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A year ago, the first season of Marvel’s Netflix series Daredevil took everybody by surprise. Nobody expected that series to be nearly as good as it was. Then, Jessica Jones was released last fall, and many consider that show to be just as good if not better. So, expectations were pretty high going into this second season of Daredevil.
Daredevil Season 2 stars Charlie Cox, Jon Bernthal, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, and Elodie Yung. It follows Daredevil (Cox) as he continues his crusade to protect the people of Hell’s Kitchen. When a new, more violent, vigilante in the form of The Punisher (Bernthal) hits the streets. He faces a dilemma with himself and people from his past. So does Daredevil Season 2 live up to the expectations set by Season 1?
Daredevil Season 2 is a great follow-up to the fantastic first season. It has many of the things that we loved about Season 1, as well as added plenty of new characters and conflicts.
By far, the best new addition to this series is Jon Bernthal as The Punisher. He absolutely captured the essence of this character. He was such a complex and different character, and he really brought a whole new level to this show. All of the physical and mental conflicts going on between The Punisher and Daredevil were extremely interesting to watch.
Another new character brought into the fold was Elektra portrayed by Elodie Yung. Personally, I found her character to be entertaining when she was on screen. However, that being said, I was never actually looking forward to her scenes. They weren’t bad, but compared to everything with The Punisher, Elektra seemed like more of a distraction rather than an actual story that needed to be followed.
This season of Daredevil is rated TV-MA just like Season 1. However, if they were translated to the MPAA rating system, Season 1 would be a hard PG-13. Season 2 would, without a doubt, be rated R. They did not pull any punches when it came to Bernthal’s Punisher. While there was a lot left to the imagination, in terms of violence, there was still enough to make it extremely graphic.
Sometimes it felt like the plot this season was biting off a bit more than it could chew. It was jumping back and forth between the stories revolving around The Punisher, and those revolving around Elektra. It got a bit complicated at times, and it was a little hard to follow, especially when it came to Elektra and the mysterious organization The Hand.
The costume design in this season was extremely well done. I enjoyed Daredevil’s new look immensely. It kept the basics of the costume from the end of last season while adding the classic red eyes from the comics. It translated really well off the pages. Also, I enjoyed the looks they gave Elektra and The Punisher. They seemed more functional rather that fashionable.
One of the standout things about Season 1 was the intro song and animation. Come Season 2, and that intro is still just as great. However, the theme song seemed to be incorporated into the series as an actual score more so this season. It worked really well, and it really added to the atmosphere that was built.
Season 2 of Daredevil is a great follow-up to the fantastic first season. It does get a little too complicated at times, and I wasn’t a big fan of Electra. However, Jon Bernthal’s take on The Punisher was awesome! I really hope that they decide to give him his own series after this. It wasn’t quite as good as Season 1, but it was still great!
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