As I have mentioned before, I was a long-time comic collector and I currently enjoy superhero movies. When I heard about the Daredevil TV series, I was somewhat interested. I was always more of a DC guy rather than Marvel, and even the little bit of Marvel that I was into did not include Daredevil. Still, I thought the Ben Affleck Daredevil of some time back was a decent movie, especially in the context of the other superhero movies of that time.
I can say now that the Daredevil series is the best superhero TV series that I have seen.
There is so much that I enjoy about it. The stories are thoughtful, the actors are talented, the action is impressive. One of the things that I like is that it seems fairly realistic, considering it is about a blind superhero. Most people are not knocked out after one punch, Daredevil has to hit them five or six times to get past them. When the characters make a decision, there are lasting emotional consequences. It takes the Daredevil time to recover from each fight.
The main villain, Wilson Fisk, is well developed. He is not just another one dimensional bald bad guy. A lot of work is down to flesh out his background and to make the audience both respect him and fear him.
I also like the role of faith in the show. Matt Murdock (the Daredevil) is a devout Catholic. This both pushes him to protect the innocent and makes him feel guilty for the steps he takes to make that happen. I appreciate the fact that the priest is not the wimpy caricature that is often found on TV shows. There are some definitely interesting faith conversations taking place.
If you are looking for a good show to watch, I recommend Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix.