I watched the entire season of Daredevil in two days. I was one of those nerds who waited all night until it popped up on Netflix on Friday. I saw the first episode at 3 in the morning and then I went back to sleep, but when I woke up I had the show stuck on my mind. Being a comic book fan, I loved the series from the very beginning.
One of the things that left me in awe of the series are the fight scenes. The fight scenes are pretty surreal, along with actually factoring in a human element. An average fight for an average person will last at most 2 minutes, so to see Daredevil grow tired, start breathing heavy, and become injured was a great aspect. It showed a human element in a superhero, something we don't see too often. In fact, here's the fight scene that proves it. Don't worry, if you haven't seen it, it doesn't spoil anything. It should give you more reasons to watch the series.
Some would say that the series started off with a slow pace in the beginning and I can see it, but it doesn't bother me because you know it's all part of a larger story. Plus, it picks up the pace in the middle of the series.
Every actor in this show did a phenomenal job, but their was one actor's performance that gravitated towards me. I'm talking about Vincent D'Onofrio performance as Wilson Fisk. D'Onofrio was able to show us a man battling his own inner demons. He said himself, "Wilson Fisk is both a child and a monster." When he's in the scene all eyes on him, because he was probably the most intriguing character to watch.
I saw this series with a couple of friends so I could get the show from a different perspective. My good friend Arqui is pretty knowledgeable when it comes to the characters, so he knows his stuff (but he isn't a crazy fanatic) and I couldn't agree more with what he said:
"I liked the different perspective and the dual narrative of the show. Because Murdock is so isolated seeing a character, even if it's his enemy, have a romantic relationship and care for his mother throws you off because it's unexpected. The show really put a broken mirror against Fisk and Murdock because they both used fear, violence, and coercion to get their way and it's an important concept because is doing what Daredevil did really justified? Would we want something like that in the real world? As a narrative I think it played out really well... I liked the show , the worst part I would say is that it was somewhat predictable with the dialogue, but there's only so much that can be said when your put in the situation that the protagonists were in... The cinematography was great, same goes for the story and they left a lot open for Season 2 so I can't wait. I rate this 7.5-8.5."
What my friend Arqui said, is what I would've said. It's kinda hard to top off what he said, but I'll be brief. The cast were magnificent, as each character played an integral role in the story. We see them progress throughout each episode, making them become more interesting. What's so great about Daredevil is that he's one of us. He's not a super soldier, or an assassin, or a billionaire. Murdock is a normal lawyer who's just trying to do what's right. They beautifully ground this series in reality making us believe that everything that is happening in the series could happen. I really can't say anything else as my friend said it best. On a final note, if they do make a season 2, I believe it will focus heavily on The Hand, Elektra, and Bullseye. I give this series a 9 out of 10. I'm a comic book nerd, what did you expect?