Marvel's Iron Fist: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1
Marvel's Iron Fist

Critics Consensus

Despite some promising moments, Iron Fist is weighed down by an absence of momentum and originality.



Critic Ratings: 81


Audience Score

User Ratings: 10889
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Air date: Mar 17, 2017
Air date: Mar 17, 2017
Air date: Mar 17, 2017
Air date: Mar 17, 2017
Air date: Mar 17, 2017
Air date: Mar 17, 2017
Air date: Mar 17, 2017
Air date: Mar 17, 2017
Air date: Mar 17, 2017
Air date: Mar 17, 2017
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Billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.


Finn Jones
as Daniel Rand/Iron Fist
Jessica Henwick
as Colleen Wing
David Wenham
as Harold Meachum
Jessica Stroup
as Joy Meachum
Tom Pelphrey
as Ward Meachum
Carrie-Anne Moss
as Jeri Hogarth
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Critic Reviews for Marvel's Iron Fist Season 1

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (22)

The other three instalments of the franchise each had a distinct identity but Iron Fist feels like a spin-off rather than its own entity. There's no sense that it knows what it wants or needs to be.

Mar 16, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Iron Fist is as creatively flat as a Jessica Alba Fantastic Four in how much it feels like a product, but even those movies have B-grade elements that offer some sort of escapism.

Mar 16, 2017 | Full Review…

If you love Netflix's previous Marvel adaptations, Iron Fist probably will feel like homework in advance of The Defenders. The pacing is reminiscent of the leisurely vibe of the 1970s series Kung Fu, to which it has some obvious parallels.

Mar 14, 2017 | Full Review…

...not a complete mess, but it's a significant step down in quality.

Mar 8, 2017 | Full Review…

I can think of no reason Iron Fist would have been worse off for giving the part to an Asian actor. I also have no hope that would've made this show comprehensible or exciting.

Mar 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Plot points that should have been charged with urgency simply ended up feeling a bit dull, while the fight scenes themselves, at least in early episodes, lacked any real sense of danger.

Mar 19, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Frustrating rhythm problems that give room to a boring spectacle that takes forever to end. Expendable. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 15, 2019 | Full Review…

... honestly I do not think it deserves all the hatred that it has received. [Full review in Spanish]

Nov 21, 2017 | Full Review…

The show takes some time to get going but once the pace begins to pick up it gets better.

May 22, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Marvel truly had a chance to flip the script and move to the next level, but with Iron Fist they took the easiest, richest, whitest way out.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Marvel's Iron Fist: Season 1

  • 5d ago
    Wow. Talk about cringe. The acting is stiff. The fight sequences mostly feel like watching tai chi in the park. Danny Rand is so inconsistent it's painful. I wouldn't have believed it in the first few episodes but Tom Pelphrey's Ward Meachum ended up being the most interesting story arc. That being said, this is only worth watching to get ready for The Defenders.
  • Aug 08, 2019
    This only gave me questions, but no answers. Like, who wrote this crap? How am I supposed to follow a character when I'm thinking"what the hell is he doing?" in every other scene he's in? Why isn't he talking to the authorities first thing once he's back? Does he have no ID? How did he even get into the country without one? Even without an ID, does he not have GENES? Why breaking into an apartment instead of contacting a lawyer? Is he retarded? HOW DOES THIS HAVE 75% AUDIENCE SCORE? Do people turn their brains off once the screen is on? Kickass into, by the way.
  • Jul 31, 2019
    Too much filler, not enough Iron Fist. Better than Punisher and season 2 of Jessica Jones, but not great.
  • Jul 14, 2019
    Terrible pacing weak characters and no fun
  • Jul 07, 2019
    terrible fell falt no intrest at all in this finn jones does good as the character but the show fails due to bad writing
  • Jun 17, 2019
    The shows starts to pick up about halfway through, Danny Rand is a pretty bland character, his ability to summon the iron fist is too on and off, one episode his chi is too corrupted and in the next he can use it fine. Harold is a pretty good antagonist, Bakuto wasn't most likely because we don"t know the character as well and we do Harold. Gao and Colleen are probably the best characters in the show, the ending with Davos and Joy conspiring to kill Danny is very much out of character for both of them, especially Joy, It could've worked if it had more build-up but it came out of nowhere.
  • Feb 01, 2019
    Iron Fist succeeds as a watchable set up series for the upcoming Defenders crossover, but fails as a standalone superhero entry lacking in strong character development and overall entertainment value.
  • Jan 31, 2019
    I initially had no interest in watching the Iron Fist because at first, I thought it was an Arrow knock off. I only watched it because I wanted to watch the Defenders and felt it best to understand the Iron Fist character. I am surprised this series has a second season and Netflix was right in cancelling the show. The first season is slow, bloated with unnecessary parts, and boring. Iron Fist would have been better with different writers and a different lead. The lead looks like he spent more time meditating than fighting...they couldn't find a strong actor who looks like he trained daily in martial arts for several years? Second, the character is not consistent. He supposedly was trained in a monastery since he was 10 but has little control over his emotions. He talks too much and trusts everyone; that doesn't seem like a defender of anything. It is hard to believe someone so weak could be given such a powerful gift. The added love story with Colleen is also a nuisance, unnecessary, and cliche. It is unfortunate there weren't better writers because this show could have been a great one.
  • Jan 16, 2019
    Boring, cringey and overall, a terrible first season.
  • Jan 06, 2019
    I don't see the huge bad thing about all the hate. Sure it has some mishaps here and there. It's actually pretty good. I think the main bad things are mainly just the different tones and some of the characters personality. I think it was the tone of how joyful Danny was all the time and the villain was pretty edgy. They introduced their characters slowly which was done well. The special effects were incredible. The ending left me confused in a bad way not in what is going to happen the next way. If you loved CWs Arrow, you'll love this. I would age this 15 for gore, strong violence, bad language, sex scenes, and drugs. Grade: A-

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