3 Reasons To Watch "Iron Fist"

3 Reasons To Watch "Iron Fist"

Everybody was kung fu fighting (on Netflix).

For those comic-book inclined TV buffs, the news about Marvel's latest Netflix series, Iron Fist, premiering on March 17 and starring Finn Jones as the title role, is enough to get fists pumping (get it?). The show focuses on the journey of one Danny Rand in a manner that is radically different from other Marvel shows, and it is definitely worth watching. But don't take my word for it, True Believers; here are 3 reasons to blast "Kung Fu Fighting" and get ready for Marvel's Iron Fist on Netflix:

1. The show takes place in the
mystical birthplace of kung fu: K'un-Lun


Without explaining any origin stories and thus ruining half of the series (for the non-comic book initiated), K'un-Lun rests in the mountainous region of Tibet within the People's Republic of China. The city and its inhabitants hail from a different dimension that appears on Earth every so often. One of those appearances happened to coincide with Danny Rand's presence in the mountain range. How he got there and why will be explored in the show (so stay tuned).

2. The show paves the way for more colorful characters to join Marvel's heroic fray

Besides being inherently awesome, Marvel Netflix has handled the expanded universe quite well for the few series it has running; Daredevil introduced Madame Gao, a drug trader in Hell's Kitchen whose own origins tie in directly to Iron Fist. She even mentions returning to K'un-Lun in an episode of Daredevil (albeit vaguely and devoid of context).

A more exciting possibility, however, is the introduction of the Immortal Weapons to the show (shown above). K'un-Lun is one of Seven Cities of Heaven which all harbor their own champion; Iron Fist, for example, is K'un-Lun's champion. Each decade, the Seven Cities of Heaven hold a tournament of champions, and the winner's city gets to appear on the Earthly dimension. This plot may be too extensive for season one, but either way, the connection is there and surely one that Marvel will exploit.

3. Danny Rand will join with his Marvel Netflix predecessors in "The Defenders"

Speaking of different characters, this particular aspect of Iron Fist is confirmed and set to premiere this year. Marvel's latest Netflix titles, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage have all been show to have connections to one another. Iron Fist is the linchpin in this quartet, and his connection to another dimension opens up (pun intended) several possibilities for expansion and development. It'll be like a small-screen version of Avengers but with more swearing and less spandex.

There you have it, plenty of reasons to get pumped for Marvel's latest Netflix series. Prepare to focus your chi into binging this display of mystical kung fu goodness.

Cover Image Credit: IGN

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To The Boy Who Will Love Me Next

If you can't understand these few things, leave before things get too involved

To the boy that will love me next, I need you to know and understand things about me and my past. The things I have been though not only have shaped the person I’ve become, but also sometimes controls my life. In the past I’ve been used, abused, and taken for granted, and I want something real this time. The guys before you were just boys; they didn’t know how to treat me until it was too late. They didn’t understand how to love me, until I broke my own heart. Before you truly decide to love me I want you to understand these things.

When I tell you something, please listen.

I’m my own person, I want to be loved a certain way. If I ask you to come over and watch movies with me please do it, if I ask for you to leave me alone for a few hours because it’s a girl’s night please do it. I don’t just say things to hear my own voice, I say things to you because it’s important to my life and the way I want to be loved. I’m not a needy person when it comes to being loved and cared for, but I do ask for you to do the small things that I am say.

Forgive my past.

My past is not a pretty brick road, it is a highway that has a bunch of potholes and cracks in it. I have a lot of baggage, and most of it you won’t understand. But don’t let my past decided whether you want to love me or not. My past has helped form who I am today, but it does not define who I am. My past experiences might try and make an appearance every once in a while, but I will not go back to that person I once was, I will not return to all that hurt I once went though. When I say those things, I’m telling the complete and honest truth. I relive my past every day, somethings haunt me and somethings are good reminds. But for you to love me, I need you to accept my past, present and future.

I’m just another bro to the other guys.

I have always hung out with boys, I don’t fit in with the girl groups. I have 10 close girlfriends, but the majority of my friends are guy, but don’t let this scare you. If I wanted to be with one of my guy friends I would already be with him, and if you haven’t noticed I don’t want them because I’m with you. I will not lose my friendships with all my guy friends to be able to stay with you. I will not cut off ties because you don’t like my guy friends. I have lost too many buddies because of my ex-boyfriends and I promised myself I wouldn’t do that again. If you don’t like how many guy friends I have you can leave now. Don’t bother trying to date me if you can accept the fact I’m just another bro.

I might be a badass, but I actually have a big heart.

To a lot of people I come off to be a very crazy and wild girl. I will agree I can be crazy and wild, but I’m more than that. I’m independent, caring, responsible, understanding, forgiving, and so such more type of woman. Many people think that I’m a badass because I don’t take any negatively from anyone. Just like we learned when we were younger, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.” Most people can’t do that in today’s world, so I stick up for myself and my friends. I don’t care what anyone thinks about me, or their option on how I live my life. The only thing I care about is being able to make myself happy. Even though I’m an independent woman, understand that I do have a big heart. Honesty when I truly care for someone I will do just about anything they ask, but don’t take advantage of this. Once you take advantage of this part of me, all respect will be lost for you.

I’m hard to love.

Sometimes I want to be cuddle and get attention, and sometimes I don’t want you to talk to me for a couple hours. Sometimes I want you to take me out for a nice meal, but sometimes I want a home cooked meal. Every day is different for me, sometimes I change my mind every hour. My mood swings are terrible on certain days, and on those days you should probably just ignore me. I’m not easy to love, so you’ll either be willing to find a way to love me, or you’ll walk out like so many others have.

I’m scared.

I’m scared to love someone again. I’ve been hurt, heartbroken, and beat to the ground in my past relationships. I want to believe you are different, I want to hope things will truly work out, but every relationship has always ended up the same way. I’m scared to trust someone, put my whole heart into them, just to be left and heartbroken again. I sick and tired of putting my whole body and soul into someone for them to just leave when it is convenient for them. If you want to love me, understand it won’t be easy for me to love you back.

When “I’m done.”

When I say “I’m done” I honestly don’t mean that I’m done. When I say that it means I need and want you to fight for me, show me why you want to be with me. I need you to prove that I’m worth it and there’s no one else but me. If I was truly done, I would just walk away, and not come back. So if I ever tell you, “I’m done,” tell me all the reasons why I’m truly not done.

For the boy who will love me next, the work is cut out for you, you just have to be willing to do it. I’m not like other girls, I am my own person, and I will need to be treated as such. For the boy that will love me next, don’t bother with me unless you really want to be with me. I don’t have time to waste on you if you aren’t going to try and make something out of us. To the boy who will love me next, the last thing I would like to say is good luck, I have faith in you.

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