Binging on 'Daredevil'

Marvel's Netflix Series Is As Brutal As It Is Compelling

by Richard Giraldi

13 April 2015

It's hard to imagine that Daredevil exists in the same universe as the Avengers, but the series successfully delves into street-level violence not yet explored in Marvel's big screen efforts.
 
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Daredevil

Cast: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Vincent D'Onofrio

(Netflix)
US: 10 Apr 2015

Last Friday, Marvel Entertainment released Daredevil, their first of four Netflix-exclusive series. Like other Netflix-exclusive releases, all 13 episodes of Daredevil were released at the same time, which means it was ripe for binge-watching. As someone who is an avid comic book fan, and a proponent of any live-action comic book adaptation, I really wanted to immerse myself in Daredevil once it was released. So, like many Americans this weekend, I binge-watched all 13 episodes of Daredevil in basically one sitting (I took a few breaks in between episodes). During my marathon viewing session, I live-tweeted my spontaneous reactions and unprocessed thoughts on the show. What follows is the Storification of my tweets that, when compiled, work as a real time review of Daredevil.
  
A couple of notes before the tweets: First, although I am a big comic book fan, I am not a Daredevil expert. In fact, I’m more of a DC comics guy, but I do enjoy a lot of Marvel, specifically X-Men and Captain America. But I am very familiar with the character. Maybe more importantly, I have loved Marvel’s connected cinematic universe. Additionally, to prepare myself for the show, I read Frank Miller’s The Man Without Fear, which influenced much of the series, and Born Again. I also used other live-action comic book shows or films as points of comparison. Finally, I have already begun to re-watch the whole series and will say most of my knee-jerk opinions presented below remain valid.


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