If you’ve come to the Popzara website for Marvel’s Netflix shows, you’ll notice that I’ve been the one on top of them and loving them all despite some issues among the shows here and there. But like most fans, I’ve been waiting for these shows to combine forces and form an Avengers-like team of heroes in the latest series, Marvel’s The Defenders. I have to say that despite some so-so moments throughout, it will satisfy your superhero fix and is easily one of Netflix and Marvel’s best.
Our favorite superheroes, Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) finally come together when they learn through their own separate adventures, that a terrible evil known as The Hand has been slowly destroying New York from the shadows as they look for an ancient power deep within the Earth. After coming in contact with each other by various means and circumstances, the four heroes realize this problem is too big for any of them to take down alone, and decide to team up to put an end to The Hand for good. Of course this will be more difficult than they think, as they’ll have to set aside their egos and differences first, as well as deal with personal demons from their past, such as Elektra (Élodie Yung) returning from the dead for starters, and The Hand’s leader named Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver) who will stop at nothing to see their plans fulfilled.
To say anymore would spoil and ruin any fun you’ll get from watching the series, but if you’re like me and have enjoyed the previous shows, you’re going to love this one. I couldn’t help but smile when I saw the heroes slowly coming together until finally they were a team. While it’s always fun to see them beat the crap out of bad guys, the best battles here were against their personal struggles, such as Matt trying his best not don the Daredevil suit again despite the fact that’s who he is, and Danny still trying to make sense of his life being the Iron Fist and how to best use that power. Then there’s Sigourney Weaver who does a nice job playing more as an obstacle than a clear cut “villain” in the show, and the cool factor of the characters playing off each other really well that’s always welcomed and helps to make the eight episodes breeze by all too quickly.
Everyone who loves the Marvel/Netflix shows has already watched Marvel’s The Defenders by now I’m sure. But if you’ve been sitting on the fence about it or if you’re just looking for something awesome to binge-watch on Netflix, you’ll want to slap on your costume and leap into this show. Cool characters fighting not only bad guys but their own demons, along with many other sweet factors make this among some of the most fun you’ll have with the video service.