ByMatthew Chapman, writer at
Male. Australian. Nerd. Twitter: shuey1984
Matthew Chapman

A blind lawyer, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, fights crime as a costumed superhero.

I couldn’t think of a better place for Daredevil than Netflix.

It’s dark, it’s gritty and it’s violent; not something that would be as good if it were to air on any standard channel.

The opening credits are amazing and perhaps the best I’ve seen on any TV show. There is also no previously segments which means more time for the actual show, along with no ads, some of the episodes go for 57 minutes rather than the usual 40-45 minutes.

This is just like any other MCU project; the casting is brilliant. Charlie Cox is brilliant as Matt Murdock and Daredevil, Elden Henson as Foggy is entertaining to watch as was Toby Leonard Moore as Wesley. I found Karen (Deborah Ann Woll) to be boring and sometimes even annoying but I am very interested in seeing more of Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson). The show is full of strong characters from the main cast to the smaller guest starring roles.

The highlight of the whole series for me is Vincent D’Onofrio. I’ve known of D’Onofrio and some of his roles but never watched anything of his and he just completely kick ass as Wilson Fisk! One moment you’re seeing him as this shy, charming man talking to Vanessa (Ayelet Zurer) and the next he is violently and psychotically killing someone in some very impressive death scenes.

Wilson Fisk.
Wilson Fisk.

I loved that we didn’t see or hear anything about Fisk in episode one, his name was mentioned in episode two and it wasn’t until episode three that we finally got to see him.

There are mentions of the Battle of New York from The Avengers and little mentions of other, yet to be seen, characters in the Daredevil and Marvel universe.

One thing that was constantly on my mind; why didn’t anyone recognize that the black cloth over his head didn’t have eyeholes?


The red costume, which appears in the final episode, is practical and still looks awesome. It looks like something you would wear if you happen to be a superhero in this present time and a costume that would actually protect you in a fight rather than look good.

Whilst the 2003 Daredevil movie is probably one of the worst comic book movies, I’m still entertained when watching it but this is so much better; from the costume, to the actor, the story and the loss of those milky eye contacts.

Season Two could not come fast enough for me!


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