The Checklist: Daredevil (S2 Ep1) “Bang”
Season 2 of Marvel’s Daredevil showed up on Netflix this past Friday and I can only imagine it has been watched by 88% of humanity. If that calculation seems high it’s only because I have such a high opinion of the tastes of most people… sorry, I could barely type that with a straight face. Most people are idiots. Why else would Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton be the front runners for the next presidential race? I think Wilson Fisk would make for a better elected official than either of those two. How sad is that?
No matter what you think of the current situation we find ourselves in here in the US of A, the current situation of Netflix’s deal with Marvel is borderline amazing. I actually still haven’t say through all of Jessica Jones yet but I’m pretty pumped to take a bite out of Luke Cage’s show and that Iron Fist program has me foaming at the mouth. The streaming service has, no doubt, struck gold with these more mature comic book series’ and I’d say it’s only a matter of time before a couple of them find their way to the films.
Today’s article, however, is a continuation of sorts from last’s years Checklist post on “Speak of the Devil”. The second season picks up shortly after the events of the first season so some of the story elements will seem very familiar, especially in the first episode of season 2. I loved it! The show is fantastic but how does it match up to the Checklist?
1: Does Matt use his senses to find crime?: We’ve seen Superman do this a number of times. He flies up into the clouds or something until he hears a guy break a window, then he flies down and beats the shit out of the guy before he’s able to steal some idiot’s DVD copy of Transformers. Daredevil uses that same technique in the first episode of this season. What I don’t understand is how he was able to find the guy in time to stop the crime. Supes can fly fast as hell but DD just runs around on tops of buildings. Did he get a Prius since we’ve last seen him?
2: Do we meet any other comic book heroes/villains?: Uh, sorta kinda. Wilson Fisk is brought up a few times. Now that he’s SPOILER in prison there is a huge hole left in the criminal underworld so it’s only natural that we hear about him. The other character that shows up is Frank Castle but we never really hear The “Punisher” moniker.That doesn’t mean that the characters aren’t introduced but we can fight over semantics all day and I would probably kick your ass one way or another.
3: Do we get any good fight scenes?: Does a bear shit in the woods? It definitely does and so does this episode. There are piles of dead bodies from Frank Castle and Daredevil gets an opportunity to kick some ass too.
4: Okay, so we have fights, does DD get his ass kicked?: Of course he does! He loses fights so often it’s amazing to me that the police haven’t identified him from all of the blood that he leaves at the crime scenes. If this episode is any indication of how the season is going to go then DD is going to need a how lot of blood transfusions.
5: It’s New York, are there any gangs?: I don’t know, does the Dogs of Hell sound like a gang to you? I didn’t like that name at first but it really grew on me as the series went on. It actually makes more sense when you think about it. They are in Hell’s Kitchen so as long as the members are alright with being called “Dogs” then it makes total sense.
This show is really firing on all cylinders. If you’re into the comic book fellas then you should be watching Daredevil right now. Well, not right now. Maybe after you stick around and read a few more articles from Bulletproofaction.com.