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Everything you need to know about Marvel’s Netflix shows before watching ‘The Defenders’

By Laura Prudom

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Marvel and Netflix’s “street-level” heroes are finally assembling for their crossover close-up, The Defenders in the wee hours of Thursday, and we’re so ready.

Netflix has been studiously setting up each of The Defenders‘ four heroes in their own individual shows over the past two years, but you’d be forgiven for forgetting where we left off with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist since the last time they punched their way across our screens.

Heck, maybe you didn’t have time to watch the 65 episodes of backstory that have been building up to this team-up, and you just need a cheat sheet. Since we’re inherently generous folks here, we’ve put together a handy catch-up guide to refresh your memory — or give you a crash course. …

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