Dive into Netflix’s “Daredevil”


Claire Bentley, Arts & Trends Editor

The Marvel character “Daredevil” finally got his own show, released on the online video streaming website Netflix on April 10.

Starring Charlie Cox as the infamous vigilante of the neighborhood Hell’s Kitchen in New York City, “Daredevil” is the first original Netflix show showcasing a superhero among an age of continuous superhero TV shows such as Gotham, Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and movies, such as “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, “Superman v. Batman” and “Captain America: Civil War.”

When not out at fighting crime, Daredevil is Matt Murdock, a lawyer who was blinded as a child, which gained him ultra heightened senses. Trained by a man only known as “Stick,” Murdock has taken the responsibility to protect those in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood from the corrupt businessman Wilson Fisk, while at the same time defending clients through the law.

Although “Daredevil” was a feature film starring Ben Affleck in 2003, this show takes on a different attitude. Fight scenes are crisp and quick, and in some cases, especially brutal. “Daredevil” may be a superhero show, but besides the few cracks at humor, it is much darker than all of the other heroes that we’ve seen.

Season 1 of “Daredevil” is readily available on Netflix to anyone with a subscription and an interest in an action-packed TV show.