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Iron Fist is not a bad show and is not the first failure of Marvel and Netflix's joint venture. It's just that Iron Fist is the first project where the lead's casting hasn't been a universally praised slam dunk.
The sad thing, and perhaps the hopeful thing, about the dawdling featurelessness of the early episodes is that you can see a better show struggling to get out..Until we see the full season, we won't know whether the show manages to focus its chi.
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.