TV Show Review: Daredevil


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Charlie Cox puts on the red mask to play as Matt Murdock/Daredevil. Elden Henson plays Foggy Nelson.

Not to be confused with the Daredevil film that was made back in 2003, Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix, being one of the first Netflix originals, is a complete turnaround from that awful movie. The show with a lot of good elements earns a 4/5.

Much like all the other Marvel Cinematic Universe products, Daredevil manages to be really good, and bring the comic book character some justice after the bomb of the movie. The characters are interesting, the action is good, and the “super hearing” is done really well, unlike the movie where there was “blind vision”.

There is a lot of talk about law, and the justice system in the show, and rightfully so, since the characters are lawyers after all. However, for an average viewer who either may not be into the comics as much, or know much about law, it may be hard to follow sometimes, but the show definitely does well in explaining what they are saying, and it doesn’t linger too much.

The characters are very likeable in the show and each have their own personalities. Matt Murdock/Daredevil is quiet, smart, and the observer, rightfully so. Foggy Nelson is a witty, charming, and funny character that bounces off Murdock’s quietness, and seriousness. Karen Page, their first client, also has some really nice moments as she is more of the caretaker, and moral compass of the trio. The villain Wilson Fisk can be argued as a cliche Marvel villain, with a dark past that causes him to turn evil, but I do like his “evil plan” more than a lot of Marvel villains. He doesn’t try to take over the world, he tries to build a city, and society around his image rather than with straight invasion. He makes henchmen do the dirty work while he plays politics. He is threatening, powerful, and owns many key elements that could take him down.

Season 1 of Daredevil has already ended, and the show has been renewed for a second season in March. The show so far is done really well, and odds are it will only grow in the second season, plus with Marvel’s plan to make a “Defenders” show only proves that Marvel has a set plan.