IRON FIST (2017): Episode One Reaction, And Why I Will Continue To Watch
It's been undoubtedly a rough year for Marvel fans who've waited to see what would stick and what wouldn't from showrunner and executive producer Scott Buck's treatment of comic book property, Iron Fist. I've waited as a matter of maybe fifteen years since actor and martial artist Ray Park was slated to star in his own movie inspired by the character and for what it's worth, I'm glad I lived this long to see something come of it, even if a number of fans out in the world can't afford or simply don't have Netflix, which sucks. I understand wholly.
I'm not a huge comic book nerd. That's kind of a no-duh moment for anyone who has been reading my blog and knows likely that any info I get when I talk about comic book or manga adaptations that I, like most film and TV writers who run similar sites, can't do it without Googling and skimming Wikipedia. One thing is certain though - and I welcome your feedback if you have something to offer in this regard - and that is I'm glad that the series is doing what it is so far supposed to do, which is sticking to the source material. And that ultimately includes keeping the character White. Because he is white.
If you have something in mind you think fans should take into consideration from a cultural, ethnic, or even just a critical viewpoint for this series, let us know in the comments below. As for me, I have taxes to do today, after which I will be spending my weekend working my day job as well as on content for the site, as well as watching Iron Fist, with a few episodes of Saint Seiya in between... and peeing. Because bathroom breaks are nice.