“That’s the only planet in the solar system named after a woman.”
“Good for her.”
A bit of RTD girl power. Takes on a new meaning given our (fairly) recent announcement!
I know the bit where they first discover each other across the windows is much funnier, but this always melts my heart. Their friendship is so pure and adventurous and adorable. Total Whovian brotp.
“Go on, Girl!”
Wilf’s reaction to Donna finally realizing her dream is the best thing ever. Exactly how a parent/guardian should behave towards their child: “I want you to get out there. I want you to enjoy yourself and explore the universe.” His sheer joy always makes me cry.
[A side note that Sarah Lancashire is one of my favorite actresses and totally killed it as Ms. Foster. Sorry I didn’t include any of her scenes in my top three. She’s brilliant, I’m just drawn to these moments a tad more.]
These four shows have had their time in the Fandometrics spotlight and the community around them is extremely dedicated. The excitement for the new series is nearly palpable. With all four characters on one show, The Defenders is set-up for success.
The Defenders, historically
The first series to debut was Daredevil on April 10, 2015, followed by Jessica Jones on November 20, 2015, Luke Cage on September 30, 2016, and Iron First on March 17, 2017.
With 16 appearances on our Television list, Daredevil has appeared on more lists than any other Defender, partially due to being the only series that had a second season run thus far. Jessica Jones has appeared eight times and Luke Cage twice. Iron Fist never made it onto a Fandometrics list. This could be attributed to the whitewashing controversy around the titular character’s casting. Y i k e s.
The stars have appeared on our Celebrities list a number of times as well. Charlie Cox and David Tennant are tied with each appearing four times. Though David Tennant is beloved for his time as the Tenth Doctor, most of his rankings took place in late 2015, correlating with the release of Jessica Jones.
The Defenders, currently
We parsed data and perused our lists from the last six months to bring you the hottest, freshest numbers. Though Iron Fist was the most searched (120% more search volume than the next highest Defenders show) and most posted about (9% more search volume), Jessica Jones wins for most reblogged (3% more reblog volume). Daredevil, which fell into the number two spot for searches, original posts, and reblogs, had the most likes; 4% more than Iron Fist.
For your consideration
If you want to take your time with the new episodes, there’s tons of stuff on Tumblr to sift through in between your binge-watching. May we suggest you start with:
I’m sitting on my front porch when it happens: The ground starts shaking.
I’m a small Good Omens meme farmer, enjoying life in my small Good Omens community, but I have seen life in the big fandoms. “They’re coming…”
My youngest son, a stringy chap who only knows this peaceful way of life, stops sweeping the porch and looks at me. “Who’s coming, Ma?”
I stand up and stare at the horizon, waiting for Them. “The Tennant fans, lad. The Tennant fans.”