Daredevil (2015– )
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Into the Ring 

Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson open their law firm, and take the case of a woman accused of murder who Matt believes is innocent.

Director:

Phil Abraham

Writers:

Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by), Bill Everett (based on the Marvel comics by) | 5 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Cox ... Matt Murdock
Deborah Ann Woll ... Karen Page
Elden Henson ... Foggy Nelson
Toby Leonard Moore ... James Wesley
Bob Gunton ... Leland Owlsley
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Wilson Fisk (voice)
Peter McRobbie ... Father Lantom
Daryl Edwards ... Detective Hoffman
Chris Tardio ... Detective Blake
John Patrick Hayden ... Jack Murdock
Skylar Gaertner ... Young Matt
Nikolai Nikolaeff ... Vladimir Ranskahov
Gideon Emery ... Anatoly Ranskahov
Peter Shinkoda ... Nobu
Wai Ching Ho ... Madame Gao
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Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson open their law firm, and take the case of a woman accused of murder who Matt believes is innocent.

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Country:

USA

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English | Russian | Chinese

Release Date:

10 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Drew Goddard was initially hired as the showrunner, but had to withdraw because of his directing commitment to The Sinister Six, another Marvel property. Goddard will remain on as a consultant while Steven S. DeKnight was hired as a replacement. See more »

Goofs

(at around 7 mins) A criminal racks the slide on a firearm he had just fired. This is pointless, as being a semi-automatic (auto-loader), the pistol would have been left in a loaded, ready to fire state after the previous shot; working the slide should eject the cartridge in the chamber, wasting a shot, and load the next cartridge. See more »

Quotes

Leland Owlsley: Heroes and their consequences are why we have our current opportunities.
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References The Avengers (2012) See more »

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Main Title
Composed by John Paesano and Braden Kimball
[Opening credits]
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Heroes and Their Consequences
28 April 2015 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

So I finally got around to watching the first episode of one of the most buzzed about TV shows, at least of superhero shows. After the Ben Affleck debacle, which was not his fault by the way, I wasn't too interested in another adaptation of the man without fear. This new take on Marvel's blind superhero seems to take the character in a different direction. The opening episode is by far the darkest thing that the Marvel universe has done. It's definitely an advantage of having the show on Netflix as opposed to network television.

We begin with the initial accident to Matt Murdock and the tragic but interesting consequences it has on him. We also get introduced to what we can assume will be on his team come the rest of the season, Karen Page and Foggy Nelson. I thought Deborah Ann Woll's performance as Page was the highlight of the episode. There was absolutely nothing fake to her performance and didn't come off as damsel in distress like female characters in superhero movies/shows often do. Nelson brought comedic relief but so far, I can do without. We only got a glimpse into Wilson Fisk's AKA Kingpin's plan but I love the way Hell's Kitchen was set up. One of the criticisms of Arrow was that they failed early on at showing the brutally despicable sides of the Glades in Starling City. But Daredevil seemed to understand how to set up a city that does indeed need saving.

The show is more graphic and realistic than the movies or TV shows of the universe has done so far. So I'm not to keen on the full on crossover just yet. In fact the show only hints at the events of New York as 'the incident'. But those events did pave the way for Fisk's business plans. Murdock springs into action against Fisk's associates a few times during the episode, in his cloth like costume. The fight sequences are absolutely incredible. They make even Winter Soldier seem like works of a semi-pro. I also really enjoyed the opening credits as it seemed Girl with a Dragon Tattoo like. The show has a lot of promise so far, and can be something fresh Marvel can put out every year. So I'm really looking forward to watching the rest of the season in the coming days.

+Setting up the team

+Opening credits

+Action sequences

+Hell's Kitchen seems like Hell's Kitchen

8.4/10


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