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Daredevil: Episode 7 Review

In Daredevil's seventh episode, Matt's old mentor returns to New York on a mission while Karen dives deeper into the crime wave conspiracy.   Read More... //www.ign.com/articles/2015/04/10/marvels-daredevil-episode-7-review

'Daredevil' recap: 'Condemned'

Matt and Fisk talk things over after that whole 'massive bombing' thing.   Read More... //feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/-u_MFCmrNng/daredevil-season-1-episode-6

Marvel's Daredevil Review: Weclome to the Darker, Bloodier, and Awesomer Corner of the Marvel Universe

The superhero drama's stylized violence is unlike anything Marvel has ever done before.   Read More... //www.tv.com/news/marvels-daredevil-review-weclome-to-the-darker-bloodier-and-awesomer-corner-of-the-marvel-universe-142808444492/

'Daredevil' recap: 'World on Fire'

War comes to Hell's Kitchen, but it ends rather quickly.   Read More... //feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/YnGl7jXHZes/daredevil-season-1-episode-5

Daredevil Season 1 Episode 1 Review: Into the Ring

Holy Vigilante Batman! DC better take Marvel TV more seriously now. For years DC Comics has dominated the small screen with shows like Smallville, Arrow and more recently, The Flash . Marvel meanwhile, was the kingpin at the box office, yet Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. , failed to connect with audiences when it premiered in 2013. Agent Carter was a critical darling, but its low ratings make it unlikely to return for a second season. Daredevil Season 1 Episode 1 is sure to tip the scales in Marvels favor, by delivering an edgier adult drama versus just another comic book show.   Read More...   //www.tvfanatic.com/2015/04/daredevil-season-1-episode-1-review-into-the-ring/

Daredevil: Series Premiere Review

Marvel's Daredevil has arrived and we've begun reviewing all the episodes. So how was blind attorney Matt Murdock's first outing as a vigilante?   Read More... //www.ign.com/articles/2015/04/10/marvels-daredevil-into-the-ring-review

'Daredevil' recap: 'Shadows in the Glass'

Turns out that Wilson Fisk is a pretty messed up dude.   Read More... //feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/kqgClmjdWx8/daredevil-season-1-episode-8

Daredevil Review: A Head-Smashing Good Time!

Daredevil quickly established itself as a darker, more grown-up corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That said, Daredevil Season 1 Episode 3 and Daredevil Season 1 Episode 4 turned things up to eleven, with a couple of cringe-worthy WTF moments. That's right, we'll never look at a bowling ball or car door the same way again! Let's discuss some of the standout moments from these two intense installments.   Read More... //www.tvfanatic.com/2015/04/daredevil-review-a-head-smashing-good-time/

Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1 in Review

Friday, April 10th was Daredevil Day. It was the day that Netflix released all 13 episodes of its most anticipated project with Marvel to bring "the man without fear" from the comic book pages to the screen. People have been binge-watching the debut season all weekend (I watched all 13 episodes on Friday) and the responses for the most part have been good. And you know what? It is. I’d even go as far to say that this is the best superhero show out there right now. Daredevil is essentially about a young Matt Murdock who is blinded after saving an old man from getting hit by a truck carrying chemicals. These chemicals cause Matt’s blindness but also increase his other senses to superhuman levels. Fast forward to years later when Matt Murdock opens a law office as a defense attorney with his best friend, Franklin "Foggy" Nelson, while also fighting crime as a masked vigilante at night. It’s much darker than Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter , while the production value is much higher, making the show feel like a 13-hour movie. Most importantly, it’s not as episodic as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and takes advantage of the Netflix model to tell a long form story with a clear arc for all the characters involved — especially its main rivalry between Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk (AKA The Kingpin in the comics). The strengths here lie in the character moments, atmosphere and the visually stunning fight choreography. Overall, this show is fantastic and I enjoyed it a lot. Whoever is casting these Marvel properties should be given an award because he or she nailed it again. I hadn’t seen Charlie Cox in anything before Daredevil but it’s like the comic book character was plucked from the pages and put on the screen. He balances the good boy charms with this simmering rage incredibly well, so having him lead the series is one of the best decisions made. Another fantastic decision was casting Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, where the character was given so many layers so it’s safe to say that he can join Loki in the "well developed and memorable villains in the MCU" club. Of course, the great cast doesn’t stop there with Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson), Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), Vanessa (Ayelet Zurer), Ben Urich (Vondie Curtis-Hall), Wesley (Toby Leonard Moore) and so forth all contributing to the interesting dynamics and relationships going on throughout the series which it does so well. As I mentioned before, the fight choreography is definitely one of the other standouts and it looks similar to the style featured in Captain America: The Winter Soldier except that it’s performed by a hero who doesn’t come with unlimited stamina. An example of this realism to fighting is in my favourite scene at the very end of episode two (" Cut Man ") where Matt takes on the Russian mafia to save a young boy. It’s filmed in one shot and it gives us a physically exhausted Matt who’s pushing past it to get the job done. It’s the one scene you can use to explain who Matt Murdock is: determined, persistent and motivated by justice. It’s a scene I constantly return to and it’s beautifully shot. Honestly, I can go on and on about what I enjoyed about the show because it’s that good, but it did have some drawbacks on which I hope it’ll improve in the future. With the exception of Karen, I think the fabulously complex women on the show are underused. I would have liked to see way more of Claire than we actually got — and it might have lightened the very masculine cast. The same goes with minorities. What people might not know is that Ben Urich is white in the comics, so it was nice to see Vondie Curtis-Hall take on the role to diversify the cast. However it was sad to see him killed off — especially given the significance of a character like him for the future of this world. A bold move for the Marvel crew and I’ll be interested to see how that plays out. I do have an issue with the last 14 minutes of the finale , or, more specifically, when Matt is in his Daredevil suit. That fight scene and overall tone is different from the rest of the series. It feels staged, and there are kicks and flips that seem like overkill. There are quite a few zoom-in shots with the emphasis on highlighting the new additions to the suit (eg a stick that’s detachable) rather than making the fight itself the focus. It goes from Daredevil to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. which takes us out of it... but, then again, it’s only 14 minutes of a 13-hour show. (I also have to mention that I’m not at all a fan of the suit and hope that it will get a redesign in the same way that Captain America does in the films .) Overall, I loved it, and I think many others will as well. It’s set a high bar, and I’m excited to see what A.K.A. Jessica Jones does to top it.

'Daredevil' recap: 'Stick'

Matt's old master comes to town, and a bigger mystery reveals itself.   Read More... //feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/5ThQRr0pf50/daredevil-season-1-episode-7