Marvel's Iron Fist: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1
Marvel's Iron Fist

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



Critic Ratings: 84


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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 (84) | Top Critics (25)

As a fan of superheroes who knows how racial issues affect media, I've realized I can't enjoy these new stories until they fully step away from old stereotypes.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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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…

Iron Fist is the textbook definition of "just fine."

Mar 17, 2017 | Full Review…

It tries, God bless it, it tries.

Jan 2, 2020 | Full Review…

Wrought with tension, creating a sense of urgency that served to electrocute the life into this floundering Marvel series.

Sep 20, 2019 | 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

  • Jul 26, 2020
    As much as it pains me to say this - I don't think Finn Jones is as well suited to this role as the other Marvel x Netflix superheroes are to theirs. Enjoyed watching the Meachum siblings, particularly Ward.
  • Jul 10, 2020
    Absolutely Awful I'm actually Happy This Got Canceled I Hope it Never Comes Back
  • Jun 03, 2020
    Danny Rand has an interesting origin story becoming the Iron Fist. The plane crash that leads him to enter a world not on the map. He is trained as a warrior. All interesting mythology. Why didn't they choose an Asian Guy or half Asian? The problem is in this story this actor comes off as a privileged, wimpy, whiny character even when he shows up in rags.. I am part Asian and familiar with martial arts & monks. There is a sense of strength & self sacrifice in monk culture.. He didn't really come off as this type of monk and was too naive for a warrior. I didn't see why he was singled out to be deserving of the Iron Fist. He abandons his culture once he is gifted the power of the fist. He's supposed to be a generational warrior with discipline but runs back to New York. I couldn't relate to him as a character and thought his character development was a mess.
  • May 19, 2020
    It was a great series, better than most of the shows on Netflix and I believe it's under rated.
  • May 05, 2020
    Hella stupid! It's a freaking joke! The Danny dude is a hella joke bad bad actor!! Like really watching this Shit will make you want to hit yourself it's Suicidal!!!!
  • May 03, 2020
    It's really not as bad as most of the reviews say. lol. As long as you know going in that it's not going to be a Daredevil or Luke Cage. If you lower the expectation bar a little, you might be pleasantly surprised to some good things here.
  • Apr 08, 2020
    maybe a little brutal but the story is good
  • Mar 28, 2020
    This show was great! Season 2 improves upon Season 1.
  • Mar 22, 2020
    I'm in awe at the amount of hate this received.
  • Feb 15, 2020
    Honestly I don't understand why the critics have so many reservations about this series, sure it isn't perfect and if you're comparing it to Jessica Jones, Daredevil and Luke Cage it is comparatively the weakest of the four considering how strong those three series are, but that isn't to say that Iron Fist is terrible because it isn't, I really enjoyed the journey we were taken on, and our introduction to arguably the most compelling and complex of the four Defenders was highly engaging, albeit the character isn't quite as relatable for many compared with the other three, however the MCU is full of characters like Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Stephen Strange, T'Challa, etc, none of whom are necessarily all that relatable for the majority of us. Point is that I only really checked out critical responses after having watched this first season, and I was surprised to say the least by how universally panned it was by critics, and it just goes to show that they don't necessarily know what they're talking about.

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