The defining series of Netflix's Marvel efforts has been Daredevil, the character has anchored their part of the universe and at this point seems to be their grand finale. This is one hell of a season with surprising twists, shocking moments and all the darkness you want to see from this character. It's a balancing act of hope and despair as Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) is in a horrible state after the events of The Defenders. Things are not good as he's in rough shape and doesn't really have his high tier hearing abilities. With that, it really holds back his full potential as the Daredevil.
This season is about pushing forward despite many setbacks and once again trying to find a way to do the right thing. Matt has lost most of his faith and it'll take many key moments to get this character back on the righteous path. Luckily he's once again joined by close friends Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) and Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) that both give their best in-universe performances here. Despite his best efforts to keep these two away they continue to get tangled into a deadly game against the cunning and menacing Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio). Another character that truly delivers here with pure terror and a strong desire to win. There are others as this season does tie many things up, but this is the core crew.
While Fisk is a grand threat, that's not the only problem for Dardevil as another possibly deadlier individual has entered the situation. This man rarely misses and is one of the greatest threats any of the characters have ever come across. On top of that, this is one determined man with little to lose and just slightly lacking enough composure for professionalism. The themes are deep, as are the plot twists that truly surprise.
This really does provide a stunning conclusion in more ways than anticipated as regular people battle it out for their belief's within a small corner of a heroes’ world. It's brutal, dark and hits the next notch of intensity over anything this series has presented in the past. The acting here was superb by all individuals and the problems each of the large cast had mattered. You could even see reasoning behind why certain actions were taken and another newcomer with a balance of good and darkness creeping upon him was so good. There's excellent pacing, the episodes flew by in an easy binge and this was great.
Daredevil Season 3 is a stunning showcase of what can be done with the darker side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a perfect chapter in this character's story. This really was an amazing watch that wasted no time and aimed to provide characters that mattered. There were important themes and it went all out in bringing true brutality.
The core connections of the villains and their problems in comparison to what Daredevil was trying to achieve was great. There were twists, a sense of realism and so many shocking moments along the way. It kept to the core values of the lead and presented his close friends in their best appearances across this Netflix mini universe of Marvel. Everything tied up well and if this is the end it was a good way to conclude things.
Daredevil Season 3 Review at Home with Streamed Viewing
Screening was Provided by Netflix (1st six episodes)