Ever since the deal was first announced four years ago, Marvel and Netflix's superhero output has been building to the climactic events of The Defenders, the crossover crown jewel. But it turns out that the long-awaited team-up of NYC's mightiest (and hardest drinking) heroes will end up being the least-seen of all the shows.
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The Defenders is at its very best when it lets go of whatever designs it had on being a serious prestige drama and embraces the fact that it's a pulpy cape procedural about a bunch of toughs taking on a supernatural crime syndicate. The Defenders knows that it's a comic book show and it's stronger for it.
The Defenders debuts on Netflix this week, bringing together four different characters and TV shows into one giant super mega crossover. For anyone who needs a reminder of what the heck these characters have been doing, or maybe skipped Iron Fist for relatively obvious reasons, here's a video crash course.
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