Thwip! Watch is all about what goes on our screens, namely TV. Whether CW or Fox or NBC or what-have-you, you can be sure that we here at Thwip! have been watching it. Today we are going to talk about Marvel’s Iron Fist.
This episode spends its time trying to give Danny some emotional depth and setting up for the finale (still).
So the big thing is that Marvel needs to let go of the thirteen episode format. Either that or radically re-think things because Iron Fist shows that it doesn’t work. All of the story points that were revealed during this episode seem kind of half-hearted, especially with Gao being put on the back-burner for now. What they should have done (if you want to keep the thirteen episode format) is doing proper two-three episode story arcs that build on each other, instead of the long game, ’cause it always feels that they are stalling for time to cover the entire hour long episode (also, this show could have been better with 40 minute episodes rather than hour long ones).
Anyways, enough backseat directing.
So for the past nine episodes had Danny being some wide-eyed naive kid, and now he seems to be growing up and actually thinking things through, a welcome change
The saddest thing for me in this episode was the setup for the fights were fantastic, especially when Davos comes into the picture – but the cinematography and actual movements themselves were just so half-heartedly done, all flailing, too slow, too much pausing, no real showcasing – what did they spend their money on in this series?
(Also, shout out to Sacha Dhawan, miss his days on Outsourced [also nice to see a brown guy in the…or any show really])
Again this episode is more promises and not enough delivery, much like most of the season has been.