The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen is back in an all-new season only on the world’s favorite television/movie streaming site, Netflix.
Based on Stan Lee’s and Bill Everett’s famous comic series, Matt Murdock and his alter ego, Daredevil (Charlie Cox) face new challenges, as he tries to protect his home turf in Manhattan, New York.
Murdock finds himself facing The Punisher/Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal). With The Punisher creating havoc around the city, Daredevil gets help from an old lover, Elektra Natchios (Élodie Yung). Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson, reprise their roles as Karen Page and Franklin “Foggy” Nelson, Murdock’s co-workers/friends.
Created by Drew Goddard (best known for his successful cult film, “Cloverfield” and directing multiple episodes of TV shows such as “Lost”), he has once again brought the world of Daredevil to a whole different level.
The show captivates with each sequence, bringing the viewer closer to the action. The cinematography captures each moment, making sure viewers don’t miss a beat.
One of the biggest highlights of the show is the introduction of The Punisher.
Bernthal portrays Frank Castle in a more dark and sinister way. There are moments where Castle seems like a bad guy, but as the show goes on, you can’t help but cheer for the man.
Another character that shapes the story in season two, is Elektra Natchios, played by French actress Élodie Yung.
Yung brings an edgy yet beautiful aspect to the dangers of being a heroine with her seductive accent and incredible fighting skills.
The show also contains a bit of a romance with the development of the characters. Though many would find it cheesy and repetitive, the romance does not take away from the action.
Viewers who have young children or aren’t too comfortable when it comes to the sight of blood, should be advised that there is much more violence than the season prior.
In the end, Daredevil: Season two is ultimately bigger and better. The story and its characters have grown so much from the first season, where many would’ve thought the entire setting was taken place a year later, rather than just few months prior. Two grand characters that were featured in season one, make a comeback.
There are a few easter eggs featured throughout the episodes but that will only be revealed for those fans who are willing to take the extra time to carefully dissect each and every episode.
Those who have or have not read the comics, can equally enjoy this action packed season and the word “bang” will etched in the minds of viewers for the next few weeks. For fans who believed season one’s finale was a tease, season two finale will leave you hungry for more.
Haven’t seen season one? Season one and two of Daredevil are currently available on Netflix.com.