4 Not-So-Great Things in “The Defenders”

John E. Price
4 min readAug 22, 2017

Disclaimer: The Defenders is great. It’s an almost-perfect final act for this “Phase One” of the Marvel Netflix Universe. Oh, and SPOILERS GALORE.

I’d love to see Jessica Jones plan a party.

The side characters. This one almost isn’t a fair criticism. They all advanced the story in some way and had important scenes. But especially toward the end of the run a lot of the interactions seemed artificial. The writers literally forced them…

John E. Price

Academic and Trekkie. I talk about the politics of culture, review nerd stuff, and golf a lot. Co-host: @podmeandering, #TopFive, @folkwise13