Thursday, April 30, 2015
I love Marvel
So I have been very slow as of late to post anything new but I am going to remedy that right now! I mentioned in a previous post that Netflix has debuted a new series called Daredevil. It is based on the Stan Lee/Marvel comic and for those of you who remember the movie starring Ben Affleck and his now wife Jennifer Garner, I assure this is not a thing like it. The new series is dark and gritty and has an amazing cast. I am only halfway through as of this post but so far I am hooked. It stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil who you may remember from Boardwalk Empire where he played Owen Slater. Elden Henson ( Pollux in The Hunger Games Mockingjay /Fulton Reed in The Mighty Ducks) stars as Foggy Nelson bff and legal partner to Matt. Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby from TrueBlood) is Karen Page acting secretary to the law practice Matt and Foggy run. Rosario Dawson really needs no introduction and she appears on about 5 episodes as Claire Temple an ER nurse who helps patch Matt up after a pretty nasty evening of crime fighting. Also let's not forget Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk. If you have no idea who D'Onofrio is then shame on you and we have no more to discuss. The rest of the supporting characters are also pretty amazing.
The basic storyline: Matt becomes blinded as a young man due to a chemical accident and he soon realizes that he has been left with superhero type senses. He lives in Hell's Kitchen, NY and wants to make it a safe place where residents can be proud to live. By day he is Matt Murdoch-lawyer....by night he is Daredevil- mask wearing city protector who fights "baddies" to protect his community. As with all stories of this nature there is of course an Archenemy and several henchmen to fight. This is an amazing series that stays true to the feel that Marvel Studios has been cranking out for the last several years. Give it a shot you will not be disappointed. You can see the trailer above to get a better idea of what the show is like.