STARRING: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Rosario Dawson, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Vincent D'Onofrio, Toby Leonard Moore, Ayelet Zurer, Scott Glenn and Dominick Lombardozzi
THE STORY: Just real breif without giving away too much, Matt Murdock was blinded as a boy which fans of the charatcer should know. His Dad was a boxer who did something that didn't end well for him, which sent Matt to foster care. He met his partner Foggy Nelson while growing up and they started their own law firm, Being blind has taught Matt how to control and highten his senses, hears hearing is insane, which I know that the Ben Affleck movie went into. At night Matt dresses up in a suit and uses his skills to fight crime which leads him on a crash course with Wilson Fisk
MY THOUGHTS: I honestly thought the cast was great! Charlie Cox was great as Matt Murdock/Daredevil ... I've only before this seen him in season three of 'Boardwalk Empire', so I was slightly familiar, a no-brainer that he is an upgrade from Ben Affleck right? He pulled of the character as good as any other Marvel hero so far and I really hope to see him show up in movies too, I heard all of The Defenders/Netflix heroes will be in 'Avengers: Infinity War' so we'll see. Not to mention that line he walks and internal struggle with what he's doing and how far he'll go to clean up Hell's Kitchen. He had to take his lumps too, it's not like everytime Murdock went out it was wam bam successful mission. Debroah Ann Woll was really good as Karen Page, who starts off being represented by Nelson & Murdock but sees her role expand, I haven't seen 'True Blood' so this is my first experience with her, but I'd like too see how her character grows next season. Elden Henson I've been familiar with ever since The Mighty Ducks movies and he was in The Butterfly Effect and the most recent Hunger Games movie too. He was more or less the comic relief, and his character did get slightly feminine toward the end of the season, not a complaint, and I think he was also an improvement over Jon Favreau in the 2003 movie. Rosario Dawson was great but I would say slightly under used. Daredevile may have died a few times if it weren't for her character. Vondie Curtis-Hall also killed it as Ben Urich. Ok Vincent D'Onofrio ... people say there haven't been good/memorable Marvel villians (Loki, Red Skull, The Winter Soldier, Ronan the Accuser ... but who am I right?) He's up there as one of the best. Wilson Fisk is a monster .... nobody who watches this show is gonna forget him. He has this ideology that he can make Hell's Kitchen 'a better place' but of course he goes about it the wrong way, he does what ever he feels he must do to get what he wants, and they also go into his back story which kind of makes you feel sorry for him a bit. D'Onofrio plays the character with sort of a repressed sophistication, but when he snaps whoever is caught in his sights is gonna feel it. I thought John Goodman would have been perfect as The Kingpin, but he wouldn't have been able to pull it off physically the way D'Onofrio did He's got a man server/assistant boy who's a character I liked but I wanted to see it have a fight scene or two. They also touched on The Stick (who was the inspiration for Splinter in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) who was an asshole, but it showed us how Murdock initatied his training and all the Frank Miller inspiration including he uniform he uses throughout is all cool to see. They put a Batman Beginsish version of Daredevil on screen and all of it worked
Speaking of the fight scenes, man they were great, For real, some of the best fight scenes I've seen in forever. They were bloody and brutal, violence throughout the season. This is completely different from anything Marvel has done before, I can't wait to see what they do with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, then of course they're team up series The Defenders, before they show up in Infinity War ... I still have a far off hope that we see Daredevil show up in Civil War next year, doubt it though ... If they do kind of a 'Phase 2' of Netflix heroes, I would love to see Blade, Ghost Rider and The Punisher get Netflix shows, because they would thrive in this bloody, violent, smaller atmosphere that Marvel has started here, But I would also love to see Vincent D'Onofrio return as Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin in the rebooted Spider-Man series. As far as Daredevil: Season 2, as far as villians the only other one I know of is Bullseye, so I wonder if they'll use him or intriduce Electra or what?
MY RATING: After all that ... in my opinion ... Daredevil: Season 1 is Dope As Fuck! When first announced the sound of the Netflix heroes being 'Street Level Heroes' sounded weak to me, but if this is the tone every series is gonna have I can't wait to see what's next
What did you guys think of Daredevil: Season 1, what do you guys want to see in season 2?