While the first season is undoubtedly better than the second, Daredevil for me still remains the only ‘good’ Marvel/Netflix series.
Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, sadly, descended quickly into poorly executed, SJW-infected messes. Iron Fist could have righted the ship but sub-par martial arts, a whiny protagonist, and an extensive focus on side characters that brought absolutely nothing of interest to the proceedings doomed it. Colleen Wing’s backside was the show’s only saving grace.
The introduction of the Punisher in Daredevil season 2 was a brutal, ferocious success, with Jon Bernthal interlacing the long-beloved character with his quirky mannerisms that lent Frank Castle a real-world authenticity. This achievement was completely wasted with a shoddy Punisher series debut that employed tired ‘guvment is evil’ tropes and while being permeated with inane virtue-signaling.
I won’t lie and say that my hopes for Daredevil retaining its quality…and integrity, are high…but we can always hope.
“Darkness only responds to darkness.”
Staring off pretty dark, I suspect by the end of the season…assuming it’s not complete trash, he changes his viewpoint to a more optimistic and familiar one. One of the most endearing qualities about Matt Murdock is his unwillingness to give up. Back when I read comic books he had an inextinguishable light inside of him that could overcome any darkness. A devil with a heart of gold.
Daredevil season 3 shows up on Netflix sometime…soon?