Set a few months after the events of the second season of Daredevil, and a month after the events of Iron Fist, the vigilantes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up in New York City to fight a common enemy: The Hand.
When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.
Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.
In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis.
Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
After discovering their parents are super-villains in disguise, a group of teenagers band together to run away from their homes in order to atone for their parents' actions and to discover the secrets of their origins.
"Marvel's The Defenders" follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal - to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.
The budding friendship between Luke Cage and Danny Rand is a reference to the Heroes for Hire, a small business started by the two in the comics. Both actors have stated their desire to make a Heroes for Hire series. See more »
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The opening credits are a sequence of cityscapes of New York, with colored silhouettes of the Defenders (Daredevil in red, Jessica Jones in blue/purple, Luke Cage in yellow/orange and Iron Fist in green), following themes from previous shows. See more »
Oh boy....I was so looking forward to this and, unfortunately was disappointed.
'The Hand' are the most boring group of Super Villains ever, nothing about them seems intimidating. And the 'Black Sky'? Yawnnnnn...
Sigourney Weaver and Rosario Dawson; both wonderful actresses, are completely wasted in this.
The plot was dull, something could have been done with an earthquake- like event but like everything else was a huge letdown.
The actors do the best they can with mediocre material but two characters are just plain annoying: Danny Rand and Misty. Every time either of those two come on screen I want to fast forward; they're both in constant serious/panic mode but neither actor's performance made me care about them.
And the 'Iron Fist'? Worst. Superpower. Ever.
Jessica Jones rolled her eyes throughout the entire 8 episodes and I have to say I agree with her.
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