The Netflix Daredevil series premiered April 10th and I have spent most of this weekend binge watching half of it. I must say, it is impressive. And this is from a person who quickly gets bored with Marvel and DC TV adaptations about the fourth or so episode in.
Netflix's Daredevil isn't afraid to be adult. It is well written, nicely shot and very well directed.
Daredevil's creator, Drew Goddard, as a writer has had a hand in creating some of the best TV episodes and films of the last 10 years: Alias, Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, World War Z, Cabin in the Woods, and Cloverfield. He is everyone's go-to screenwriter. He has been attached to the upcoming Ridley Scott project The Martian, Steven Spielberg's Robopocalyspe, as well as The Sinister Six and Spider-Man reboot - which he is also slated to direct. Clearly the man knows how to do sci-fi, horror, and superhero movies right.
Personally, I am a big fan of the Zatoichi, the blind Samurai series. Daredevil clearly echoes this in structure. Plus, the martial arts fights are spectacular. The hero clearly takes and gives a beating in every episode. Not always winning. So the pain is real and the stakes are high. It is easy to get invested in the crusade and drama.
The Poster Posse has created a pretty impressive collection of Daredevil art tributes. A few like Arian Novier, Orlando Arocena, Doaly, Marko Manev, Rich Davies, and Salvador Anguiano have contributed multiple pieces. Obviously, this is something most of them have been waiting to happen.
This project was released in three phases over three days. All of the phases are collected here: