The first season of Marvel’s Daredevil, the newest Netflix Original Series, is finally available for your viewing pleasure.
But is it any good?
Fans of Marvel Comics and superhero movies were almost universally disappointed with by the 2003 Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck, so this new television series had an uphill battle to convince viewers to give them a shot. But from all accounts, they got the job done.
The unforgiving Rotten Tomatoes gives Daredevil an impressive 95% fresh rating.
CNN says, “Charlie Cox is perfectly cast as blind attorney Matt Murdock”.
rogerebert.com calls it a “striking, adult take on ‘Daredevil'”, and “an intelligent, well-crafted drama series that may be a little thin on actual action…but contains the nuance and character that has been missing from most of those blockbusters.”
And A.V. Club says, “fans of the comics should appreciate the clear intent here to make a superhero series that doesn’t deviate too much from the source, or pull too many punches.” They praise its “appropriately dark and grubby look,” but note that the series is more geared toward binge watching than a classic television format. No complaints here!
The bottom line is that a vast majority of critics and viewers are signing Daredevil’s praise, and it’s looking like Netflix has yet another exclusive hit series on their hands.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have 13 hour-long episodes that aren’t going to watch themselves.
If you’re watching it, let me know what you think in the comments!