I’ve only watched the first episode so far, but wow, I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would. I had low expectations because I’m not a fan of what Marvel has been producing on TV – I don’t like Agents of SHIELD, and although Agent Carter was more interesting because of the setting, it was so boring I didn’t watch the entire season. I also don’t like the production on these shows, they feel so TV – it’s not to say that Flash/Arrow don’t look like TV shows, but they have a nicer crisp production to them. But Daredevil is just fantastic, in terms of casting, the story so far, and the way it’s shot – way more gritty and better art directed than all those other shows. We’ll see how the rest of the season pans out, but so far I think I may like this even more than Flash/Arrow (and I’m a huge fan of those shows).
This is pretty much exactly what I wanted as a companion show to Arrow – something that is lighter and funner, but still feels at home in the “universe” that is being created for Arrow. Sure, the pilot is a bit too backstory heavy, but that’s what you’d expect from a pilot, and I’m quite looking forward to seeing how the series moves along. It’s off to a good start at least, and makes me not regret having given up on Agents of SHIELD yet again.
As I wrote before, I really didn’t like this series when it started, but then when the season was over I kept hearing that it got good, so I binged it, and I did indeed end up liking it – it gets good from the last third of the season. Season 2 has just started, and although you can see they are trying to set up some things, the first episode wasn’t really interesting at all. I was excited about the addition of Lucy Lawless, but she’s not given anything interesting to do here. I’ll give it a few episodes, but right now I’m feeling like I’ll be better served by just sticking to Arrow and Flash.