The second season of “Daredevil” is an action-packed, jaw-dropping and groundbreaking experience. The popular Netflix series surpasses fans’ expectations by introducing new characters, giving gorier fight scenes and delivering an astonishing story line. Throughout the show, you’re strung with constant surprises and suspenseful scenes that drive you to binge-watch your day away.
Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), a blind lawyer by day and a crime-fighting superhero named Daredevil by night, is faced with a new vigilante that needs to be stopped, the ruthless Frank Castles, aka The Punisher (Jon Bernthal). Bernthal is known for his roles in “Wolf of Wall Street,” and “Fury.” He did an amazing job portraying the deadly vigilante, far better than in the two previous “Punisher” films that Hollywood ruined.
Although the Punisher and Daredevil are both fighting to protect the city of Hell’s Kitchen, the Punisher believes in a different method than the title character. His methodology is that all criminals need to be permanently put down rather than put away. The conflicting views between Daredevil and the Punisher on justice make an interesting theme for the whole season.
Daredevil’s ex-girlfriend Elektra (Èlodie Yung) also makes her debut on the show, seeking Daredevil’s help to go to war against the evil mystical ninjas known as The Hand.
Murdock’s love for Elektra made the show not just action-based, but also marked by an interesting love triangle. Throughout these crusades, Murdock struggles to balance out his personal life and late nights that result in him leaving his law firm and loved ones in jeopardy.
Although the dialogue was a bit cheesy in a few episodes, the show still wasn’t enough for me to give it a poor review. The new characters that were introduced negated the small annoyance I had toward the show.
Just like the first season, Marvel’s “Daredevil” series continues to stick to the dark and gritty style of the show that viewers enjoy.
The fighting is also well-choreographed and far more intense than ever before. Compared to other shows, I was actually surprised to view such well-maneuvered fight scenes.
“Daredevil” season two is an absolute must-watch not only for comic books fans, but for all. Overall, the show delivers everything a viewer could possibly expect in a drama, a mystery novel, an action comic book and a love story.