Marvel's Daredevil: Daredevil

The final episode of Daredevil opens with a funeral and the first ten minutes finds all of the show’s characters defeated. Fisk’s murder of Ben Urich has brought no relief from his anger, and the double punch of Vanessa’s poisoning and his mother being found has left him even more paranoid of his partners. With Gao…

Daredevil: The Ones We Leave Behind

In the penultimate episode of a show, the creators have to make a lot of moves to set up the season’s conclusion. In the case of “The Ones We Leave Behind,” the Daredevil writers have to begin paying off very methodically paced story developments and character arcs. The thematic crescendo of the closing can’t take…

Daredevil: The Path of the Righteous

The episode’s title, Path of the Righteous, sets up Matt’s journey in the final few episodes. After a disastrous attempt to kill Fisk, and another chat with his priest (which is handled less deftly than their last conversation) Matt realizes he can’t go on like he has. The fallout with his eruptive fight with Foggy…

Daredevil: Speak of the Devil

My first thoughts as this episode begins? THE HAND, SUCKER!! That is a full-on red clad ninja out to kill Daredevil. I knew Nobu was not just Yakuza. My second thought is, man I wish there was a Ninja Turtles movie like this. Mostly because the TMNT origin is based on Daredevil and every time…

Daredevil: Shadows in the Glass

Is the opening scene a metaphor for Fisk’s entire plan to rebuild the city? “You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs,” and all that? After a couple of intense episodes for ol’ Matt Murdock, Wilson Fisk once again takes center stage in one of the finest episodes of the season. The title…

Daredevil: Stick

If you think “Stick” is a weird episode that sort of comes out of nowhere, you’re probably not alone. Much of it feels like a setup for some future plot (whether that’s in season two, or in a later Netflix series like Iron Fist or Defenders). It deviates a lot from much of the criminal…

Daredevil: Condemned

Everyone in the episode “Condemned” is trapped. Fisk finds himself trapped in the fallout of his plan, frustrated with the possible complications with Madame Gao and his Chinese connections. Foggy and Karen are trapped in the hospital. Matt is trapped in the abandoned building with the dying Russian Vladimir. The Condemned title speaks well to Matt’s…

Daredevil – World on Fire

For all the talk of this show being dark, I find that there is still a sense of hope and optimism that things can improve, even when things look dark that works beneath the surface. This is especially apparent throughout this episode in the case of Foggy and Karen going above and beyond to assist…

Marvel's Daredevil: Into the Ring

The premiere episode of Daredevil works because it defies expectations of what a super hero show should be. It isn’t about the violence, or the gritty, darker themes the show is structured around. It’s because this show takes its time to set up its world and its characters before it throws you in to an…

'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' is Delightfully Weird

It’s a good thing NBC sold Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to Netflix. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s latest collaboration wouldn’t have lasted long on a network so desperate to catch CBS in the ratings that it’s decided that generic, watered down comedy is the way to go. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is anything but that. It’s amazing…

Cutting the Cord on Cable

Hypothetically speaking, let’s say that you’ve been paying roughly a car payment every month to a giant monopoly for most of your adult life to get internet, cable and phone service. It’s not implausible, right? Many of us have done it. Comcast, for example, currently has 21.7 million video subscribers but that number will rise to 30…

Bojack Horseman: What the hell did I just watch?

I logged onto Netflix a couple of weeks ago and saw their latest featured show: an animated comedy called Bojack Horseman. It’s a strange name, but it got me to click on it. The cast impressed me with the likes of Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, Allison Brie, Amy Sedaris, Paul F. Tompkins, and Patton Oswalt….