TV Club: Marvel’s Daredevil: “Daredevil”

Daredevil is officially coming back for a second season next year, but it won’t have showrunner Steven S. DeKnight leading the way. That’s not a bad thing. The two episodes that DeKnight writes solo are two of the show’s weaker chapters, and his direction for the first season finale loses sight of the style and specificity that defined the visuals at the start of the series. Marvel Studios made a wise choice replacing DeKnight if “Daredevil” represents the type of show he would have wanted in the second season, downplaying the crime noir elements to deliver a generic urban superhero story without much personality.

The back half of this season started to put more emphasis on the superhero aspect of this show as ninjas entered the picture and Matt’s secret identity became a major plot point, but for the most part, the series has stayed rooted …

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