Marvel's The Defenders: Season 1 Reviews

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September 20, 2019
We start to finally see things coming together, which should probably have happened more towards the beginning of the episode.
August 30, 2019
With any luck, the next time these heroes come together, they'll have a better villain to face and a stronger story. Despite those failings, The Defenders still delivers an enjoyable team up for these characters but it's clear it should have been better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 21, 2019
[It] starts off slow but takes the four genres from the solo series' and slowly blends them to make a unique team dynamic we haven't seen before in the Marvel Universe.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
February 3, 2019
Some good fight scenes, though nothing on the level of some of the Daredevil stuff, and sadly some weak villains take it down a peg, but overall I really enjoyed myself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2018
The Defenders focuses on its heroes and villains, building piece by piece in a way that is consistently captivating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 10, 2018
When all four Defenders finally come together after the unnecessarily sluggish opening, a switch is flipped and the show becomes infectious fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 10, 2018
It has a stronger narrative than one might expect, and 8 episodes is the perfect length for the superhero show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 28, 2018
There's so much they can do with this series, and I'm so excited to see where it goes next.
August 27, 2018
This first season goes by quickly, but there's something in it for all Marvel fans.
August 6, 2018
It's yet another series with not enough plot to fill the number of episodes it has, an oppressively dark aesthetic, and characters whose powers mostly amount to punching things really hard.
July 16, 2018
It's not an outright bad show, and there are some genuinely excellent moments, but the series does become less than the sum of its parts.
July 16, 2018
This all-punching, all-high-kicking extravaganza is what those solo shows have been building towards, the intimacy of Luke Cage, the first series of Daredevil, and Jessica Jones shoulder-barged aside to knot this universe in an NYC brawl pretzel.
July 16, 2018
Overall, fans should be pleased by the new miniseries and we'll all get to see how it ends come Aug. 18.
June 26, 2018
I'd argue that by the end every single character finds themselves in a, if not better place, but a more interesting one than where they started.
June 19, 2018
There's a reason the series' best moments feature the group sitting around talking, not fighting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 14, 2018
The Defenders, despite the unnecessary grimness in its tone, over-stuffed storylines, and generic villains, winds up being better than it had any reason to be, due largely to a cast that should work together more often but probably won't.
February 14, 2018
Ramirez and his team do just enough to pull it off, and while the end result isn't necessarily as marvelous as the Marvel films, it's still mightily impressive.
December 29, 2017
For the most part, The Defenders works. It's easy to digest entertainment, the quips are fast, the action is mostly competent.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 28, 2017
Watching Netflix's "The Defenders" is like being reunited with a group of old friends and then realizing you only want to hang out with one or two of them.
November 21, 2017
No, the plot is not particularly complex... but the show shines every time it shows the four heroes interacting with each other, or getting involved in martial arts fights. [Full review in Spanish]
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