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#8. Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2


Live-Action Television Series

Release Date

March 18, 2016


Directors: Phil Abraham, Marc Jobst, Peter Hoar, Floria Sigismondi, Andy Goddard, Ken Girotti, Michael Uppendahl, Stephen Surjik, Euros Lyn

Writers: Douglas Petrie, Marco Ramieriz, Mark Verheiden, John C. Kelley, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Sneha Koorse, Luke Kalteux, White Anderson, Whit Anderson

Creator: Drew Goddard

Cast: Charlie Cox as Matt Murcock / Daredevil, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Franklin “Foggy” Nelson, Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle / The Punisher, Elodie Yung as Elektra Natchios, Stephen as Blake Tower, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk / Kingpin

The Reason It’s Great

Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 was a great story arc, but Season 2 inches just above it. With an origin story out of the way, Season 2 had the Man Without Fear going up against the Hand and reuniting with Elektra. As a bonus, fans finally got the perfect Punisher after years of mishandling the character by other studios.

The absence of Wilson Fisk leaves a power vacuum in Hell’s Kitchen. As various gangs fight for power, Daredevil investigates a lone vigilante—known as the Punisher—who’s violently taking them out. Meanwhile, Matt’s ex-girlfriend, Elektra Natchios, manipulates him into a deadly war.

When Stick returns, Matt learns about the Hand and Elektra’s true nature. Matt’s day job as an attorney has him looking into Frank Castle and the reasons for his killing spree.

If you thought Season 1 was exciting and well-plotted, Season 2 takes the same formula and ups it exponentially. The original cast returns in top form, but Jon Bernthal’s haunting performance as the Punisher steals the show.