Friday, March 18, 2016

Marvel's Daredevil Season 2

© by Gerald So | | 4:30 P.M.

I've finished watching Season 2, having started two minutes after it went live at 3:01 this morning. Not a 13-episode cat-and-mouse game, more of Season 2 felt like standalones, yet everything tied together in the end.

Jon Bernthal as The Punisher and Elodie Yung as Elektra pleasantly made me forget anyone else had ever played the roles. Meanwhile the returning characters, particularly Foggy and Karen, again had meaty subplots that seldom relied on Daredevil to prop them up.

Thematically, Season 2 did a fine job contrasting Daredevil and The Punisher, Daredevil and Elektra, and Karen and Elektra. Season 1 raised the bar for the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Season 2 continues to lead the way.

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