DareDevil - The Netflix Series

So DareDevil came out last Friday, and pretty much everyone I know binge watched it. Everyone on every other geek site binge watched it, all like that. Frankly I don't care for, nor have the time all at once, to binge a 24 episode season. I like taking my time with a series, enjoying each episode, going away, thinking on it, then coming back. So I've ended up only at Episode 6 so far.

I tend to get pulled away at good parts at times as well.

The thing to understand about this series is that it takes place within Marvel's Greater Cinematic Universe, but does not depend on it. Unlike Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D. which was a direct child of the movies, DareDevil could happily exist without any contact having been had with The Avengers. Frankly that makes it a strong series in my opinion so far. It's on Netflix as well, which allows for more leeway with content you wouldn't have at 8pm Central Time on ABC.

This is in fact the “Origin” story of DareDevil, as Matt Murdoch evolves in the beginning, Wilson Fisk begins his rise to power, as we see New York at a level we probably wouldn't see in another Iron Man or Age of Ultron. In a way this takes things to the same level on the Non-aligned to S.H.I.E.L.D. characters that AoS did for non-Hellicarrier S.H.I.E.L.D. personnel.

I think the casting choices so far have been spot on for this series. Charlie Cox is very much a young man trying to do good. And Vincent D'Onofrio portrays Wilson Fisk memorably, building the criminal empire Matt Murdoch will fight against. I'm only six episodes in but we can see some dynamic building between the two. I'm seriously enjoying it, and if you have Netflix you should take time to watch it as well. I'm not going to go into plot or storylines here, you have to see it for yourself. What I will say is that this is worth the time to watch and see if you agree with me, or if you don't.