Marvel’s brings big character to small screen

Marvel fans, hold onto your seats. No, this isn’t about the much anticipated Age of Ultron film that’s due to premier this Friday. This is about Netflix and Marvel’s beautiful lovechild, otherwise known as Daredevil.

For those of you that haven’t seen this yet, you probably will eventually. The series is snowballing in social media and has already become a massive success. The show stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, a defense attorney from Hell’s Kitchen New York. A childhood accident left Murdock blinded at the age of 9, but in the process heightened his other senses to an impeccable standard. By day he defends the innocent in the court of law, and by night, he takes down the men that slip through the cracks. The show also makes sly references to other Marvel characters, such as Iron Man, Thor, and even some events through past films and franchises. It’s less of a TV experience and more of a movie one, as each episode flows into the next with flawless plot lines and character development.

Other characters include Murdock’s longtime friend Foggy Nelson, a fellow attorney whom he founded Nelson and Murdock with. Foggy also serves as a pretty good foil and area for comic relief in the show’s dark nature. Vincent D’Onofrio portrays Wilson Fisk, the show’s main antagonist. Fisk and Murdock are classic counterparts; characters that each walk the thin line between what makes each of their morals and ideals their own, Murdock hoping to never overstep and become the monster he believes Fisk to be.

The show has already been renewed for a second season, set to premier in 2016. After streaming all thirteen episodes of season 1 in three days, I can safely say these editors are anxiously waiting for more.