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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 10, 2015
Season #: 1, 2, 3
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  • Summary: In New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights for justice as a blind lawyer in the daylight and as Daredevil at night.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Jeff Korbelik
    Apr 7, 2015
    100
    Creator/executive producer Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods”) serves up a dark, edgy, violent and, at times, gruesome series that has some teeth to it.
  2. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Apr 9, 2015
    91
    This is easily the best of Marvel's three shows so far, and quickly moves towards the front of the overall superhero TV pack.
  3. Reviewed by: Sara Smith
    Apr 8, 2015
    90
    Daredevil stands alone as an artful, gritty ensemble drama that could elevate the superhero origin story like HBO’s “True Detective” did for the crime procedural.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Apr 1, 2015
    80
    The pulpy style and brutality (torture is one of Daredevil’s tools) clearly seek a higher sense of realism, which must be balanced against the notion of a blind superhero who can shimmy up walls and whose spectacularly hearing lets him to function, among other things, as a human lie detector. Helpfully, Cox brings the necessary mix of grit and Marvel-esque self-doubts to the dual role.
  5. Reviewed by: Ryan E.C. Hamm
    Apr 8, 2015
    80
    It's dark and, yes, gritty, but the tone fits the character, and it's obvious the series' creators have a real familiarity and affection for their source material.
  6. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Apr 9, 2015
    70
    So much about Marvel’s Daredevil works exactly the way it’s intended, including the pace of the action and the extent and style of the gore. What still doesn’t work--what almost never works where the name Marvel and live-action film/TV meet--is the hammy dialogue, especially when characters express their feelings to one another.
  7. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Apr 8, 2015
    40
    Ultimately it’s very purple in its prose, yearning to be film noir, but--lacking the writing or grit to achieve that--playing more like hokey blood porn.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 169
  1. Apr 10, 2015
    10
    A great tribute to the man without fear. With its noir style and decent cast , I simply can't wait for more. A great improvement from AgentsA great tribute to the man without fear. With its noir style and decent cast , I simply can't wait for more. A great improvement from Agents of Shield and the slightly better Agent Carter. Expand
  2. Apr 16, 2015
    10
    Absolutely terrific show- though incredibly brutal at times. Wasn't sure about Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock at first, but he really does aAbsolutely terrific show- though incredibly brutal at times. Wasn't sure about Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock at first, but he really does a great job. Broody enough to make the torture scenes believable, yet charming enough to make you care when he gets beat up. Can't wait to see season 2. Expand
  3. May 9, 2015
    10
    Just completed watching season 1, must watch for everyone. It has stunning stunt choreogrophy, visuals & background score. Eagerly waitingJust completed watching season 1, must watch for everyone. It has stunning stunt choreogrophy, visuals & background score. Eagerly waiting for season 2 Expand
  4. May 3, 2016
    9
    After being in need of a new serious TV show, I'd seen this and been told by a close friend that it was good, so I gave it a looks.
    Now
    After being in need of a new serious TV show, I'd seen this and been told by a close friend that it was good, so I gave it a looks.
    Now heavily engrossed in the second season, this show delivers. it gives a mature spin on the man without fear and gradually ramps its way up into a dark, gritty and violent show, with a prolific Wilson fisk masterfully played by Vincent D'Onofrio and a badass punisher in the second season, the bad guys sometimes end up being more likeable than the good guys.
    A mature comic series, not for the fait hearted and very well written, definitely worth your time.
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  5. Apr 28, 2015
    9
    The 2003 Daredevil film was abysmal and TV shows based in the MCU have so far been mediocre. This series thankfully outshines both. It's likeThe 2003 Daredevil film was abysmal and TV shows based in the MCU have so far been mediocre. This series thankfully outshines both. It's like a noir crime drama where the protagonist just happens to be a superhero. Although I should point out that he is not as 'super' as heroes we see in the films. Watching Captain America get into a brawl with 10 guys then shrug it off like it was nothing is always entertaining and works well for the universally appealing films but for a less powerful hero like Daredevil it needs to be the more grounded setting that is achievable through Netflix. When Daredevil takes on 10 guys there isn't the same guarantee that he will win or that he will be able to walk away so simply if he does. If someone in this show (hero or villain) gets hit then it looks like it hurts.
    This medium fits the character of Daredevil perfectly. It wouldn't feel right thematically to see him going against aliens and robots like some of the more fantastical heroes but seeing him take on the street level villains (mainly the brilliantly portrayed Kingpin) is a joy to watch and the fight scenes are superbly made
    But getting away from the action, the drama in the show is equally if not more entertaining. Supporting characters like Karen and Foggy are certainly enjoyable but the most intrigue comes from watching Matt Murdock and the Wilson Fisk struggle against each other while juggling their own personal challenges. Each character has remarkable depth and are each likeable in different ways to the point that whenever enjoy seeing a victory for one of them you still lament the others' defeat.
    This is a well written and fantastically performed action/crime drama that can be enjoyed regardless of whether you are familiar with the MCU or the comics. There are a few nods to the films and easter eggs for long time fans to spot but for the most part this stands independently from the franchise it could have very easily leaned on to make easy money (I'm looking at you, Agents of SHIELD). I can't recommend it enough.
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  6. Nov 22, 2018
    8
    In my opinion this is the best series that Marvel and Netflix created. It never falls into clichés and also manages a good pace for the audience.
  7. Oct 14, 2016
    0
    I have never seen so many unlikable main characters in a show. The writing for it is god-awful and very predictable. I have never rooted for aI have never seen so many unlikable main characters in a show. The writing for it is god-awful and very predictable. I have never rooted for a villain so much to kill the "good" guys and at the same time you know that none of the annoying "good" guys will die no matter how ridiculous the plot is and their circumstances are. I watched the entire first season and hated every minute of it. Wanted to see if something exiting happened but no. You already know exactly who isn't going to die and exactly whats going to happen. Worst acting I have ever seen in a super hero movie too. Expand

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