Iron Fist's much-anticipated second season is now available to stream on Netflix. Despite the first season being panned by both critics and fans last year, there's been a surprising amount of optimism that season two might be a massive improvement over and apology for that embarrassingly rough first go-around.
Sadly that's not the reality, and while this second batch of episodes never gets close to the awfulness of season one, it's still a wildly inconsistent mess of tones, ideas, characters and throwaway storylines.
Ditching previous showrunner Scott Buck was clearly a sensible idea, as was cutting the length of the season down, but as much as season two marginally improves upon what came before, it's still miles away from being a legitimately good superhero show on the level of, say, Daredevil or Jessica Jones in particular.
Perhaps the tenacious action sequences and fun cast chemistry might be enough for some, but if you're hoping for a nuanced, intriguing narrative in the bargain, you should probably look elsewhere...