The Back-up Avengers
The Avengers have their hands full fighting super villains and aliens that want to destroy Earth. So they can't worry about the smaller but still scary organizations that threaten cities like New York. That's why we have other heroes in particular Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and the Iron Fist. That's right the Defenders are there to pick up the slack the Avengers don't have time for.
As you may know August 18th brought the release of the Defenders on Netflix. Netflix has spend the last 3 years building up the Defenders. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist saw the first season in their installments and Daredevil managed to get two seasons in. In my opinion the only one that was meh was Iron Fists but I still enjoyed it.
Daredevil battled a secret organization in season two called the hand. They are a powerful organization that operates in the shadows. We learn in Iron Fist that Danny's purpose is to defeat the hand. Well that all lead to the Hand in Defenders. Now Iron Fists has gifted friends to take down the leaders of the Hand called the Fingers.
The Defenders is only 8 episodes and it saddens me because so far it has been so good. Especially since its been over year since Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage in action it is almost like a new season for those three but not. They all have a tie into this threat and although they started dysfunctional but are forming into a good team.
So if you haven't watched it I encourage you because although short it has been great so far!