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Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1 (2015)
Critic Consensus: With tight adherence to its source material's history, high production quality, and a no-nonsense dramatic flair, Daredevil excels as an effective superhero origin story, a gritty procedural, and an exciting action adventure.
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as Wilson Fisk
as Melvin Potter
as Foggy Nelson
as Claire Temple
as Ben Urich
as Leland Owlsley
as Matt Murdock
as Vanessa Marianna
as Karen Page
as Madame Gao
as Turk Barrett
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Charlie Cox simply owns the role of Matt Murdock... He sinks so perfectly into the role that (as much as we might love Ben Affleck) he makes us forget the 2003 film ever existed.
Yes, we can finally put visions of Ben Affleck in red in the rearview mirror as Matt Murdock has at long last been given the treatment his legions of fans have long-claimed he deserved.
Marvel's Daredevil, Netflix's latest offering, is a well-scripted, beautifully acted superhero saga that is surprisingly impressive.
D'Onofrio's performance is the one truly great thing about a generally pretty-good show.
Audience Reviews for Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1
Absolutely dreadful to watch. All round horrible: terrible dialogues, meaningless storyline and no climax at all. Gosh, please cancel it after season 2.
Daredevil is brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as an original Netflix series. Season 1 follows blind lawyer Matt Murdock as he moonlights as a masked vigilante combating the criminal gangs in Hell's Kitchen, which he traces back to a secret crime boss named Wilson Fisk; meanwhile Fisk works with his partners to control and rebuild the Hell's Kitchen district. Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio both deliver excellent performances that make their characters extraordinarily compelling. And, the writers do a good job at developing the characters and plot slowly over multiple episodes. Also, the show does some nice tie-ins with the Avenger films by addressing the effects of the Battle of New York. Incredibly well-made, Season 1 of Daredevil is an impressive and bold crime drama.
I like dark and gritty. And dark and gritty on Daredevil is definitely the way to go if you want to make a more grounded superhero series. It's a complex enough character with very cool side-kicks, plenty of gangsters and masked dudes to kick his ass very often. This isn't your typical hero. He kicks some major ass but he gets his ass served more times than you can count too. That makes us root for this guy, who's really trying to make the city he lives in a better place but where he's also one step too close to become what he's trying to fight. Then we have a character with the same motivations but doing things on a very different scale and level. I'm obviously talking about the Kingpin, which is played rather well by Vincent D'Onofrio. Instead of being a loudmouth like he's usually portrayed, in here he's just a very shy and socially awkward guy, with an immense rage inside that obviously explodes very often. A bit of a cliché but works for the most part. The main draw on the show is that the writing is not that great. There's plenty of cringy dialogue and clichéd phrases running amok to truly immerse us on this show, but it's still better than your usual stuff. Some episodes are needlessly too long and sometimes take too much time to develop. Storylines and characters show up for very few episodes (Rosario Dawson, are you even a main character as advertised?), leaving us a bit dry in the end, which is a bit worrying since we're having other super-hero shows coming up next on Netflix, that will converge alongside Daredevil into the Defenders and we still don't have a confirmation for S02 for Daredevil itself, turning all of it into a mess.
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