Fans have taken to Twitter to defend the Marvel series Iron Fist, which received something of a critical mauling last week.
Some were so incensed, they even tweeted reviewers directly to complain about how their comparatively quite moderate three-star reviews were "stupidly wrong".
@Becki_Hawkes your review about iron fist is stupidly wrong. You clearly don't understand the character or the show and never been a fan— Mr Sheen (@sheenz86) March 18, 2017
Indeed, a common theme of the pro-Iron Fist tweets is that the critics, many of whom who complained that the superhero series was poorly paced and dull, "didn't know what they were talking about".
I've watched the 1st two episodes of #IronFist & im baffled by the critics reaction. It's excellent.— Jamie Summers (@jamiesummersbks) March 20, 2017
Finished Episode 1 of #IronFist. Am I watching a different show than the critics? Because this show is great already.— Jack Kujo (@TheBoyEntrance) March 17, 2017
#IronFist proves that you should never listen what critics have to say. Just watch and form an opinion for yourself. It's not hard.— Jack Kujo (@TheBoyEntrance) March 17, 2017
@FinnJones you're awesome. Iron fist is awesome. All the cast is awesome. Screw critics. 10 out of 10.— Mr Sheen (@sheenz86) March 17, 2017
It's worth noting, of course, that most reviewers were only given access to the first six episodes, while many fans will have watched all 13 instalments across the weekend, giving them a more comprehensive overview of the Netflix show.
Of course, not all social media reaction has been positive: a number of people, echoing the critics, have complained that Iron Fist is "boring" and "drab".
Iron Fist is close to being the worst Netflix show so far. Fight scenes are drab. Pace is generally off and the story is quite boring.— Bassaw (@beingbassaw) March 20, 2017
The "White Savior" narrative wasnt even the reason #IronFist sucked. It had the worst fight scenes and most predictable/boring plots smh— Pucci no Emilio (@Pooch_Rebel) March 19, 2017
But the rating assigned to the show on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes shows a clear disparity between the verdict of fans and critics: the series has a critical rating of just 16 per cent, but an audience score of 86 per cent.
Starring Game of Thrones actor Finn Jones as orphaned Danny Rand (Jones), Iron Fist tells the story of an heir to a business empire who has spent years living in the mystical, otherworldly city of K'un-Lun... but who has now returned to Earth.
Some of the criticism directed towards the show centred around the fact that Rand, an expert in Asian martial arts, is arguably something of a "white saviour" character, exemplifying the trope whereby a Western "chosen one" spends time in another culture, masters all its ancient rituals and magic, and usually ends up surpassing anyone born there.
Jones, however, previously argued that those putting forth this viewpoint had misunderstood the show's intent...and insisted, in retrospect correctly, that audiences would be see things differently.
“When the fans see the show they will be pleasantly surprised... I don’t think it’s as bad as people are letting on," he told The Telegraph.