Call me an adolescent teen who spends most of her time in a basement (my office), but I love a good comic book, (alright! Graphic novel) when I read one. I love them even more when I can watch them on TV.
From The Walking Dead – the one I think of as the king of all graphic stories – to TV shows like Gotham, Arrow, Flash and more, the super hero theme isn’t going away anytime soon, nor would I want it to.
Even with all of these great shows, I always approach new attempts with a bit of skepticism. We’ve seen horrid failures as writers and directors take a crack at creating moving-picture-style heroes worthy of the original conception. And it was because of the first Daredevil movie that I figured the Netflix version of it wouldn’t be very interesting.
The Netflix version of Daredevil isn’t interesting, it’s stupendous, marvelous, fantastic, so damn good I’m tempted to stay inside on a beautiful Sunday to continue my binge watching.
Not only does Daredevil look fantastic in his Daredevil get up, his team of characters are well played, the flashbacks of his story are heartbreaking and engrossing and the fight scenes… Man, the fight scenes are violent ballet. Beautiful to watch. I kept my hand on the remote to rewind, watch again, rewind, watch it again. The hallway scene may have been done before but never like this. Thinking of it now I want to replay it one more time.
What I love about this version are the bad guys. They are human. Criminals yes, but also humans with deep feelings and relatable reasons for why they do what they do. Are there characters more evil and more brutal than the ones we can relate to?
I haven’t heard much talk about this new Netflix original but I’m guessing I will soon. As soon as more folks find it and get sucked in the way I did. Netflix has definitely done it again. Daredevil is House of Cards good. Good in a way that will attract viewers who don’t love graphic novels the way I do. Give it a try.