Daredevil Season 2 Review
Daredevil Season 2 has hit Netflix and it is, in a single word, AWESOME. It is also, in a second word, Violent. Charlie Cox returns as Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, and the show starts off an undetermined amount of time after the fall of Wilson Fisk at the end of Season 1. This season focuses on the repercussions of Daredevil's actions in the first season, from the void of control of Hell's Kitchen, to the fact that there are now multiple "copy cats" rising across New York, following his lead to take down crime. The DA's office wants to put a stop to vigilantes, perhaps hinting at the upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie. Rejoining Charlie Cox are Elden Henson as Foggie Nelson, Debrah Ann Woll as Karen Page, and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple. These minor characters from last season actually get to branch out and be more than simply background characters for Daredevil.
The season starts with a bang, or several, when Jon Bernthal joins the cast as Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, in what is probably my favorite part of the entire show.(I actually kept accidentally calling the show Punisher). He gets a slightly different origin than his comic counterpart, but not far off. Instead of a simple Mob Hit, there's an entire conspiracy around his family's death.
Elodie Yung joining the show as Elektra. First of all, her suit is much better suited for the ninja-like training she's always had, and she doesn't start with her trademark sais, though she does pick them up along the way.
We even get to see Matt Gerald return as Melvin Potter, giving Daredevil a few upgrades to his suit and arsenal, including a fan favorite weapon.
With the introduction of a few new faces, and the return of a few old foes, Daredevil Season 2 did great work to branch the Marvel Cinematic Universe out beyond what we already know, and even offered up a bit of mysticism in the process, paving the way for the future with Iron Fist, and even dropped a few hints at the future with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and even The Defenders. I definitely suggest that anyone who likes Daredevil, Punisher, Elektra, or just Marvel comics in general watch this new season.
Daredevil Season 2 is out now on Netflix.