The Man Without Fear took center stage in Netflix's Daredevil in 2015. Little did the streamer or Marvel Television know then that this would become the definitive adaptation of the character and successfully launch a shared universe in the process.
Daredevil was nothing like its Marvel Studios counterparts on the big screen or Marvel TV counterparts on the small one. It was set in a world that could have been loosely seen as the MCU but one that was very much its own thing. It was dark, gritty, and compelling in a way that set it apart from every other show in its genre.
That first season, which charted the saga between Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk, was nothing short of spectacular, with Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio delivering absolutely astounding performances. Daredevil was always an intense watch but one that you couldn't - and didn't want to! - draw your eyes away from.
It also enjoyed the most successful run of the Netflix shows, delivering three seasons which all maintained the high standard it began with. The show was a work of art, perfection, and we're all so very glad that it existed.
I can't wait to see Cox and D'Onforio return in Daredevil: Born Again but boy does that show have its work cut out for it if it wants to live up to the incredible reputation of this one. What a masterpiece.