Ultimate Netflix superhero show: 'Luke Cage' or 'Iron Fist'? | The Tylt
Ultimate Netflix superhero show: 'Luke Cage' or 'Iron Fist'?
"The Defenders" is finally on Netflix—teaming up Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist after each debuted successful, individual shows. While Marvel fans are excited about the team-up series, we want you to vote on which solo character has led the best superhero show on Netflix in our bracket.
Vote, but also check out the trailer for "The Defenders" below.
When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.
Slate's Jack Hamilton argues "Luke Cage" is successfully inspired by the blaxploitation films of the ''70s. He writes:
Marvel and Netflix’s Luke Cage bears no shortage of resemblances, good and bad, to the classic Blaxploitation genre to which it so lovingly pays homage. It’s stylish, swaggering, and full of great music and charismatic performances; it’s also intermittently nonsensical, politically murky, and frustratingly inconsistent.
A young man is bestowed with incredible martial arts skills and a mystical force known as the Iron Fist.
While "Iron Fist" was mired in controversy and received mixed reviews, streamers still binged watched the crap out of the series. Variety's Daniel Holloway wrote:
“Marvel’s Iron Fist” drew some of the most scathing reviews that any Netflix series has earned. But the critical dog pile apparently did little to dampen enthusiasm for the show.The superhero drama’s March 17 premiere was the most binge-watched this year for a Netflix drama, according to data from research firm 7Park Data, which measures number of streams on subscription video services. The company found that 54.7% of “Iron Fist” streams on the premiere date were of episodes three or higher. The average hour-long show on Netflix has a binge score of 46.9%.