TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil is Netflix’s latest hit


In Marvel’s Daredevil, blind lawyer Matt Murdock is determined to clean up his neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen as the superhero Daredevil.

Angelo Marmol

Action in every corner, losing loved ones,  and getting close to death on many occasions. If you’re a fan of any of these things, then you’re going to love Marvel’s Daredevil.

The show is a part of a multi-production deal between Marvel and Netflix, with shows for Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist all coming. These characters will then come together in The Defenders, a street level version of The Avengers.

The show follows Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) and his best friend Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson). Nelson and Murdock have are lawyers and have their own firm, one that is new to the business and strapped for cash.

One of their first clients is Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) Page was being charged for murder. She was sad and scared of being arrested because she adamantly states that she  didn’t kill the person she was being charged for killing.

Murdock and Nelson protect her in court and she is found not guilty. From there, she becomes the secretary for Nelson and Murdock and a major player in the show.

While all of this is happening, the main antagonists of the show are revealed. There are three major gangs battling for control of the city, all run by one mysterious leader. The three gangs are: The Chinese, The Japanese and The Russians.

The leader, as is discovered in the show’s second episode, is Wilson Fisk ( Vincent D’Onofrio). Fisk is often very calm and business like, but he has a dark side to him.

The Russians are the first to encounter Murdock, who they simply call the Man in the Black Mask. It is by saving three young women from being sold into the Russians human trafficking business that he starts down the path to becoming Daredevil.

If you don’t know anything about Daredevil, then you will learn a lot from watching this show. You will learn how Daredevil became blind, what type of powers he has and why he’s doing what he’s doing. You will get attached to the characters, get emotional and genuinely worried about what Murdock, Nelson and Page  have to go through.

If you are a comic book fan, you will get all of that plus the deeper connection of knowing where somethings might be going and a few easter eggs (including a hard to spot Stan Lee cameo). No matter how much you know about Daredevil, this show will be your next favorite binge.

Daredevil’s first season was released on April 10, with all 13 episodes currently streaming on Netflix.