Watch Daredevil Season 2 (Review) @Daredevil #Daredevil #marvel

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Wow. Gangsters. Ninjas. The Punisher. Elektra. The Hand. (That’s not a spoiler unless you’e read the comics soyou know who I mean but haven’t seen the trailers son’t see any of that coming. But if you’re one of the few comic boo fans that didn’t know The Punisher was about to make an appearance you wouldn’t be reading a review before you watch it.)

For a Marvel comics nerd Daredevil Season 2 was a dream come true, not just because  of all the features mentioned above but because it is beautifully written, extremely well cast and acted and the tone is dark and believable.

Yes, I have a bias because I love Marvel comics. But the critics praised the first season regardless of bias, the actors and writers and excellent. So if yo like crime dramas, yol like it, if you like martial arts you’ll like it, if you like legal firm dramas (LA Law, Ally McBeal) you’ll like it. If you like all of the above and superheroes you’ll love it.

Personally is up there with the animated series, the last Air-Bender and as one of my favourite TV shows ever.

Spoiler alert below.

So the first half of the Season focuses on Frank Castle aka The Punisher. He his a brutal vigilante, ex military and willing to kill with military hardware. John Bernthal is an incredible Punisher, and credit to the writers who make him just as hard as he is in the comics but with alot more depth and emotion than we see in the comics usually. He is less caricature with more nuances and subtleties. The second half focuses on Elektra, a female assassin and love interest. It also focuses on a cult of ninjas called The Hand. And the last few episodes ties it all together. The martial arts choreography is amog the best I’ve seen (not quite up there with Ip Man or The Raid, but equal to your averag kung fu movie and better than any other series I’ve ever seen.)

And it’s dark. Boy us it dark. I’m actually quite squeamish and I would ordinarily not be able to handle these scenes, I can handle cinematic gore but not pain and torture, I had to look away from two (very brief) scenes of torture (I stopped watching Game of Thrones after watching a a small girl burn, that is not entertainment for me) but the story, the acting and the action made it all worth it.

The story and the action has me eager for the follow up series in the same universe Luke Cage and Iron Fist. And whether the next step is the team-up series The Defenders or Daredevil Season 3 I’m up for seeing more of Daredevil in whatever capacity Netflix and Marvel are willing to bring him to us.

{I know, this blog is usually emotional poetry and critiques o rap culture but I’m a nerd and I had to express myself after binging. Watch Daredevil is what I’m trying to say. I’m also mbracing my inner geek more and more so expect more of these nerdy reviews. Bless.}