As far as I’m concerned Netflix has knocked it out of the park this year. As you know they employ we’ll-do-as-we-damn-well-please model. And it’s working.
House of Cards. Orange Is The New Black. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Have you seen the trailer for Grace and Frankie? So watching that.
Just watched the first couple of episodes over the weekend and it was – OMG what is this? WHAT IS THIS? It’s good. Really, really good. F*cking awesome to be honest.
I shared this a million times already, but it bares repeating – I learned to read by reading comics. However. At the time and where I was at we had no access to Marvel stuff. Or DC stuff for that matter. So you know, I’m not really a rabid fan of either? I’m sure this would upset the die hard fanboys and fanladies, but I love Marvel movies and I love Batman. Let the pearl clutching commence. It’s probably a blasphemy of some sort, but meh, sue me.
I know there are other superhero shows around (The Flash, Arrow, Agents of SHIELD – sorry can’t be bothered with the punctuation), but I never got into any of them.
Daredevil however is f*cking awesome.
Daredevil is created by Drew Goddard. Whose writing credits include Buffy, Lost and Alias. And who directed Cabin in the Woods. And was mentored by Joss Whedon. Which explains a lot. Daredevil is about Matt Murdock (played by Charlie Cox) who is a lawyer by day and a crime fighting vigilante by night.
The series chronicles Daredevil’s early crime fighting days. Which is obvious by his costume. Poor bugger. It’s some sort of a black top and black trousers combo? And the mask? Sweet baby Jesus. It’s not even a proper mask. You kinda feel bad for the dude. Like Batman could borrow him some of his shit, you know? And before you shout at me – it’s freaking black, I ask you who will know?
The action scenes are so well done. Remember those super awesome super slow motion scenes from Matrix? The I-know-kung-fu one? And Sherlock deduction scenes? It’s as if they smooshed the two together for Daredevil? You know that the guy is blind and that he is using his other senses to win a fight. I explained that one so eloquently, right? (facepalm)
Well trust me, it’s good. And whoever came up with the concept should get an award. Serious awesomeness.
Also it’s quite dark? Both literally and figuratively?
Anyway Daredevil? Awesome sauce. Try not to gobble it down in one sitting.