I watched the first season of Marvel’s Daredevil because I heard it had some crossover with Jessica Jones. That amounted mainly to the inclusion of the nurse Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson). By the time I realized what slim pickings the crossover included, I was hooked on the series.
Season 2 begins today on Netflix US.
In his mild-mannered public persona, Matt Murdock, AKA Daredevil (Charlie Cox), is a lawyer working for justice in a small, broke law firm. His partner Foggy (Elden Henson) and his secretary/investigator Karen (Deborah Ann Woll) are unaware of his night time superhero antics for most of season 1.
Matt Murdock deals with moral issues, with guilt and sin. Marvel’s Daredevil is interesting in that way. Matt spends a lot of time in conversation with a Catholic priest.
The most interesting new character to enter in season 2 is Elektra (Elodie Yung). She looks like she could outshine Daredevil himself if she’s at all well written. Dominic Patten at Deadline gave Elektra’s “dominating presence” in the series high praise.
The trailers emphasize the sexiness of the female characters for the male gaze, but the actual season 1 series wasn’t so much about that. Not surprisingly, there are no women directors and only one female name among the writers for this series.
It’s another of those series where problems are solved by violent means, so we’ll have to see how much I can take of season 2 – will Elektra make it worth watching all that violent action?