Marvel’s Iron Fist Drinking Game

Kick off your sandals, grab the nearest bottle of plum wine, cue up Netflix, and get ready to drink.

Take a Drink When

  • Danny Rand drops a nugget of pop-eastern philosophy.
  • Danny’s actions contradict his words or his stated pop philosophy.
  • Danny acts in a socially inappropriate manner.
    • Drink double when reactions to Danny’s inappropriate behavior are exceptionally mild relative to the level of his offense.
  • Danny Rand asserts authority from a place of ignorance on any topic, like business or adult relationships.
    • Drink double for mansplaining, whitesplaining, etc.
  • Child abuse is portrayed or explained away as a growth experience, not trauma.
  • Every time you become annoyed at Danny’s inconsistent and unexplored PTSD.
  • You sympathize with the people who have to deal with Danny Rand.
    • Drink double when you sympathize with his current antagonist.
  • You have no sympathy for rich people problems.
  • Supporting characters are way more interesting than the “hero.”
  • The elements of a given scene — dialog, action, visuals, and music — clash unappealingly.
  • The pacing slows to the point that you realize you’ve forgotten what you’re watching.
  • Arrow did it better.
  • Colleen Wing is underused or forced into fulfilling a cliched trope to further Danny’s story arc.
  • Finn Jones chews the scenery, or rapid cuts substitute for his ability to fight.

Finish Your Drink When

  • It first occurs to you that Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick should have been cast for each other’s roles.
  • Every time you realize a plot point has been dropped with no resolution. (e.g. why did Danny return to New York?)
  • The fact that the showrunner wrote for Dexter and Six Feet Under makes you cry.
  • You have to pause watching to rant about it, either online or in real life.

About Michael Coorlim

Michael Coorlim is an author and producer for the Chicago film production company Burning Brigid.

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