TV Club: Marvel’s Daredevil: “Shadows In The Glass”

A significant problem with Marvel’s TV programming is that it can very generic. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. struggled to create a distinct identity in its first season, telling standard action adventure stories that piggybacked off of events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but didn’t really offer anything new. The series has course corrected in the second season with a new focus on exploring different areas of the MCU, primarily through the incorporation of Inhuman mythology, but it’s not doing groundbreaking work by any means. Then there’s Agent Carter, which combined the retro, office-based gender politics of Mad Men with the undercover spy narrative of Alias. It had a much stronger point of view than S.H.I.E.L.D., but a lot of that came from the stylish design. The stories on Agent Carter weren’t much more creative than those …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *