Marvel's Daredevil - attempt #2 - Yay! Netflix

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Postby GORDON » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:34 pm

Damn, this show is awesome!

I love how fleshed out Marvel's universe is getting. This is a good addition to it.
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Postby GORDON » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:42 pm

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Quite simply and to the point, this show is fucking awesome.

This show has been out 8 days now and has been rated by over 33,000 people on IMDB for a 9.3/10 score. It's got a 97% rating Rotten Tomatoes. To say that folks are loving it is an understatement.

It's amazing what can be done when you let the creators guide their properties and do so using established rules and canon. Hollywood should be learning a lot from Marvel, but you know they aren't.

Back to the review, the 13 episode first season is an origin story. Not just for Daredevil either. Kingpin is also introduced, and let me tell you, Vincent D'Onofrio deserves an Emmy. I say that while having some apprehension about inconsistencies in Wilson Fisk's character. Of course, this could just be because it's season 1 and...well, let's just say there's more evolution that needs to happen.

The cast is just awesome. I already mentioned D'Onofrio, but everyone is brilliantly cast and brings their A+ game. Specials nods from me for Vondie Curtis-Hall, Toby Leonard Moore, and Ayelet Zurer. All three are fantastic, and their characters are just so well done.

The show ties into the Marvel movie universe and there are nods to events from The Avengers, but nobody from any other properties drops in, which is a good thing. That's Daredevil. He's never spent a lot of time in space or fighting Dr. Doom in Latveria. He's always in Hell's Kitchen fighting the good fight and occasionally teaming up with the likes of Spider-Man, Wolverine, Elektra, The Punisher, etc.

That being said, I'm really looking forward to Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist now along with the next season of Daredevil.

Highly recommended.
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Postby GORDON » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:44 pm

And then later I said:

Second episode even better than the first.

It felt like the episode "33" from Battlestar Galactica, going off the formula in the second episode.

And the hallway fight at the end.... tres Oldboy. Did you notice it was about 5 minutes of no camera cuts for entire fight?

I am instantly a Matt Murdock fan, and I hated that Afflek movie.



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Postby Vince » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:22 pm

Don't make me come in this thread.

Umm...

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Postby Malcolm » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:45 pm

GORDON wrote:And then later I said:

Second episode even better than the first.

It felt like the episode "33" from Battlestar Galactica, going off the formula in the second episode.

And the hallway fight at the end.... tres Oldboy. Did you notice it was about 5 minutes of no camera cuts for entire fight?

I am instantly a Matt Murdock fan, and I hated that Afflek movie.



And then Vince started a big gay derail.

What's this about big, gay Al?
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Postby GORDON » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:55 pm

So hmmmm.

This show shows us subtle suggestions that Matt Murdock has some powers.... he basically must have echolocation in order to do the things he does. His shit is just beyond human ability.

And at the same time, Director Coulson of Shield.... and Hydra... are both scouring the planet for people with powers.

Wouldn't it be interesting if they found Matt.
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Postby GORDON » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:36 am

I watched ep 3 over lunch today.

I realized this show was very heavy on the characters and the story, and there's actually very little superhero shit ever going on. Ep 3 was a courtroom procedural, for the most part.
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Postby GORDON » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:15 am

I've never seen a villain like this guy.
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Postby Leisher » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:49 pm

He deserves an Emmy doesn't he? Fucking awesome performance.

Everyone here should be watching this show.
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Postby GORDON » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:37 pm

I'm only on episode 5, I am consuming it slowly and savoring it. I am excited I have like 7 more episodes to go.
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Postby GORDON » Mon May 04, 2015 11:18 am

Leisher wrote:He deserves an Emmy doesn't he? Fucking awesome performance.

Everyone here should be watching this show.

If he doesn't win an Emmy for that performance, it is a crime.

I only have the last episode to go.




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Postby Malcolm » Mon May 04, 2015 11:36 am

Kevin Smith talked about watching this series. He's a fan, which means something given his status as a former Daredevil writer.
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Postby GORDON » Mon May 04, 2015 2:35 pm

GORDON wrote:I've never seen a villain like this guy.

Just want to say this again.
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Postby GORDON » Mon May 04, 2015 4:09 pm

This season has been very much about fathers.
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Postby Leisher » Mon May 04, 2015 4:50 pm

If you haven't watched it yet, you're seriously missing out.
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Postby Vince » Mon May 04, 2015 8:59 pm

Looking forward to it being somewhere other than Netflix.

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Postby Leisher » Mon May 04, 2015 9:29 pm

You made me wonder if it would go elsewhere, and Orange is the New Black, a Netflix exclusive, is on Blu-Ray and DVD, so Daredevil should get the same treatment.
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Postby GORDON » Mon May 04, 2015 9:31 pm

Leisher wrote:You made me wonder if it would go elsewhere, and Orange is the New Black, a Netflix exclusive, is on Blu-Ray and DVD, so Daredevil should get the same treatment.

I didn't know that... if I see a DD bluray at a good price point I'll buy it just to add it to my Marvel shelf.
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Postby Leisher » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:33 am

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Postby Leisher » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:27 pm

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