The best thing I watched last week was Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix. More accurately it’s the best thing I just finished watching today after taking a vacation day from work yesterday during which I watched the first 10 episodes of the new season and finished off the final 3 today pre and post my Saturday morning workout. My original plan was to plow through it all on Friday but I wanted to make it last a little longer just because it is so damn good.
This season quite literally starts off with a bang, the first episode is titled “Bang” and it’s fantastic. The solid and detailed storytelling from season continues without a hitch. The story pulls you along screaming from reveal to shocking twist to wicked fight scene to epic shootout and it never eases up. Reaching a crescendo of a finale that makes season 1 pale in comparison. Which I’m not sure I would have thought was possible, but it damn sure is.
It’s in the trailers so it’s not a spoiler that there are actual Hand ninjas in this season. And all I’m going to say is that Daredevil versus Hand ninjas in live action fights might be the best thing Marvel Studios has ever put on a screen, period. It has to be seen to be believed.
In my opinion Guardians of the Galaxy was the best action comedy comic book property we have seen so far, tons of laughs. The Nolan Batman trilogy is the best dark and gritty version of Batman we have ever seen. The Flash tv show is by far the best thing on television and the best straight comic to show translation so far, and my favorite show on tv. But Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix is the best comic property translation. It’s not the darkest and grittiest, though it is dark and gritty and real. It’s not a straight translation of the comic, many things were changed to make this show what it is. It’s not very funny though there is a couple of good laughs each season. But it does have the best fight choreography of any comic IP ever. And it just keeps getting better and better.
And oh yeah, Punisher, Elektra, and more Melvin! Go watch Daredevil now, you’ll love it. Me, I’m going to go watch it all over again.