“It’s not the mask. It’s not the skills. It’s your ideology.”
Superhero shows… Even if they’re not your thing, there’s plenty of reasons to enjoy Marvel’s Daredevil. Simply stated, the first of Netflix’s Defenders series is an action-packed, stylish show that has completely changed the game for Marvel television.
Netflix’s Daredevil is a gritty take on the comics about a man who can “see so much”… despite being blind. Yes, the hammy, straight-to-Tumblr writing style associated with Marvel is still a bit of a problem, but it’s not as bothersome when combined with actors like Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) and directors that are not squeamish at the sight of blood. The greatest thing about the show is that it’s not just dark for the sake of being dark; it’s grounded in realism and takes the time to explore its characters, turning them into something more than two-dimensional archetypes.
If the first episode of Netflix’s first Marvel show doesn’t draw you in, a spectacular long-take fight sequence in the second episode almost certainly will. And that’s still two episodes that don’t feature Vincent D’onofrio‘s chilling performance as the all-mighty “Kingpin”, Wilson Fisk. Unlike Jessica Jones‘ mind-controlling Kilgrave, Fisk is not the only great villain Daredevil has to offer in its first, 13-episode season. What the two bad guys do have in common is the superpower to glue your eyes to the screen – no matter the size – whenever they’re around. With gifts like that, a superhero show doesn’t need a suit.