Here’s my short review if you haven’t seen this yet.
Go and watch this. You seriously won’t regret it.
My long review is as follows.
I was very surprised by this TV Show in the best of ways. Usually I don’t binge watch shows and get suckered in for hours and hours. But Daredevil changed that with its strong backstories and true connections between the characters and the audience. You will be very surprised at how much you will feel for each of the characters and understand their choices, even the villains.
To start off with Daredevil is Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) who is just starting a new law firm with his best friend Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson). They have no clients and that leads to them having to bribe a police officer by the name of Sgt. Brett Mahoney (Royce Johnson). They are given their first case and their first employee, Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll). The three main characters, being Murdock, Foggy, and Karen reside in Hell’s Kitchen and then terror starts to invade the city when a man by the name of Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) comes into town with his posse, James Wesley (Toby Leonard), Leland (Bob Gunton), Gao (Wai Ching Ho), and Nobu (Peter Shinkoda). The Russians have also teamed up with them and they are fighting for the last spot in Fisk’s posse.
The plot starts with Murdock going out and trying to fight crime even though he is blind. Then starts his very elaborate and fulfilling backstory with his dad and how he lost his sight. When he lost his sight from a chemical spill, he got heightened senses and I’ll let the show describe that for you because it’s a very cool power that you need the show to help you understand. But other than these senses, he really has no powers which makes him feel very real as a character.
The main villain is Wilson Fisk, who is one of the best villains I’ve seen in a while because he’s very goofy but at the same time, you understand him. You understand because he has an entire episode with his love interest currently and his entire backstory. This show does a very amazing job at letting the characters understand their full potential. Anyways, Fisk is menacing because he is cruel but he is just so powerful without really having a superpower.
The fighting in this show is downright spectacular. If you want almost realistic and honest fighting, this is the show for you. What makes this show great is that Murdock is 100% vulnerable and beatable. His costume was almost a mood killer for me, but it actually fits his character very well. I was really thrilled with the choice when it was all said and done. This show makes you want to fight crime almost because of how easy Murdock makes it look.
There are also very underrated parts of this show like the relationship between Foggy and Murdock. I won’t spoil anything for you but their friendship seems real and it’s very refreshing. Another great part of this show are the conversations between Father Lantom (Peter McRobbie) and Murdock. They completely flesh out the reason that Murdock does what he does and why.
To sum up, this is down right amazing Comic book action that connects on a deeper level. Marvel has stepped up their game once more and it shows in this show. Do yourself a favor and watch this!