So the second season of Iron Fist surprised the hell out of me.
After the first sucking so bad it wouldn't have been hard to improve but I really didn't expect to enjoy it so much.
Danny Rand is still horribly miscast but they worked with it and the martial arts were such a massive improvement.
The side characters were great, please give us Daughters of the Dragon, please.
The ending was not canon, which is great but if you go digging some of it is.
I was prepared to write this one off and I never thought I would be saying I looked forward to a Season Three but look what decent writing and a new show runner can do.
I watch: So You Think You can dance, Dancing with (unknown) "Stars".
All Veterinarian shows and My Cat from Hell.
Grace and Frankie. Transparent.
Of course Big Bang. I think Young Sheldon is cute.
Faceoff, and Fashion shows. Anything to do with Tattoos.
West World. GOT.
I like Masterpiece. Any character driven show. I want to watch Grey's Anatomy.
Looking forward to The Bi Life.
I wanna see Manic
Jane Fonda in 5 acts was really good.
Maybe that's for the best then. The "suffering -> enlightenment" themes are a bit offputting for me personally.
Then there's the other problem of Thandie Newton being a poor actress who can't emote to save her life, to the point where I wonder if her face is permanently stuck on that bug eyed stare she keeps doing. The dialogue they give her is total cringe ("PLEASURE'S ALL MINE, DAHLING") and we also get waaaaaaay too many close up shots of Evan Rachel Wood's horse face.
Anyways the whole premise of robot slaves getting woke and seeking revenge on humanity bugs me the more I think about it. Blade Runner did this too. What makes anybody think that an AI-powered robot would necessarily have the same mindset and drives that a human does, like the concept of freedom vs. slavery, an understanding that freedom is desirable over slavery, revenge, etc.? It would have to be deliberately programmed that way from the beginning, because it's just a software program. It makes about as much sense as a story about Stephen King's laptop being used to write so many horror novels that it eventually achieves self-awareness with the personality of a sadistic serial killer.
It would be more interesting if the natural limitations of AI contrasted with real human consciousness and morality were central to the story, but as with Blade Runner they just went the typical Hollywood route of a story about slaves fighting for freedom, which has already been done 200 million times and is boring. If your robots are psychologically identical to bio-humans, why even bother with the robot metaphor at that point, just make another Django Unchained about real humans.