For reasons that are not overly important, I do not have Netflix. As a result, I have been waiting to watch Daredevil. I have more than enough television that I can wait until it will be released on Blu-Ray. I have patience. I can wait.
This is what I told myself Saturday morning. How was I to know that by Saturday night I would have watched almost half of them. I guess I have to thank (or perhaps curse) my friend.
To be fair, my friend is a pretty serious Daredevil fan. He has an extensive collection of the comics and at least a few figures. When he goes into comic shops, he utters the words “got it” way more than he sighs “need it.”
Having read this short bio, obviously, you can conclude that my friend has watched the whole series (I should probably let him write a guest blog review–he’s got some writing talent…I will have to think about this). I digress. As I was writing, my friend has obviously seen the whole series, but that did not dampen his enthusiasm to watch it again.
I must say that I liked it. It had a gritty feel to it without being completely contrived. It had great action without resorting to matrix like moves. It also had a hero who was vulnerable, resourceful and full of conviction. In today’s anti-hero world, that doesn’t always come through.
My friend was not only a great host (he supplied the beer and potato chips) but also an incredible asset while viewing. Watching it with my knowledgeable friend was like watching it with “pop-up video” like balloons. He knew even slight characters and could single out comic book references and divergent storylines.
My only problem is that I am only half done.