One of the most clever things about this show were how they integrated Daredevil into the MCU. After the events of Avengers, New York was partially destroyed and the rebuilding efforts must have made some people very rich. Something that later graphic novels I’ve read had addressed was “what happens when the superheroes leave?”. Usually this is addressed in a somewhat passive sense with a regular human seeing it. But what if one of those people becomes a hero himself. How would the rich react to this?
When watching this show, one might say that they are trying to emulate Batman’s dark and gritty style but I argue that Daredevil has always been that, or at least tried to. The show makes Hell’s Kitchen look down right gross as times but also very vibrant. The fight scenes are something to be absolutely admired, especially episode 2’s hallway fight scene. According to an interview with IGN, the fight team put it together in “Just a few days”. Normally something like this takes weeks to coordinate.
Not only do we get to see Wilson Fisk’s past but we also get flash backs for so much more. The show isn’t filmed in a traditional “origin story” format. Throughout the series, we get spontaneous flashbacks that correlate to what's happening in the present. The reason I love this format of storytelling is it allows the audience to become familiar with our hero without having to wait for him to kick ass. I love Ironman, Spiderman, Captain America, Hulk, but if I have to sit through one more origin story where the first 40 minutes are build up, I’m going to lose it.
Overall the show is phenomenal, from storytelling to action scenes. The visceral nature of what is shown and how it’s shown made me incredibly happy. Marvel is starting to understand that telling the story that needs to be told is far more important than pandering to an audience. One more point of adoration, the title sequence was brilliant as it perfectly depicts the ideas featured in the show from Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk’s respective perspectives. I cannot recommend this show enough, if you enjoy Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, please don’t hesitate and watch this show. I give Daredevil Season 1 a 9.5 outta 10.
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