RELEASED 2015 EPISODES 13 RUNTIME 48 – 59 MIN LANGUAGE ENGLISH SUPERVISOR DREW GODDARD STARRING CHARLIE COX, DEBORAH ANN WOLL, ELDEN HENSON, VINCENT D’ONOFRIO, TOBY LEONARD MOORE, VONDIE CURTIS-HALL, BOB GUNTON, AYELET ZURER, ROSARIO DAWSON, PETER SHINKODA, SCOTT GLENN MUSIC JOHN PAESANO
This is the best thing Marvel Studios have ever done.
The best thing about it is that it’s not a superhero show but a crime drama. The superhero aspect is just the icing on the cake and that’s how it should be with every comic book film/TV product. If you eat icing by itself it will taste good at first but eventually make you sick. So you have to make a tasty cake first and use the icing on top to make it delicious.
The cast is great throughout and everybody feels very natural. No stupid jokes and one liners which we have gotten used to in the Marvel Studio movies.
Charlie Cox as is awesome as Matt Murdock aka Daredevil. He is the right type you wouldn’t suspect being a vigilante by night next to his profession of being a lawyer. I also want his glasses!
The best thing though is Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin. He totally steals the show. Speaking of a mob boss that has layers of character and somebody you can actually understand why he does the things he does. Also all the other mob bosses (Russians, Yakuza and Triads) are spectacular. I especially love the old Chinese lady. She is so badass!
Did I mention how brutal this show is? This a hard R (FSK 16) and that makes it so much more adult. At one point *SPOILER* somebody gets his head smashed with a car door until nothing but brain matter is left of it. Also hands are getting chopped off, people are getting shot in the head, burned to death, sliced open, etc. Amazing!
Now let’s talk about the only bad thing about the show: the Daredevil suit! No I’m not talking about the amazing self made ninja costume he wears throughout the show, but about the actual Daredevil suit he gets in the season finale. Man was I disappointed! Honestly, it looks like shit! It looks like the WWII Captain America suit with a red and black paint job. Why the F does his mask look like a motorcycle helmet?! I just hope they find a reason to redesign that thing in season 2, ugh, please!
Overall this show is awesome and has sparked my interest for the Daredevil comics (Frank Miller, oh yeah). I can’t wait for season 2. Btw. They have cast Frank Castle aka The Punisher to appear in the next season. F.U.C.K. Y.E.A.H. !