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TV Club: The Defenders kicks off with four conversations about one thing

There’s exactly one action scene in the first episode of The Defenders, and it happens in the first three minutes. Not only that, but it’s nigh-incomprehensible, having been chopped into Michael Bay-like oblivion under the eye of director S.J. Clarkson. To some degree, this is meant to throw us with jarring force into the sensory overload of this tunnel-set battle, keeping a woman’s identity secret, but mostly it just means it’s a dark and incoherent sequence.
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