“Daredevil” T.V. Show Review

I know it’s unusual for me to review a T.V. show, but I had to make an exception, as there was a lot of hype surrounding Daredevil. This critically acclaimed superhero show from a Marvel Studios and Netflix collaboration aired its episodes on April 10th, 2015, and almost instantly was renewed for a second season. After the lackluster and disappointing Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck, Marvel wanted to make sure they would never make a mistake like that ever again. And they achieved that goal with flying colors. About 20 years after losing his eyesight in a car accident, Mathew Murdock becomes an attorney at law in his adulthood. But, after confessing to his Catholic priest, Murdock becomes a masked vigilante in Hell’s Kitchen. He must contend with Wilson Fisk, an extremely wealthy and up-and-coming crime lord who wants to paint the city in his vision. We’re also presented with a wide cast of interesting and relatable characters. These include Murdock’s best friend, Foggy, their secretary, Paige, a reporter, Ben Urich, and a number of memorable villains. This show is unlike anything Marvel has ever done before. This is a dark, gritty, mature, and realistic superhero story I have been waiting for. It may not be fair to compare the show to the films, but it’s set in the same universe and the show makes several subtle references to the Avengers, so I’ll just run with it. Since this a Netflix show, I’m obviously going to binge-watch Daredevil;that is until I have to turn the T.V. off. No God forbid, you’d get up off you’re butt and leave the couch. And with that in mind, I would recommend watching a few episodes at a time as it can be a lot to handle. Without spoiling too much, at one point early in the season, Kingpin is able to decapitate a man with a freaking car door. And what I find fascinating is that, just like Game of Thrones, despite a pretty large cast, there’s not a single dull performance from any of the actors. And there’s never a throw-away character.(Bring it on Foggy Haters) Each and every person is presented as and developed into flawed, interesting characters worth investing in. There will be a few moments where you’ll despise the main villain, and then others that you want him to succeed. In fact, there were a handful of moments when I was frustrated with the writers’ decision on certain characters’ fates. Spanning 13 episodes and each one lasting me at least 50 minutes, I fell love with every moment. I’m so pumped for the second season, even if that means I have to wait for nearly a year for it to come.

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