Marvel’s Daredevil – Season 1

After devouring the first season I must say even with some quirks Marvel’s Daredevil is surprisingly good. I haven’t read any Daredevil comics, I won’t be able to make any comparisons and won’t mention the movie, who would want to do that? But, this series is something very different!

Daredevil tells the story of Matt Murdock a blind lawyer with superhuman enhanced senses, fighting crime in a costume. Yes, I know it sounds a bit funny and simplistic but that’s what it is. The tone of the series is dark and gritty and also violent.

The characters are surprisingly layered. Charlie Cox portrays Daredevil and I think this was an excellent choice, he offers the character a lot of depth. Personally Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk the main villain is the star that shines brightly in the series. Wilson Fisk as a villain is extremely human and although you don’t approve his actions you can understand clearly what he is doing and why is he doing it. 

It was very engaging to see how complex the hero and villain are, both want to achieve the same goal, but both need to strip their emotional weight to be more effective in their work. The two felt more alike than I expected and this creates some interesting situations for both characters. 

The fighting scenes are practical and entertain, feel that Daredevil is just a normal guy in a mask trying to fight the bad guys with his own hands. I am sure you could get the same outfit on eBay! 

While the fighting scenes are in general exhilarating, during the first couple of episodes some missed punches and kicks are noticeable, but this are minors nitpicks and compensated by good storytelling.

Daredevil makes a solid argument for superheroes in the small screen.  At a time where the risk of suffering of superhero fatigue is increasing I still consider Daredevil a welcome addition to the Superhero genre. 

I leave you with the opening of the series, which is one of the best I have seen lately.

Daredevil
  • Acting
  • Cinematography
  • Writing
3.8

Summary

Daredevil makes a solid argument for superheroes in the small screen. At a time where the risk of suffering of superhero fatigue is increasing I still consider Daredevil a welcome addition to the Superhero genre.

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