Review: Daredevil

Review: Daredevil

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I am an unashamed comic geek. Have been on and off (more on than off ... and off only due to lack of funds) since I was 7. When I heard that Marvel and Netflix were teaming up to bring some heroes to life, I was guardedly optimistic. To be honest, I had high expectations. As I watched Daredevil, my expectations were ... exceeded. I have more than a passing familiarity with the main characters involved. I collected Daredevil comics back in the day. What Marvel and Netflix did was make me care about these characters again. They made them real. They made them complex. Most of all they made me want more ... more than 13 episodes. This is exactly the kind of super hero show I've always wanted. This is what I wanted shows like  Smallville, Arrow, Gotham, Flash and Agents of SHEILD to be but can't because of network restrictions.

The first season of Daredevil tells one complete, but complex story. The creators took their time to develop characters and to develop the plot. They didn't rely on the action to tell the story but only to enhance that story. Each episode made me anxious for the next, and by the end of the last episode I was left expectantly exhausted. They revealed just enough of the main characters that made you want to know more.

You can't have a "super hero" show without action and fighting. In Daredevil, not only  did you get it, but it was intense. You also can't have a good "comic book" show with a few shocking plot twists. Even as a comic geek, I have to admit, I didn't see all of them coming.

In the end, as a fan, I was left somewhat satisfied. Satisfied that I finally got what I'd been looking for in a comic book show; and "somewhat" in that the itch hasn't been fully scratched and I want more. The show was good and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes great story telling and can stomach the action. Check it out, it's well worth 13 hours of your time.

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