It took me until now (finished it the other night) to watch all of season 2 of Daredevil, which pretty much tells you how I felt about it. I was a big fan of the first season, but it was pretty much because it centered on the fantastic portrayal of the Kingpin. Here, the only episodes that I really liked where the ones with his appearances, and they were too few to have a positive effect on the rest of the season. At first I was quite excited at the idea of the Punisher and Elektra being part of this, but Punisher feels wasted for most of the season, with all of the court stuff boring me to tears. Elektra was a bit more interesting, but for some reason I didn’t really find her to be like the character in the comics, which I like better. The Hand stuff was distracting because of the forced use of Japanese – not something most people would take notice, but if you understand Japanese, the bad pronunciation really took you out of it. All in all, I didn’t hate it, but it wasn’t at all as good as season 1.
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).