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    3 episodes in and everybody is pretty bland, especially the supporting cast. fight scenes are also pretty bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gredival View Post
    I've been watching. The writing isn't as terrible as the reviews state, but the pacing definitely is. It feels like the series is constantly 3-4 episodes behind where it should be in the progression of the plot.

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    We spend an entire episode in a mental asylum because he shows up and is like "I'm Danny Rand!" and no one believes him. Now to be fair that's completely realistic but we dwell there way too long for the purposes of storytelling.


    As far as whether or not they should have made him Asian, all the problems with the story would still be there if John Cho was the lead instead of Finn Jones. It's not the acting that's the issue, or the thematic elements (if you can get over a white guy knowing wushu).
    Why the fuck would he be Asian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimmauk View Post
    Why the fuck would he be Asian?
    There was a big thing about whitewashing despite the comics having a white guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokitoki View Post
    There was a big thing about whitewashing despite the comics having a white guy.
    Comics have a white guy because early 70s Marvel said "We should do a Bruce Lee character, but make him white." No exaggeration. They watched Enter the Dragon and made Iron Fist to copy it.

    I like Iron Fist as a character(that Brubaker/Fraction/Aja run was amazing), but people need to learn the history a bit.

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    I watched the first episode and goddamn the choreography of these fights so far is so bad. Why the fuck does he do a frontflip in front of a guy that's on the ground and 4 feet away from him and doesn't even hit him....

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    I'm 3 episodes in and enjoying it. Fuck the haters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaslo View Post
    I'm 3 episodes in and enjoying it. Fuck the haters.
    9 in, also enjoying it, though I can see where people are coming from on both the fight scenes and the pacing, though I don't think the pacing is all that bad. It's certainly not your typical "superhero show" pacing, but everything being shown is interesting enough.

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    I haven't started yet, but it's disappointing to hear if the fight scenes are really that bad. One of the primary reasons I was looking forward to this was DD caliber fight scenes. I mean it's a series about a guy with magic Kung fu.

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    4 in and it's boring as shit imo. The only decent characters are Hogarth and Colleen Wing. Everyone else is fucking Toyota Camry level basic.

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    its a kung fu show in name only, the fight scenes are super generic and uninteresting

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazzyphizzle View Post
    its a kung fu show in name only, the fight scenes are super generic and uninteresting
    Thankfully if they do decide to go more seasons, this is fixable with the right people.

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    having the guy that created lumberjack dexter be the showrunner on this show is just a bad look

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    Definitely gets better as you go on, but I stick by my earlier statement that the show just feels like it's 3 episodes behind where it should be.

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    Also like Luke Cage it pulls a lot of "Surprise here's the real big bad / Villains offing each other" stuff which hurts the build-up to the final fight with a big bad having any gravitas. Daredevil S1 and Jessica Jones played it straight with one villain and was rewarded for that I feel. Luke Cage and Iron Fist just get rid of Cottonmouth and Gao to reveal other threats to surprise us and instead it falls flat

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    up to 5 so far. I like it, so u guys prob hate it I guess.
    I like him better with silver than with colleen wing. Romance thing with er seems forced if there is one. Too bad he has vow of celibacy anyways.
    Fight scenes aren't super horrible, better than sandsnakes, about as good as arrow I'd say.
    How can she just walk around the streets with a gkt strapped to her back tho?
    He sure took his time convincing silver and her bro his identity tho. I would have busted out some secrets right away that only the three of them knew about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macross View Post
    Fight scenes aren't super horrible, better than sandsnakes, about as good as arrow I'd say.
    I can almost but not quite agree with this except it's missing a big point: they really should've been better for a show centered around kung fu.

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    this dude is stupid. if im him, fuck the fighting; im crushing that japanese sweet poon every episode.

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    makes more sense to be with his childhood love interest. im sure she wants him and she's single.
    he has no chemistry with sandsnake girl

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    fuck the bullshit. the childhood friend is a low-grade cunt. the sandsnake can get the almighty D

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    also, why is half the cast of Banshee in this show

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