Daredevil (Netflix)

Dan Jones

Free Omar!
Supporter
Joined
Nov 14, 2014
Messages
2,860
Location
Here, Now
Anyone watching (or watched) the new(ish) Daredevil series on Netflix? I'm three episodes in, and happen to think it's pretty bloody good.

Much better than that pile of skag Ben Affleck associated himself with.

It seems to owe much of its feel to the Jason Bourne movies, and also has a touch of Park Chan Wook thrown in for good measure, with some hugely impressive tracking and long shots, and choreography. It seems to be a much more grown-up vision of a Marvel setting, moreso than the slightly cartoony feel that the movies (necessarily) retain. Looks like once again Netflix shows what can be done with creative flexibility.

Charlie Cox makes for an interesting MC, though I think we could do without the constant flashbacks - unless they have some greater relevance I don't yet see.

Plus it has Debroah Ann Woll in it. Mmm. Deborah Ann Woll. She's my favourite.
 

Juliana

Juliana Spink Mills. "No capes!"
Supporter
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Messages
4,790
Location
Connecticut, USA
I really enjoyed it. I like Charlie Cox; in fact, I think all the cast did a great job. Season 2 is next year, and in the meantime Netflix has Jessica Jones in November, I think, which will eventually tie in with Daredevil.
 

Vladd67

Stake Holder
Joined
Jun 10, 2007
Messages
3,298
The fight with the Russian mobsters in the hallway was a wonderful piece of action.
 

Droflet

I don't teach chickens how to dance.
Joined
Apr 15, 2010
Messages
2,967
Location
Australia
I've seen the entire first season. I think this is one of the best new shows around. Up there with Gotham. Looking forward to season 2.
 

LittleStar

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2011
Messages
802
Yeah, very much enjoyed season one. I loved the antihero feel it has, I think that's how really good super hero stuff shoud be, modern super hero stuff at least.
 

Dan Jones

Free Omar!
Supporter
Joined
Nov 14, 2014
Messages
2,860
Location
Here, Now
Apparently it is set in the same Marvel Universe at the films but does have that far darker feel so far. I prefer it, and can't see how they'll align the two when the inevitable tangling of storylines happens. My guess is that they'll default back to the vibrant cartoony world of the films, but I can't help but wonder if, say, Iron Man had been done with this sort of feel.

Or would that seem like Marvel were encroaching a little into DC-type territory? :eek:
 

Anushka Mokosh

Matryona Marzanna
Joined
Aug 31, 2012
Messages
2,964
I watched it. And it was okay, I guess. I had trouble getting into it for some reason. It just didn't engage me in ways MCU usually does. I loved Agent Carter from the start and Agents of SHIELD kinda grew on me by the second half of Season 1, but Daredevil only engaged me sporadically. While I can't specify any tangible, significant flaw of Daredevil and it actually seems like a pretty good show when I look at it some a more objective stand point, I didn't really enjoy it. It has moments where it really had me hooked, but then something would happen and I'd just drift away and wouldn't get hooked until half the episode passed. Maybe I should re-watch it at another time and reassess it.
 

ctg

weaver of the unseen
Joined
Aug 21, 2007
Messages
7,738

The old guilt. Oh man, catholic priests really know how to press buttons.

Another thing, since Stick and Elektra will be in the series, will either one of them bring the Hand into the Hell Kitchen?
 

Droflet

I don't teach chickens how to dance.
Joined
Apr 15, 2010
Messages
2,967
Location
Australia
I envy you Juliana. You only get to see a great show for the first time once. That's not as deranged as it sounds. (I hope). :cool:
 

ctg

weaver of the unseen
Joined
Aug 21, 2007
Messages
7,738
Marvel and Netflix bosses has seen the second season and they've sanctified Netflix to make Punisher out from it. I'm intrigued to find out how good Jon Bernthal is in the title role. Too bad there's no word about Elektra.
 

Vladd67

Stake Holder
Joined
Jun 10, 2007
Messages
3,298
Does this mean Frank Castle will be constantly rubbing his head?
 

ctg

weaver of the unseen
Joined
Aug 21, 2007
Messages
7,738

Cat's Cradle

Time, now, to read...
Supporter
Joined
Mar 3, 2014
Messages
2,654
They could have gone with the vintage, yellow and red costume....that would have been intolerable!

(Who am I kidding...I would have still been crazily enthused for the coming season!:))
 

ctg

weaver of the unseen
Joined
Aug 21, 2007
Messages
7,738
Hype!


Did you notice Frank Castle wasn't wearing iconic skull emblem? Also at one point it looked like DD's armour has fixed around his nose.
 

Bugg

A Lerxst in Wonderland
Joined
Aug 7, 2011
Messages
1,441
Me too! I only recently finished watching the first season. I was surprised, actually, because generally I preferred the more unconventional approach of Jessica Jones, but I got more and more addicted to Daredevil as it went along. In the end I had to force myself not to watch it too quickly. I thought the finale was a little predictable (unsurprisingly, perhaps) and lost a little of what I had enjoyed in previous episodes, but everything leading up to it was fantastic. I especially loved Vincent D'Onofrio's performance throughout - I felt like Fisk was fighting to contain his rage in almost every scene :)
 
  • Like
Reactions: ctg
Top