Marvel’s Daredevil, Review and 5 things I liked and disliked about it

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Daredevil follows Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), an attorney by day and vigilante by night. Blinded in an accident as a child, Murdock uses his heightened senses as Daredevil, fighting crime on the streets of New York after dusk. His efforts are not welcomed by Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onforio) aka Kingpin, and others whose interests collide with those of Daredevil. Though Murdock’s day job portrays a man who believes in the criminal justice system, his alter ego suggests someone who takes the law into his own hands to protect his neighbourhood.

IMDB: 8.6
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%


The show introduces us to Matt Murdock in the opening scene where we can see him at the moment when the accident occurs. We see a kid in a helpless position where he has saved an old person from a crash with a truck carrying toxic chemicals in containers, Matt’s attempt to save the person is successful but unfortunately, that truck further collides with a car where the containers spill on the road and gets into Matt’s eyes hence where we get to see from Matt’s point of view where a scared kid loses his vision in the arms of his father. From there on as the kid grows older, his relationship and bond with his father, how he loses his father one night, how he grew up in a catholic orphanage after losing his father, how he grew and pursued becoming a lawyer, his relationship with his friends Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) and his client and colleague Karen Paige (Deborah Ann Woll), and then later with his nemesis and more people he meets throughout his journey while crime as a lawyer and as Daredevil. The story revolves around the corruption within the city of Hell’s Kitchen, New York where all these characters live.

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Marvel’s Daredevil by Netflix is the best show I have ever watched from the Marvel Comics adaptations. Yes, there is the Marvel Cinematic Universe which has built a universe where all the superheroes exist with their super abilities and some with loads of money in their bank. But Netflix takes a step to create a realistic environment and universe for their heroes where not they are vigilantes but are out there in the world to earn their daily wages and work like real humans. The casting of the show is done so well that while watching it you will never feel like a particular character could have been played better by some other actor. Whether it is the smallest details or the largest plot of the show, everything is managed so well that it is hard to pick or point out a mistake even if there is any in the entire show. Although few heroes are crossing over in the “Defender’s Universe” which makes the show even more interesting but even without them, Daredevil stands apart to be the best superhero show to exist till date. The cinematography of the show is wonderfully captured. The lenses, wide-angle shots, VFX, action sequences and its choreography, as well as the dialogues and story narration, never lack the intensity the show is built on. The hallway action sequences are the best part of the show that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the sequence and will keep you wanting for more such sequences to appear. Each season has its own standout action sequence where the director makes you feel like the sequence is hot without any cuts and redos.

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It is not easy to pick 5 things to like from such an incredibly written and directed series but here are a few that stand out for me-

The story and the narrative are beautifully depicted in every episode. It never feels like the show is losing its pace or drifting from its original storyline.

  1. The story and the narrative are beautifully depicted in every episode. It never feels like the show is losing its pace or drifting from its original storyline.
  2. Actors and wonderfully cast for their roles and it never feels like a certain actor is a misfit for what a character and the show needs.
  3. The show’s writer has written many beautiful dialogues depicting the harsh reality of people’s real lives. The show is written so well that you will hardly ever feel sympathy toward the protagonist no matter how many difficulties he faces. As a viewer, it felt like its another hurdle in the life of Murdock that he has to overcome one way or another.
  4. The action sequences this show has are a gem to watch for the viewers. The sequences are unique in their own way and something you might have not seen anywhere else.
  5. The show doesn’t shy away from being gritty or even showing the injuries Matt suffers from. There are a few sequences that are hard to watch like when Matt gets stitches on his open wounds, but it does make you feel and realize what being a hero feels like on the dark side.


And yet again I will say that it is tough to pick 5 things that I did not like about the show from such a wonderful show, not because of the reason that there were many errors but because it is almost impossible to spot the mistakes from such a well-planned and gloriously written show-

  1. The first thing I hate about the show is that it was not connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe where he could have interacted with other heroes as well. Yes, Charlie Cox’s Daredevil has made his entrance into the MCU but it is yet to be cleared if the “Defender’s Universe” is directly connected with MCU or if there will be some continuity changes.
  2. I wish we could have had a much better antagonist than ‘The Hand’ or if there was a possibility to explore more nemesis’ of Daredevil. Or even more of Bullseye in the show.
  3. As the characters and show now shifted to Disney’s Marvel Studios, I hope they don’t mess with the intensity of the show or worse, make Daredevil a light-hearted show. I pray that Marvel keeps the show stuck to its origins and we get to see more of the dark storyline in the future. 
  4. In Season 2, the show does get a bit sloppy with the storyline when Elektra (Elodie Yung) and The Hand along with Stick (Scott Glenn) enter the storyline but soon catches up by the end.
  5. For someone who does not know about the chronology of the Defender’s Universe will most probably make the mistake of skipping “The Defenders” series and will be clueless about what happened in the middle when he reaches Season 3 after watching Season 2.
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Although the show had an abrupt ending because of the legal issues “Disney’s Marvel” bought over the rights from “Netflix”. In the Comic-Con 2022, Marvel Studios executive producer ‘Kevin Fiege’ did announce that the ‘Devil of Hell’s Kitchen will be returning for a full-fledged solo series in March 2024 in “Daredevil: Born Again” with an 18 episodes season, we will have to wait to check if it carries the same intensity as the show before had on Netflix.