When Danny Rand was 10-years old, he survived a mysterious plane crash that claimed the lives of his extremely wealthy parents. Rescued by warrior monks, Danny grew up in the of city of K’un-Lun, where he endured harsh conditions, but also trained to be a fierce warrior. Years later, Danny returns home to New York, where he wants to reconnect with his past and take his rightful place at his family’s company, which is being run by his father’s former business partner. Danny hopes to restore his family legacy by defeating the people who threaten it.
An over privileged white boy, missing for fifteen years, suddenly shows back up and is shocked no one believes him. While this is the latest in a series of Marvel’s Defenders, shown on Netflix, it’s really not very good. Daredevil was more dramatic, Jessica Jones handled loss better, and Luke Cage was actually, you know, ethnically accurate.
They had a chance with this one, to play up the white savior/male privilege tropes and turn them on their ears. Instead, they appear to be perpetually confused why no one likes the white guys. A bit blind I feel.