Marvel’s The Defenders Season 1 Episode 8 Review: The Defenders

After watching this episode three times, and hoping that I would like it more after each watching, I am sad to say that I am let down by what could have been a promising finale to The Defenders. The plot starts to crumble throughout the episode — we are left with even more questions than…

Marvel’s The Defenders Season 1 Episode 6 Review: Ashes, Ashes

A majority of the sixth episode of The Defenders delves into the character dynamics between three central pairs: Matt and Jessica, Luke and Danny, and Alexandra and Elektra. The time spent on exploring these emerging relationships is intriguing and perfectly balanced with the dramatic moments scattered throughout “Ashes, Ashes”. After the revelation that “…the Iron…

Marvel’s The Defenders Season 1 Episode 5 Review: Take Shelter

Considering how the last episode ended, ‘Take Shelter’ begins fairly anti-climatically. We see the Five Fingers of The Hand slowly closing in on their targets while some pleasant classical music plays in the background. As they finally converge on the Chinese restaurant, we find our four heroes fighting off Elektra just as the big guns…

Marvel’s The Defenders Season 1 Episode 4 Review: Royal Dragon

Although our four heroes spend most of the episode barricaded in a Chinese restaurant, it is without a doubt the most engaging episode of The Defenders so far. Let me explain. For the first time in the series we see Matt, Jess, Danny and Luke all in one location interacting with each other. This fact…