Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Marvel's "Daredevil" show looks a whole lot like Daredevil without the red outfit
I've been pretty jazzed about the idea of a Netflix-direct Daredevil show since they announced the idea. For those of you who follow Daredevil as a comic, this looks more or less as depressing and grim as the comics that we like, for some reason. And it's clear they aren't about to make the same mistakes as the ill-fated film version which made me a sad panda.
I really do think it takes a while for Matt Murdock to seep in as a character, so multiple episodes of expanding on the backstory, on what makes Marvel's longest running case of Catholic guilt tick is a welcome bit of TV in my book.
Daredevil owes his continuing relevance to the Frank Miller era of the 1980's (as do comics, in general), and it can't hurt to refer to the take Miller put on the character that transformed him from a chipper blind attorney to a... chronically depressed blind attorney. I assure you, them's is good comics.
This is supposed to be followed by a take on the Brian Michael Bendis series, Alias - which I think they're calling Jessica Jones or something in order not to refer to the Jennifer Garner TV series, as Garner would go on to play Elektra in Daredevil for some reason, and if we called it Alias, I'm pretty sure the universe would collapse in on itself. Then, a Luke Cage TV series, which... man, this one was obvious. Had to be done.
Now, enjoy the time The Hulk met Daredevil.
And, of course Stan Lee makes a cameo around the 1:13 mark.