Grumpy Bird Reviews: Iron Fist s01e09: The Mistress of All Agonies

It’s all about stamina. The need to go the distance. That’s all it’s about now. Boy, that doesn’t sound like a promising starter to this review.

tumblr_ommcsxHDRM1r8iw09o1_1280Iron Fist s01e09: The Mistress of All Agonies

writer: Pat Charles

director: Jet Wilkinson

Netflix

Quick Review:

A big clap to Wai Ching Ho. Her performance as Gao was the best of the episode. The rest… Well, it consisted of moving pictures. Okay, so it wasn’t necessarily bad, but it was just so dull. Which is a form of bad. So, maybe it was bad.

Spoilers Lurk Below

Analysis:

I feel like my past few reviews have been roughly saying the same thing. That there are some good parts to this show but the Meachums are just so boring that it brings everything to a screeching halt.

Well, this episode we got more Meachums! Daddy Meachum isn’t really dead and brother Meachum is getting committed and Sister Meachum… I’m not really sure what she is doing. She has to be doing something. She’s on screen a lot. I’m not really sure. I guess she is being Neutral evil. Perhaps chaotic neutral?

But the point is, despite this added plot point and the amount of screen time they get, I just don’t care. Not at all. When the storyline sitches to the Meachums, it’s like the universe giving me a signal that I should vacuum or wash dishes.

But, hey, let’s focus on the good. Madam Gao was great. Wai Ching Ho really made every word a meal. She deserves better.

That was pretty much it for the good.

Wrap Up:

It’s bad when you finish a show and the first thing you want to do is watch another show that handles basically the same premise, but better. But once this episode was finished I wanted to put not hat episode of Angel where he tormented his crew while being kept prisoner. It was when he was Angelus. It was a really cool episode.

More Iron Fist reviews:

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8

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