I finally finished watching Marvel's Daredevil series on Netflix It was fantastic. I know I'm late. Most people probably binge-watched it as soon as it came out. I wanted to do that, but the Hubby and I decided to make it our Walking Dead replacement, and have been watching it together every Sunday night. I could have secretly watched the whole thing ages ago, but I'm a good wife.
I love Charlie Cox, who was the handsome Tristan in Stardust. Matt Murdock is totally the opposite. Matt feels like someone you might know, someone who grew up in darkness, but came out wanting to be a lawyer and trying to change the world. When he explains why he first puts on the black mask, it was so believable, so truthful, it was difficult not to imagine someone actually doing this. I really appreciated the evolution of his suit too. He didn't come out on day one wearing red leather; he had a basic outfit that changed into something more, when he realized he would need something more. The horns are a little pointier than I expected them to be, but I like the suit, something that helps define his image while also offering him protection.
I can also see why having Daredevil on Netflix is more appealing than having it on a network. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Agent Carter are great for ABC, but Daredevil could only be what it is as a Netflix series. It was bloody, there were bad words, I saw bone co,me out of an arm! A head got smashed by a door! The shooting style, the cuts and bruises, the grit, it was amazing.
There were so many tense moments, so many times I had to hold my Hubby's hand because I knew something bad was going to happen. The last two episodes had me almost in tears, I could barely hold it together at that funeral. The characters were more than people in cartoon costumes, they were real people with motivations, reasons for the dark and light in their lives. They had reasons and histories. Fisk and Vanessa, Foggy and Karen, were people that had bad things happen to them, but they also made their choices. Also, I loved Claire. I wish we could see more of her, but maybe she will be showing up in Luke Cage. I can't wait for Jessica Jones (though coming soon to TV date night, The Strain.) If the rest of Marvel's Netflix series are like Daredevil, they are going to be amazing.
There's so much in this series to connect to, Ben, his wife, what happens to Wesley, Josie, Marcy, wanting to rebuild after "the incident", wanting to make the neighbourhood you grew up in a better place, giving back. I could talk about how wonderful the show was aesthetically. I could talk about the plot, the twists. Daredevil's place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and where we might see him in the future. I appreciate though, that if you have never seen another Marvel film or show, you can watch the Daredevil series and enjoy it. It alludes to the greater MCU, but it doesn't really effect the show. You don't ever see Captain America or Iron Man. Daredevil is given a chance to exist on its own and create its own mark. Daredevil is for anyone who likes a good action series.