Superhero movies are dominating the box office, especially those from Marvel Studios, but now it seems superheroes are also taking over the small screen and streaming. TV shows like DC’s Supergirl and The Flash, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter have seen success and big fan followings, but it is Netflix that really seems to be doing superheroes justice on the small screen. Daredevil was Marvel’s first show on Netflix and it was met with incredible fan and critical praise. The equally successful Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and a second season of Daredevil, featuring fan favorite character The Punisher, followed it. And now Daredevil The Complete First Season marks the first Netflix Marvel show to make it to Blu-ray.
Matt Murdoch (Charlie Cox) was blinded in an accident with a chemical spill when he was a boy. Although he never regained his sight, he quickly discovered all his other senses heightened to incredible levels as a result of the chemicals. Now an adult and a lawyer by day, Murdoch uses his abilities to fight for justice in the streets of Hell’s Kitchen in New York City as a masked vigilante. Determined to put an end to the reign of Wilson Fisk, a crime kingpin, Murdoch must find a way to balance his personal life, his day job and his night activities to find justice for those who cannot.
Daredevil The Complete First Season is a marvel (pun intended) and seriously one of the best things in the Marvel Universe. The pitch perfect cast led by Cox and supported by Eldon Henson, Deborah Ann Woll, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Rosario Dawson are just perfect and the production design is out of this world and absolutely creates the dark world of the Hell’s Kitchen right out of the pages of the comic. Cox is superb both in the role of Murdoch and Daredevil and the action sequences are amazing and epic, in fact much better than most action I’ve seen in massive big screen blockbusters. The storyline is engaging and well written and the characters are rich and well defined with great story arcs. Daredevil The Complete First Season was the perfect way for Netflix and Marvel to kick off their partnership, let’s hope they can keep up this high standard. From the looks of everything so far, they certainly are. Very highly recommended.