Finished the 1st season of Daredevil, as a prerequisite for watching the 2nd season featuring my favourite superhero, The Punisher; and in any case, it's useful to expand my pop culture education.
First of all, it's certainly cool to see the main character not only learning to live with his disability but becoming a badass fighter. Though, to be fair, Matt can hardly be called "disabled", as his other senses are so sharp, and overcompensate for the lack of sight. Anyway, I love training & hard work, suffering and overcoming all the obstacles (I mean, watching how it's done by other people... ;) Also, I finally understand all the memes about Arya Stark's training with the Faceless Men ;)
As for the Daredevil's actual superheroing... sorry, not impressed! Not with the techniques (they do the job, even despite the lack of cool gadgets) but with the morals. So, it's fine to torture your enemies, beat them up senseless and leave them to a highly probable death, or drive them to suicide, but as long as you don't dirty your own hands with completing the job, you consider yourself morally superior? Why not accept the simple truth: to fight killers, you have to be a better killer - and embrace your dark side?An ob-quote: "If you kill a killer, the number of killers in the world remains the same." (--Batman) "That's why I don't stop at one killer." (-- The Punisher.)
Matt's business partner Foggy is the resident clown, and despite being so over the top, he's actually amusing. But he insists on doing everything by the laws, which is one of the gravest sins in my little Slytherin book. The rest of the characters range from bleh to mildly annoying.
Except for Wilson Fisk, the "Kingpin" - now that's a proper target for my obsession with villains! A bullied boy from an abusive family, who overcame all the obstacles and grew up tough and brutal as well as smart and motivated, but remained sensitive and vulnerable, deep in his heart; a man who deals in violence and murder but at least he's honest about it, with himself and his close friends, without that "holier-than-thou" hypocrisy. Bonus point: as a child, ( mild spoiler )
and how is that (according to the Lawful Good Squad) a *bad* thing?? IMHO, one more reason to be proud! Another bonus point: that public campaign was such a sneaky, evil and smart move; I cheered aloud, seeing the annoying journalist's frustration as his plans went to trash. So yeah, for now, count me on Team Kingpin :)
Overall, I rate this season as 3/5: watchable but not especially engaging. Let's see what's up next.