Brutally Faithful: First Impression of Netflix's Daredevil

written by Justin Prince (@prince_justin)

April 10th... Happy Daredevil day! I plan to power through the entire series, and we'll have a review up soon, but this isn't a review. After the first two episodes, I think I've been able to put together a decent first impression of the show.

First thing to note, this ain't your Ben Affleck Daredevil. At least with the first couple episodes, it's clear this Netflix format is far from the typical TV format shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or any other show on TV. Feels more like a really long movie than your typical season of television.

Raw and visceral, everything from the dark imagery to the brutal fight choreography make this feel very different from any of Marvel's cinematic and television properties. Grounded and rarely relying on CGI or any form of cinematic trickery, it's the raw nature of how the show is shot that initially drew my attention... even just from short trailers.

The main big baddie, Wilson "The Kingpin" Fisk never appeared in the first two episodes, but his influence was ever present.

This is the show you should be watching, and further tempers my anticipation for the other three series in Netflix's Marvel Universe. Next up is A.K.A. Jessica Jones but first let's get through the origin of the Guardian Devil of Hell's Kitchen