TV Review: Daredevil Season 2


Jack Magargee

Netflix’s Daredevil returned to show us why binge watching was invented.

Let me start by saying I’m a true fan. I grinded this 12+ hour series out in about three days before spring break. I just haven’t had the opportunity to express my thoughts yet.

Do you remember Ben Affleck’s joke of a movie called Daredevil? Yeah, I’m trying to forget too. This show almost gets me there. That’s how much better it is.

If you don’t know who Daredevil is, he is a blind lawyer who happens to be a ninja and dresses up in a red devil costume to fight crime in Hell’s Kitchen.

And, if you don’t know what the show Daredevil is, it’s a show on Netflix about the hero that shows a very realistic portrayal of him that makes you think it could actually happen. And the best part is that it all connects to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Season 1 saw Matt Murdock (Daredevil) fight off Wilson Fisk (Kingpin) as he tried to secure his complete control on Hell’s Kitchen’s criminal underground.

Season 2 sees a new anti hero come on the scene. Frank Castle: the Punisher is in town and he is not kidding around. With a name like ‘the Punisher,’ he means nothing but business.

The series in general does unparalleled work with origins stories and always makes you relate to the character they highlight.

I say all this as I tip-toe around spoilers to the best of my ability.

Though its action scenes could be a tad better, Season 2 certainly proved they’re going in the right direction from the very start of Episode 1.

The complex narratives are what really drive the show. Especially in Season 2, when a character is set up for many episodes to act a certain way and see him contradict that in the best of ways makes for some compelling television.

The environment and universe surrounding the show are well established and developed further as the series moves on. Between the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and Marvel’s other Netflix series, the city of New York seems to be crawling with superheroes.

Sidenote: There have been rumors for about a year now that Daredevil and the Punisher may be making cameos in May’s Captain America: Civil War so get hype.

Daredevil is some of the best television I’ve ever seen because they take a concept that is completely unrealistic and show it in a way that really makes you question whether this is a show about comic books or a documentary on a real-life vigilante.

I give this season a 9/10 because everything was knocked out of the ballpark except the action scenes which very well may get together in the near future.

Also to end it with the first teaser to the new Luke Cage series is an outright powermove by Marvel.