Saturday, October 20, 2018

Marvel's Daredevil Season 3

© by Gerald So | 6:00 AM

The long-awaited third season of Daredevil premiered on Netflix yesterday. Here's my somewhat spoilery review.

When we last saw Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) at the end of Marvel's The Defenders, he had miraculously landed in the care of Sister Maggie after the Midland Circle tower collapsed on him. As Season 3 begins, Matt has cut himself off from Karan Page and Foggy Nelson as he recovers and decides if he can continue being Daredevil.

Meanwhile, Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio) mysteriously agrees to inform on New York's underworld to FBI Special Agent Ray Nadeem (Jay Ali). After fisk is shanked, the FBI arranges to have him moved to a hotel where he is held under guard. Of course, for Fisk, this is virtual freedom and draws Matt out in attempt to kill the Kingpin.

Daredevil has the strongest supporting cast of any Netflix Marvel show. Season 3 sees standout performances by Joanne Whalley as Sister Maggie, Jay Ali, and Wilson Bethel as FBI Special Agent Ben "Bullseye" Poindexter. Meanwhile Deborah Ann Woll (Karen) and Elden Henson (Foggy) carry the show through their own storylines.

Season 3 nicely finishes an overall four-season arc (counting The Defenders), a fine place to end, which may happen with word that Netflix has canceled Iron Fist and Luke Cage.

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