My newest Netflix binge craze is the new season of Daredevil. Marvel Television and ABC Studios released the second season on March 18th. Daredevil tells the infamous tell of blind lawyer Matt Murdock who fights crime at night in the city of Hell’s Kitchen. 13 episodes were released for the second season of the series.
Before turning into a Netflix series, Daredevil was released as a film back in 2003. Daredevil the movie starred Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Jennifer Gardner as Elektra, Jon Favreau as Foggy Nelson, Colin Farrell as Bullseye, and Michael Clarke Duncan as Wilson Fisk. Both the film and Netflix series follow through with the same characteristics for each person in the series.
Netflix’s Daredevil cast new slew of characters including Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Jon Bernthal, and Éloide Yung. Fans will recognize Deborah Anne Woll as Jessica Hamby from HBO’s True Blood. Anyone familiar with the Mighty Ducks trilogy will recognize Eleden Henson as Fulton Reed. Before starring as Frank Castle/The Punisher for Marvel’s latest season of Daredevil, Jon Bernthal starred as Shane Walsh on The Walking Dead.
The 2nd season of Daredevil picks off after Wilson Fisk’s arrest, with the Nelson and Murdock firm enjoying their newfound fame in Hell’s Kitchen. We deal with a whole new assailant that arrives, shooting Daredevil at point blank range off a rooftop building. The Punisher is fully introduced in episode 2, taking out multiple gang members along the way. Other than The Punisher, we meet Matt Murdock’s ex-girlfriend Elektra Natchios midway through the season.
Elektra and Matt had an interesting history spanning ten years ago, where the bonded through shared observational skills and thrill-seeking adventures. The duo meets with Roscoe Sweeney, the man responsible for ordering the death of Matt Murdock’s father. Other minor characters we run from last season are Wilson Fisk and Stick.
Daredevil is an action-packed show filled with lots of violence, bloodshed, and fighting in the streets of Hell’s Kitchen. What I really enjoyed most was watching the opening sequence before each episode. It’s an incredible montage of infamous buildings in New York drenched in blood. Viewing the bloody opening sequence will clue viewers into the dark tone of the series. The dark lighting throughout the series really captures the overall tone of Daredevil. Most scenes take place at night and the widows cast a dark-yellow glow through the buildings of New York City.
I have seen some memorable fights between Daredevil and the vicious gangs of enemies. One of my favorite fight scenes was Daredevil taking out 15-20 Irish men in a span of 10 minutes on a flight of stairs. One by one Daredevil knocked out each enemy as he went down from the building.
This season was incredible to watch. An action-packed series full of vicious adversaries out for Daredevil’s blood. Anyone who enjoys Superhero series should watch the newest season of Daredevil on Netflix.