Marvel’s Daredevil is essentially an excellent 13-hour crime drama that happens to be set in a world of superheroes and mind control. It’s similar to The Dark Knight in that way; remove the Marvel logo and the references to The Avengers and it could function on its own as a compelling series about a crime boss expanding his control over a city. At least, that was the case for 12 out of the first season’s 13 episodes. The show unfortunately stumbled in its final hour last year, verging into campy comic-book territory in a disappointing denouement. Ahead of season 2, which premieres on Netflix on March 18, it’s worth looking back on this episode as a way of determining how the series can improve.
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