Grumpy Bird Reviews: Daredevil S02E03: New York’s Finest

The end of the last episode left me wanting a dialogue between Frank and Matt. This episode delivers. Boy does it deliver.

daredevilartDaredevil S02E03: New York’s Finest

director: Marc Jobst

writer: Mark Verheiden

Netflix

Quick Review:

Another great episode. We get some more building of Faggy and Karen and the over all world. Grim with little pockets of hope and allies. But the big event is the Talk between Punisher and Daredevil. And the fight scene. What a fight scene. These three episodes have been fantastic.

Spoilers Lurk Below

Analysis:

Remember how great that hallway fight was in the first season of Daredevil. So do the makers of Daredevil. This is an obvious call back to that fight, not that there is anything wrong with that. Also, they added in stairs. Lots of stairs. And more fighting. Plus, they are keeping Matt getting tired from fighting. Such a nice touch.

They talk was also quite good. I’ll be honest I didn’t expect them to pull from the Ennis punisher run by having Daredevil chained up with a difficult choice to make. Its neat to see how the main character adds in little changes to the scene. When it was in Punisher’s book, Punisher came away with a win. Here, well, probably a draw since Daredevil didn’t shot Frank, but the criminal still got shot. Somehow Daredevil still arguably failing fits perfectly in the show.

Also, I love it when Rosario Dawson shows up. And I am liking Foggy nelson more and more. They are going out of their way to make him a likable, effective talker. And with Foggy going out of his way to protect Matt, my spider-sense is all a-tingle that Foggy is going to get in great danger this season. Maybe from a sai- wielding assassin?

Speaking of which, if there is one aspect of the show that I am nervous about it is the entrance of Elektra and possibly the Hand. With roughly one-quarter of the show done there has been no mention of the Yakuza or ninjas or Elektra. Not that there needs to be a rush to it, but I also don’t want it to come out of nowhere. I’ve got faith, but I am ready to see the ball rolling.

Wrap Up:

The first three episodes have been absolutely terrific. I’m really excited to see this season shape up. So many directions it could pivot at this point. It’s going to be hard not to rush through them. Even pausing long enough to write a review was tough.

Other Daredevil Season 2 Reviews:

Daredevil S02e01: Bang

Daredevil S02e02: Dogs to a Gunfight

Daredevil S02e03: New York’s Finest

Daredevil S02e04: Penny and Dime

Daredevil S02e05: Kinbaku

Daredevil S02e06: Regrets Only

Daredevil S02e07: Semper Fidelis

Daredevil S02e08: Guilty as Sin

Daredevil S02e09: Seven Minutes in Heaven

Daredevil S02e10: The Man in the Box

Daredevil S02e12: The Dark at the End of the Tunnel

Daredevil S02e13: A Cold Day in Hell’s Kitchen


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