Netflix’s daring new show

Matt Murdock wears all black throughout most of season one, and doesn’t get his signature red daredevil outfit until the last episode. Since he’s blind, his mask covers his eyes, which helps disguise his identity.

Marvel fans should be pleased to know yet another superhero has come to life in Netflix’s newest TV series, Marvel’s Daredevil. Netflix released all thirteen episodes of the first season on April 10, 2015.

Netflix worked with Marvel to produce the first season of the show. On April 21, 2015, not  long after the show was released, the series was renewed for a second season due to come out in 2016.

The show focuses mainly on Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), who was blinded at a young age after saving a man from being run over. The crash that ensued after the rescue splashed chemicals into his eyes, which heightened his senses, but severely messed up his eyes.

Later on, at college, Matt met Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson). They were both practicing law, and when they grew up, they founded their own law firm: Nelson and Murdock Attorneys at Law. However, law isn’t the only thing Matt does, as he is a vigilante at night, and things can get very violent.

The show is not for the faint of heart; it’s rated TV-MA. Murdock uses his heightened senses to fight criminals at night, and these fights get very graphic. They don’t sugarcoat anything when it comes to injuries.

Wilson Fisk, played by Vincent D’Onofrio, is the main villain of the season, and he tends to express his anger in a very physical way. Once, because one of his allies embarrassed him on a date, Fisk beat the alli to death, even taking his head off with a car door. So, if you don’t like gore, this is not the show for you.

But aside from the blood and gore in the show, the way Murdock’s past is told is seamlessly weaved into the rest of the plot. And each detail of his past strengthens the main plot as the story goes along.

For any fan of Marvel, attractive people, lots of violence, and an excellent storyline, this is the show. As the entire first season is on Netflix, it’s a perfect candidate to binge watch as summer approaches.


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