Daredevil

Apr. 22nd, 2015 12:13 pm
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Have you watched the new Netflix series Daredevil yet? Why not? Are you sick of all that superhero stuff? Do you think that they are all two dimensional characters? Perhaps, based on previous evidence, you think that they are a boys club that treats women as cyphers - victims or prizes.

Well that isn't this rendition of Daredevil. It really is worth the effort. This isn't a silly Hollywood blockbuster style work. This comes from a creator (Drew Goddard) who traces his TV lineage back to Buffy and that heritage shows strongly here.

But be warned, there is pain. Lots and lots of pain - the boring physical sort and all sorts of the mental variety. I have not read many Daredevil comics, but those I have seen always have lots of trauma on show. That is brought through into this series as its driving engine. That pain is transformative for all that suffer it. You see the (properly complex) characters grow and twist as they feel the hurt.

So are you going to watch it now?

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