TV Club: Iron Fist flies over the cuckoo’s nest in a lackluster second episode

There’s a meta moment in “Shadow Hawk Takes Flight” where Harold Meachum sits in front of footage of Danny Rand being interviewed by a psychiatrist. Frustrated, he speaks to the TV: “Ask him where he’s been the past 15 years. Ask him why he’s suddenly come back now.” Harold, I know exactly how you feel. Though Iron Fist‘s second episode is a One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest-esque exploration of Danny’s psyche, by the end of it, I’m not sure we know much more about our titular hero than we did at the start. And with so much of Iron Fist‘s world still a mystery, that leaves little for viewers to latch onto in the early days of this series. There’s a fine line between purposefully paced and too slow. So far Iron Fist isn’t treading that line as …

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