Daredevil for the Win
Lets be real here…. Who wasn’t excited out of their minds for this series??? I know I was, and after binge watching it through once, here are my thoughts.
For those who don’t know, Daredevil is my favorite superhero. So naturally, when I heard the news that Disney got the rights for Daredevil, I was losing my mind, because the news made it apparent that we were actually getting a good Daredevil adaptation (sorry Ben Affleck). But after watching the full series, 13 episodes in all, I didn’t realize that we were getting a GREAT Daredevil adaptation.
This series is a must watch. After watching the first episode, I was automatically hooked. Obviously I was going to stick around and watch the whole series anyway because he is my favorite, but even if you are not a Daredevil fan, or you are a fan but don’t know much about his story, then this show will make you like the man without fear even more.
The season starts with Matt Murdock (Daredevil) and Foggy Nelson starting their own Law practice. Murdock hasn’t necessarily established the Daredevil figure, but it doesn’t take long into the first episode to make that happen. Now if you are not yet hooked after the first episode (and if you’re not, who do you think you are?!), the second one will surely do the trick. One note on the second episode, the final fight scene was shot ONCE. That is how crazy good this show is.
Now I am not going to go through the whole series in this review, because I really don’t want to spoil anything, but there is one thing I must right about. The villain in the show is non-other than the Kingpin. Vincent D’Onofrio was the PERFECT choice for this role. He brilliantly performed the best villain in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) since Loki, and I almost like him better than Loki. Besides D’Onofrio, every character is played exactly how they should be portrayed.
One final note. This series is definitely not as friendly and family focused as the rest of the MCU. I would not let my own children watch this until they are later middle school, early high school. This series, being on Netflix, was able to take liberties in how they portray a MCU character. First and foremost, it works for Daredevil. Daredevil is supposed to be gritty, because that is his character. But secondly, I am glad that it was on Netflix. Don’t get me wrong, I love the MCU! But, the man without fear gives us a break from that and gives us a grid iron series.
Now some episodes were better than others, but overall I give Daredevil a perfect 5 out of 5! And by the way, it just got renewed for season 2, due in 2016.