Review of Daredevil: Episodes 7 & 8

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I finally finished season 1 of Daredevil recently. Man, what a great show.

But I haven’t been reviewing as I’ve gone along, so let’s go back a spell and look at where I left off, with what was perhaps the strongest one-two-punch of episodes in the show. (If you’re curious about my thoughts on the first group of episodes, here’s my review of the first three episodes, and here’s my review of episodes 4-6). Continue reading

Review of Daredevil: Episodes 4-6

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Here’s a quick review of the next three episodes of Daredevil…

“In the Blood,” “World on Fire,” and “Condemned,” the series’ fourth, fifth and sixth episodes, respectively, nicely concluded the arc concerning the Russian gangsters. While I thought there were elements of the conflict that felt a little contrived, the events were exciting as always, and have successfully unveiled Wilson Fisk as an incredibly fascinating antagonist.

“In the Blood” gave us our first real introduction to Wilson Fisk, the awkward but brutal mastermind behind the crime organization in Hell’s Kitchen. We spend most of this time seeing him open up and try to swoon Vanessa, the art collector. I thought seeing this more vulnerable Fisk was very effective, especially juxtaposed with the violent end of the episode, in which he decapitates one of the Russian brothers with his car door (yikes). Continue reading