Recap: Daredevil Season Two

Ahh! Season two of Daredevil was amazing, and continues to succeed in so many areas. It was an INTENSE season, seemed like it was more intense than season one? Right from the start it was action-packed, gore, and just. Wow. Those character developments are to gush about. Following write-up is a recap of the awesomeness that is season two of Daredevil.

Let’s look at the inclusion of this quick scene: Matt Murdock getting dressed for the day. Something many of us will not think of, Matt Murdock is indeed blind and needs a system in how to dress. A braille system telling him what the suit looks like? Of course. It’s inclusions like this that are important, as it is clear most televisions leave those with disabilities out. Daredevil/Matt Murdock represents how disabilities do not hinder a person. A simple inclusion of braille gives those without disabilities a reminder to make sure things are accessible for everyone.

Daredevil also continues to include a multitude of ethnicity and language, which I’m glad they do. Instead of erasing language and simplifying it into pure English, they use subtitles to bring recognition to the fact that there are more languages than one.

Additionally, the cinematography in Daredevil is strong. I was overwhelmed with the playing of shadows, as it works to make the show successful. The use of light vs. darkness during fight scenes also adds to the general intensity of the show. As a viewer, you begin to identify with Daredevil in hearing the actual fighting. Moreover, the fight scenes are choreographed well. They are tightly choreographed and are pure skill.

I also enjoyed the character development. There are moments when you will question Karen Page’s ethical decisions, what Matt Murdock is doing, and actually feel sorry for the Punisher (and somewhat understand why he is the way that he is… albeit how bad it is). That complexity is new and refreshing. People are complex individuals, and Daredevil brings that to the forefront.


I can’t wait to see what season three has in store for us! Usually the second season is either a make or break for a show. Daredevil season two was nooooo disappointment.

Season One review can be found over here.


Why Netflix’s Daredevil Succeeds

It has been nearly a month since Netflix released Daredevil.

After watching Daredevil, I instantly knew it was a great show. However it wasn’t until I came across this Tumblr post that I actually thought about how well it was made.

daredevilOkay let’s pull some of the larger concepts from what sidizenkane outlined: multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, blind and gentrification.

The multi-lingual and multi-ethnic aspects in this show are important as it draws away from the narrow landscape of white and English actors we have come to see only. Granted, Charlie Cox is both white and English, but at least the show includes other languages and ethnicity.

Next, the fact that Daredevil’s character is blind shows disabilities onscreen in positive terms, and how this disability does not hinder the character in any way. A positive representation is important for those living with disabilities.

Finally, the idea of gentrification (the displacement of the occupying demographic) is important to address because we live in a society where this displacement can be seen. Audiences need to be aware of this issue so that as a society we can remember that there are numerous economic brackets. Homelessness is an issue often overlooked due to the misconception and general negative connotations associated with the idea.

What can be gathered from this then, is that the show features a variety of identities in one show to try to be all inclusive. This is extremely significant as some other shows continue to find it difficult to even feature females in their shows.

By featuring a variety of identities it allows a wider audience to feel included in the storyline. They can identify with what is being shown to them, and in turn, will feel empowered. It is important that Daredevil has taken the step in this positive direction. Next step: Give Black Widow a full-feature film.