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Marvel’s Daredevil may be one of the best shows on TV right now. Actually, it’s a Netflix show so it’s technically not on network television. But you can watch it on TV if your television is Internet-capable. Is it called a web series? Whatever, all I know is you should get on it right now! Jim and I have only seen 2 episodes but we are HOOKED. Don’t worry, this sort-of review is spoiler-free!

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It stars Charlie Cox as Matthew Murdock a.k.a. Daredevil. I first encountered Cox as Owen Sleater in the Martin Scorsese-produced Boardwalk Empire.

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I didn’t like him at first but his boyish charm just disarms you and he somehow slowly makes you completely trust him to the point that you will be willing to put your life in his hands. Yuck, OA! But seriously, he’s just got one of those faces. I guess that’s what makes him such a good actor and, as far as I can tell, Marvel made an awesome choice in casting him as Daredevil. He was, in fact, their first choice for the part.

I don’t watch Arrow, Flash, Gotham and I’ve never even seen Smallville so I can’t really say it’s the best TV adaptation of a comic book character. Although there have been rave reviews flying all around the Internet. Entertainment Weekly goes as far as saying, “TV superheroes tend to seem, well, juvenile,” and, “…viewers will be treated to the first superhero series that doesn’t seem like it was created to sell lunch boxes.” Charlie Cox is a far cry from the cute young superheroes we see on TV right now because he’s much older at 32 but that’s not to say he’s not eye candy for us ladies. Exhibit A:

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Why does the show work so well and it doesn’t seem as cheesy as the 2003 Ben Affleck movie version? It’s because it’s NOT cheesy, in fact it feels real. Daredevil isn’t wearing spandex (at least not yet). He’s in an all black ensemble with a black bonnet pulled over his eyes. It makes the audience think hey, I could do that. But you won’t because, unlike Matt Murdock, you didn’t experience a vehicular accident involving radioactive chemicals that simultaneously blinded you and gave you heightened senses as a result. As comic book-y as that last line just sounded, Marvel went for a more crime series approach rather than a superhero one. It’s not totally focused on the superhero and why he’s the best character ever. It doesn’t try so hard – it’s more story-driven so it leaves you wanting more.

TRIVIA: It’s currently the second most-pirated show after Game of Thrones. That said, I’ve got more episodes to watch. Heehee. If you’re joining this TV Club, let me know your thoughts below!

Watch Marvel’s Daredevil trailer.

Saab

21 Comments

  1. Reply

    Rose

    April 27, 2015

    There’s something about his voice too that makes him really appealing as Matt Murdock. Maybe it’s the accent. Hehe!

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      Saab

      April 27, 2015

      Yezzzzz

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    Ivee

    April 27, 2015

    Just watched episode 9. Ang hirap tigilan! So glad it got renewed for a second season. :)

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      Saab

      April 27, 2015

      Me too!! And he’s contractually obligated to be in a movie if Marvel wants him. Hehehe exciting!

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    Tina

    April 27, 2015

    Hi Saab! I started watching Empire after you tweeted about it! and I love it!!!!!! <3 *thanks hehe*
    Will watch this after finals! :)

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      Saab

      April 27, 2015

      Yay!! Enjoy!!

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    Alex

    April 27, 2015

    My main gripe is that ang dilim masyado ng lighting! I mean, I know it’s supposed to be dark and noir-ish, pero I can barely see anything haha. They should fix that next season.

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      Saab

      April 28, 2015

      Gets! Pero di naman siya naging issue sakin!! I think cos I keep my whole room dark when I’m watching it. But when I have some lights on, it’s hard to see much nga.

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    veronica

    April 28, 2015

    hi, saab. how do you get netflix to work in the philippines?

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      Saab

      April 28, 2015

      I don’t know, I’ve never tried!

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        secretwalangclue

        April 28, 2015

        pirate si saab eh hehehe

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    Lhorie

    April 28, 2015

    I first saw him in Downton Abbey Season 1, yung kapenpal ni Thomas Barrow and yung akala ni Mary na magiging future husband nya. hehe.

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      Saab

      April 28, 2015

      Ay oo nga!!!!!!!!

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    secretwalangclue

    April 28, 2015

    you recommend. i will watch it.

    btw, Orphan Black started the 3rd season na. Helena is life!

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      Saab

      May 7, 2015

      GO!! OMG I HAVE NA THE FIRST EPISODE BUT I HAVEN’T WATCHED IT!!!!!!!

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    mars

    April 29, 2015

    He’s the guy from Stardust and you’re right about him saying that he’s charming! I’d definitely check this web-series out!

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      Saab

      May 6, 2015

      HAVE FUN!

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    Kee

    April 29, 2015

    What I like about Netflix is that they release all the episodes for the season, it’s also what I kinda hate about them. Wala na akong inaanticipate weekly. When I got to episode 10 (last Friday) tinitipid ko na coz it’s until 13 episodes lang :( and it was such a cliffhanger! (oops, sort of a spoiler, sorry)
    I hope you blog about the different mobsters, like which one is your favorite or something :)

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      Saab

      May 6, 2015

      TRUE!!! Like Orange Is The New Black huhuhu I want moooore!

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    Anna

    July 4, 2017

    First encountered him in Star Dust and I instantly found him adorable! Elektra is a bit too much for me though, but the Punisher is awesome (if you’re still watching the series). John Bernthal !

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      Saab

      July 13, 2017

      YES!! SHANE FROM THE WALKING DEAD!

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