1o. Marvel’s Iron Fist
Marvel’s Iron Fist was part of the first wave of the Defenders line of Netflix shows to be announced. It was also the biggest wildcard of the bunch. There was a certain balancing act to be expected when bringing Iron Fist to live action, but it was clear from the offset that the show had no clear idea of what Danny Rand/Iron Fist was supposed to represent.
What should have introduced newcomers to the mythos of Iron Fist was a season surrounded by corporate melodrama. Perhaps the worst offense of all, for a character centered around martial arts, the choreography of the actions scenes was decidedly poor. Hints of a better future were sprinkled throughout the season, Danny’s one-time brother of K’un-Lun, Davos, was one of the few antagonists to pose any sort of real threat to Danny. While the inheritors of the Rand fortune, The Meachums, were necessary for conflict in Danny’s personal life, the longevity of their narrative took too much life out of the season as a whole.