TV Review – Dardevil (Netflix)

Starring:  Charlie Cox, Debroah Ann Woll, Elden Hansen and Vincent D’Onofrio

As a child Matt Murdock was blinded by a chemical spill in a freak accident. Instead of limiting him it gave him superhuman senses that enabled him to see the world in a unique and powerful way. Now he uses these powers to deliver justice, not only as a lawyer in his own law firm, but also as vigilante at night, stalking the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil, the man without fear.


If you watch Gotham, Arrow or the Flash, you are likely to love Daredevil.  BE WARNED:  Daredevil should NOT be viewed by children.  My almost 10 year old son loves the Flash, but I won’t let him anywhere near Daredevil.

This is the story of Matt Murdock, blinded as a youth in an accident, which also gave him superhuman senses.  Matt is a lawyer, owning his own firm with his best friend Foggy Nelson.  Early on, there is a scandal and Matt, acting as Daredevil, saves a woman named Karen from death.  Karen comes to work for Matt and Foggy, and helps them with their cases.

The story takes place in Hell’s Kitchen, an area in New York.  This show is VERY violent, and graphically so.  There are some amazing fight scenes throughout the first season.  We come to find out that the person behind all the crime and corruption in Hell’s Kitchen is Wilson Fisk, a wealthy man who stays out of the spotlight.   Fisk is very violent and short tempered, and we learn why in the later episodes.  D’Onofrio is FANTASTIC as Wilson Fisk.  He may very well earn an Emmy nomination for his performance.

This show is great.  The episodes are almost a full hour in length, but it’s dark – and not just the content.  Alot of the scenes are filmed at night, and it’s not really optimal for viewing on a phone or small device.  There are great characters and great storylines during this first season, and I’m super excited for the next season.  The acting is great as well.

Highly recommend.


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