Sunday, March 27, 2016

What I’m Watching: Daredevil (Season Premiere)

Daredevil: Season 2, Episode 1 “Bang” (B)

It took me all the way to July last year to get through this show’s first season, which I felt took a long time to really get going, and I could barely remember any of it when I sat down to watch this premiere. I remember liking the show more by the end than I did at the beginning, and being intrigued enough to continue watching if only because I liking being up on all the Marvel shows headed for a big Netflix crossover series soon (I still have two episodes left of the far superior “Jessica Jones” that I’m eager to watch). This premiere started very strongly, reintroducing Daredevil as a hero who operates in the shadows, handling the filth of the city that the police aren’t adept enough to deal with and ensuring that the streets are safe even if they’re not brightly lit. With Wilson Fisk out of the picture, we got a formidable new enemy in this hour in the form of whoever took out an entire room of vengeful potential villains and the intense soldier who marched through the hospital determined to take out his target. I can’t imagine they’ll match Fisk, though he was also overplayed a bit by the always dedicated and intense Vincent D’Onofrio. I like seeing both Foggy and Karen take initiative to push the envelope and dig deep as their firm is going under financially, and while it will be an uphill battle, I trust that the crafty Matt, who seems to be in a good mood lately despite having so many messes to clean up, will come up with a creative solution sooner rather than later. As soon as I’m all caught up with my regularly airing shows, I’ll continue watching this one each week as I usually do with Netflix shows.

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