The Big Screen Hooligans Invade the Small Screen
We meet Matt Murdock (played by Charlie Cox) a blind attorney, born and bred in Hell’s Kitchen, as he is in the process of setting up a legal firm with his friend “Foggy” Nelson in their boyhood neighbourhood. Matt, the son of a boxer who wasn’t born blind, who at the age of 10 was exposed to toxic chemicals when he saved an elderly man from certain death causing the toxic liquid to spill into his eyes. Through the series we learn how Matt can do all the things he does, with plenty of “Easter Eggs” for the Marvel fans out there.
Due to the Avengers clashes with Loki and the Chitauri, New York (especially Hell’s Kitchen) is under major reconstruction and crime is at an all-time high. Matt see this as his opportunity to step up to the plate to make a difference as a masked vigilantly.
“The Nomad Shad” – In an age of the supers, how does the man without fear fit in? Is their place for blind justice? Daredevil is a great departure from the tradition “Supers” formula, exposing the corrupt and brutal underbelly of NYC. It really is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise over-saturated supers market. If Daredevil is any indication to go by, then we’re in for a treat with the rest of the Defenders releasing in the near future. 8/10
“The Chairman” – Daredevil is really starting to show that the days of the episodic television series are a thing of the past, with the Netflix format gathering pace with the high standard of directing, writing and acting unlike Agents of Shield. The seamless tie-ins to the MCU and the ability to binge watch means that will have an established audience who can view the show at their own leisure. My favourite character in the show is Wesley (played by Toby Leonard Moore), he is just so cool and unpredictable. Once you see the show you will forget that awful Ben Affleck movie. 8.5/10
“IT” – As an individual of high standard and thoroughly over-critical, I cannot find one problem with Daredevil and cannot stop raving about the greatness of the series. Charlie Cox can take responsibility for this psychosis as he, without a doubt, fully embodies the brooding and isolated blind lawyer, Matt Murdock. The series is incredible to the core and gives other comic-book series a fast run for their money. It has believable amount of darkness, tragedy and violence with amazing fighting scenes. I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription, is more Daredevil!! #CharmingCox 10/10