DAREDEVIL

"Justice Will Come"

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What You Need To Know:

Marvel’s DAREDEVIL is the first of five series being released exclusively on Netflix. Taking place in the same world as THE AVENGERS and MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., DAREDEVIL takes a dark look at a fictional version of New York City’s neighborhood Hell’s Kitchen. It follows Matt Murdock and Foggy, two young guys who want to make a difference through their new law office. Matt, who’s blind, uses his skills to fight crime at night as a masked vigilante. The very beginning of DAREDEVIL sets up the moral conundrum that Murdock faces. He has deep convictions, largely due to his Catholicism, which is why he feels he must do something to save Hell’s Kitchen. The characters are very likable in DAREDEVIL, the stunts are remarkable, and the camerawork is unique, with many shots that require exquisite choreography. The visual tone is that of a Hollywood film noir movie, which adds to the moral complexities the series tackles. That said, DAREDEVIL is violent, in excessive manners in certain scenes. Because of this and some foul language, strong or extreme caution is advised.

Episodes:

NumberDateTitleQualityContent
104/10/2015Into the Ring-2
204/10/2015Cut Man-2
304/10/2015Rabbit in a Snowstorm-2
404/10/2015In the Blood-3
504/10/2015World on Fire-2
604/10/2015Condemned-2
704/10/2015Stick-2
804/10/2015Shadow in the Glass-2
904/10/2015Speak of the Devil-1
1004/10/2015Nelson v. Murdock-2
1104/10/2015The Path Of The Righteous-2
1204/10/2015The Ones We Leave Behind-2
1304/10/2015Daredevil-1

More Detail:

Marvel’s DAREDEVIL is the first of five Marvel series being released exclusively on Netflix. Taking place in the same world as THE AVENGERS and MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., DAREDEVIL takes a dark look at New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen, a neighborhood riddled with crime and poverty. It’s worth noting right off the bat that this is not the Marvel programming appropriate for the whole family. The violence is gruesome throughout, and the morals, while strong, are sometimes more ambiguous. The series begins with Matt Murdock in a confessional. He tells the priest he was raised to always get back up when knocked down, and he doesn’t confess, but rather asks for forgiveness for what he’s about to do. Matt Murdock, though he’s blind, puts on a black mask at night to stop criminals. In the first episode, Matt also begins his new law practice with his good friend Foggy. They take on their first client, Karen, who was found standing over a dead body in her apartment. When they look into the case, they start to see that something much bigger is going on in Hell’s Kitchen. The very beginning of DAREDEVIL sets up the moral conundrum that Murdock faces. He has deep convictions, largely due to his Catholicism, which is why he feels he must do something to save Hell’s Kitchen, but this sometimes leads to questionable decisions. For example, near the beginning, the masked Murdock saves some women from being sold into slavery, but he doesn’t stop at that. He also beats the men responsible to a pulp in utter rage. Cosmic justice is black and white in this series, but what Murdock does on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen at night sometimes lingers in the grey. The characters are very likable in DAREDEVIL, especially Karen and Foggy. At times, though, viewers may forget Murdock is even blind because he’s so independent and capable of nearly everything. The stunts are remarkable, and the camerawork is unique, with many shots that require exquisite choreography. The visual tone is that of an old film noir movie, which adds to the moral complexities the series tackles. That said, Daredevil is no anti-hero. He has convictions and values, and while those may be stretched and blurred at times, he always tries to do the right thing. Because the violence goes overboard at times and there’s some foul language, strong or extreme caution is advised.

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