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Netflix’s Iron Fist 1.1: Oh, Marvel, No.

Behold, the weekend it feels like no one was waiting for (thanks to the advance negative buzz) has arrived, and now we have thirteen episodes of this to contend with on Netflix. The question remaining is why, from the casting decisions to the general failure to acknowledge the very shaky representational ground the whole premise is standing on, in 2017. For a moment, the next twelve eps unseen, I’m going to give the show the benefit of the doubt, and imagine it’s possible these glaring issues somehow get fixed along the way–pilots are not episodic television’s strongest form, even on streaming, intended-for bingeing series–but now is the time to talk about how things certainly didn’t get off on the best (bare) foot.

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