It has been a few days since the second season of Marvel's "Daredevil" was released on Netlix and I spent my entire weekend binge-watching the explosive thirteen episodes.
The first season had some magic to it, a blind superhero that used his other heightend senses to fight crime. It sounds a little unbelievable, but the editing would slow down the fight scenes for its audience and show us how Daredevil, played by Charlie Cox, could hear and sense just about anything. It was different, bold and had some of the best action sequences that I've ever seen in a television show.
Season two began by remembering Wilson Fisk, the main antagonist of season one played by Vincent D'Onofrio. While he is now sitting in a prison cell and the corruption of Hell's Kitchen has now diminished, there is still a lot of crime throughout the city. One man, who the police code named: The Punisher, brilliantly played by Jon Bernthal, decides that he'll take it upon himself to stop the crime by brutally killing anyone involved. While he has the same ideas as Daredevil in a vigilante sense, he takes it a step further and that is why Daredevil feels the need to stop him.
It's the most interesting part of the season, watching as Daredevil goes up against another vigilante who is willing to kill the bad guys. The chemistry between the two characters is a blast to watch, the fight scenes reveal some great hand-to-hand combat, but then the conversations they share give some pretty solid arguments and allow us to see different viewpoints when it comes to acting as a city's vigilante.
Throughout the season the city becomes a dangerous place, with an army of ninjas killing anyone who has the courage to stand in their way to power. Obviously Daredevil won't let anyone take his city from him, so he goes against the cult of ninjas. Interestingly, as ninjas, they have mastered the art of hiding which includes not making a sound when they move and slowing down their heartbeat to the point that Daredevil can't hear it. This adds to a level of excitement watching Daredevil go up against an enemy that may be too much for him to handle alone.
Furthermore, Daredevil's alter ego, Matt Murdock, is having trouble living within both his vigilante world and his day-to-day life. It's a phase that every superhero goes through and with that it was predictable. It has to happen because there is no way a vigilante would be able to handle both their day life and their night life. They need to choose one over the other and I get that, but it's so hard watching conflict betwen Matt's best friend Foggy, played by Elden Henson, and Matt. I love the two of them together so to see them fight actually breaks me heart. On the otherhand, while I hated to watch it happen it does prove just how well the show has been crafted and the fact that I'm that emotionally invested is honestly a great thing.
Season two introduced plenty of great characters and also included the incredible cast from season one. Showrunner Drew Goddard made the storyline more ambitious when compared season one, which worked in a lot of ways. A new enemy that Daredevil challenged was on a scale much larger than his own, which gave season one a run for its money. Although even with that powerful adversary, it seemed that a lot of the magic that was in season one didn't find its way into season two.
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