This is not for the faint hearted. It is dark, violent and totally worth hiding behind your fingers. The number one reason is Charlie Cox. Not just because he is charming and handsome but mainly because of his intense and brilliant grasp of the character Matt Murdoch/Daredevil. But lets get back to that in a minute.
For those of you not already a Daredevil know it all let me fill you in. Daredevil, another brilliant Stan lee creation, is a series written by Frank Miller(creator and director of Sin City) that follows the story of attorney Matt Murdoch(Charlie Cox, another Brit fulfilling the role of an epic Superhero). Murdoch was ‘blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses'(I believe Netflix put it best). Murdoch born and raised in hell’s Kitchen, New York believes his allegiance is to the city and fights crime day and night with and without the Law on his side. The Robin to this Batman is played by a familiar face Elden Henson. Now I racked my brains to work out where I recognised his face from. So to save you the time(and revealing my age) it is Mighty Ducks. The original, and best, Mighty Ducks starring Emilio Estevez. The other recognisable face is Deborah Ann Woll, star of the HBO series True Blood. With this trio one expects not to be disappointed.
Now one can’t go without mentioning the ever present Fisk. Raymond Fisk, played by Vincent D’Onofrio, possibly the most recognisable of them all(The Break Up, Law & Order, CSI, and the main one, Full Metal Jacket) also born and raised in New York is of the same mind set that Hell’s Kitchen is his home to protect and serve, more often than not without the Law on his side. As you can tell it brings Murdoch/Daredevil and Fisk together but not in a working relationship.
The series is not predictable unlike many comic stories. Well it is to a point but there are many a twist and turn that keep you wanting more. I finished the series in 4 days. Impatient and eager to know more about the character of DareDevil and Fisk alike. Why they are the way they are and what is moving them even further down their paths.
One of the weird if saddistic delights is the fact that Daredevil recieves quite a bit of the battering that he delivers unto others. Making him a lot more human and connectable than his weirdly undettered calm facade portrays. Murdoch and Daredevil seem to be emotional untouchable. Fearless almost to the level of recklessness. The choice to make him physically punishable saves the character and series from feeling totally unreachable. It is because of choices like this and the depth revealed in Fisk’s character that make this series one for even the most critical eye. Obviously I say that and since I have seen many a bitter review but hey if you could please everyone then there would be no need to for any ass kicking.
Now I was going to go on about Charlie Cox, who not only dazzles on screen but also humbly charms you when the cameras are off but instead I am just going to say watch the show. If you Dare-devil that is!