Thursday, 24 March 2016

Daredevil's 2nd Season

A week or so ago Netflix released the second season in the new smash hit series Daredevil. Daredevil focuses on the corrupt city notoriously dubbed as "Hell's Kitchen", where lawyer Matthew Murdock adorns himself in red devil-outfit at night to administer justice.

Unlike other featured Marvel films like Arrow and The Flash, Daredevil packs a bigger punch (pun intended) with its more dark and mature themes and graphic violence. From people getting tortured with an electric drill to getting there faces smashed in car doors, the show is not for the faint of heart. Personally, I enjoy this aspect of the show; when anything goes, shows are much more entertaining to watch.

Charlie Cox does a superb job playing the lead role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil. In the newest season the kingpin is no longer the main focus. A new character emerges in the form of Jon Bernthal as The Punisher, another Marvel hero with a dark past. In contrast with Daredevil, The Punisher (alias Frank Castle) prefers killing his enemies as opposed to sending them to jail. He and Daredevil face off on more than one instance for this reason, although it is apparent at least to me that they have an unmentioned mutual respect for each other.

If you enjoy graphic stylized action violence, good story line, and mature themes, then I encourage you to watch the show, which is available on Netflix. Start with the first season though!

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