged network with its own original series.
Over the last month we have definitely been binge watching three of its original series; Marvel’s Iron Fist, The Get Down, and Chewing Gum!
Each of these series were so riveting and good that we had to tell you why you should be sacrificing five to thirteen hour stints of time catching up on them!
Marvel’s Iron Fist
Netflix has really found a niche with its Marvel series based on lesser known heroes from Marvel Comics wide repertoire. We loved Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, and now we are just as stoked for Iron Fist. This latest series entails the origins of martial arts master, Danny Rand, who can use his chi energy to harden his fist with glowing energy that make his fists virtually indestructible. With these fists he can shatter substances as hard as steel and stone. Played by actor, Finn Jones, the series shows Danny’s return to New York City after being declared dead years ago. He soon learns however, his family’s company is being ran by his former childhood friends, who have become corporate sharks. Additionally, the threat of a terrorist ninja clan, The Hand, grows when they began selling drugs under his company’s name. Danny must overcome his own demons and insecurities to master his role as the “Iron Fist” and save the city in the process.
Marvel definitely made an awesome attempt at adapting Iron Fist to Netflix. However, it does have a few kinks. The source material is dated and plays off white savior stereotypes. A happy compromise would have been to make him Asian. Many fans feel Lewis Tan would have been a better choice to lead the series. We have to agree. Finn Jones may be Game of Thrones cool, but he was off his mark here. Hopefully he can make it up in The Defenders which will debut later this year!