It’s good to be back…
Hey guys! How has everyone been doing? I know I haven’t been very active and I apologize for that, but I gotta a lot of reviews coming up in the coming week. And I thought to myself, “what better way to start a reviewing bonanza than with a review of Daredevil’s second season?” So here I am about to drop my bomb review for this thing.
When The first season for Daredevil was released I had meant to get a review up for it but I never did. Overall, I really really liked the show. I liked how dark it was compared to the Marvel movies and it made me very excited for the many years to come. But man, I was not prepared for this season. Some people I’ve talked to about it, said that they still think the first season was better than this new on, but I disagree wholeheartedly. Firsty, I think the plot was a whole lot better than the first season. I feel like the stakes were raised immensely. The addition of new characters created interesting story arcs and you really get the feeling that Matt Murdock is fighting a war that is bigger than just him. I’ll get more to the characters in a minute. This season sees Matt Murdock trying to balance his vigilante life while maintaining a normal life for the average eye. He struggles in this department, however, and everything seems to be falling apart. We’ve seen this before in other superhero stories, but with such an excellent cast, it feels fresh and exciting. Not to say that I was excited for Matt Murdock’s world to fall apart. I have one real complaint about the plot and that is the different story arcs between the Punisher and Elektra and how the season interchanges between those storylines. The season opens with the main storyline being the fight between Daredevil and the Punisher which was awesome. I loved the different ideologies that clash between the two and the fighting and everything. Then about halfway through the season, something happens and the storyline shifts toward Elektra and her story arc. Some people think that from there, the story line shifts between Elektra and the Punisher, but in my opinion, I think the Punisher’s story arc is underplayed once Elektra is on the scene. I don’t know why but at the end of the season, I wasn’t exactly satisfied with how the Punisher’s arc played out. I felt that it was the more interesting story arc and it was underplayed. But that really is the only complaint I had at the end of this season.
I’ll start this section by giving a nod to every cast member on this show. Everyone did a great job with their roles and I look forward to seeing them in the future. In the first season, I think I watched the show mostly for the characters. They were interesting and they felt like real people, thanks to the actors. And that carries over into this season with the continuation of great acting from old and new faces. I’m also going to give mega props to Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle AKA The Punisher. That dude was really really really good in this role. His acting was spot on and I think that’s why I was so much more invested in his story arc. Now I’m not saying that Elektra was a bad actress or that her story wasn’t interesting. I just think that Jon Bernthal stole the show this season. I’m really excited to get to see him the future actually. I think I liked his character more and his story arc more because they were very realistic. Daredevil was a show tha seemed gritty and realistic to me. I very much enjoyed that they were fighting realistic villains. It was a breath of fresh air from the regular Marvel movies that see heroes fighting against aliens and powerful beings. But in this season they have introduced all this hocus pocus magic stuff and I’m just not super on board with that. Either way this this season was excellent and I can’t wait to see the next one.
The Verdict………..4.5 out of 5
- great characters
- solid storyline
- hocus pocus stuff
- awesome fight scenes
So what did you guys think of the latest Daredevil Season? Comment below and let me know! Have a great weekend guys.
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