Marvel’s inaugural Netflix series delivers R-rated superhero fans exactly what they seem to want: brutality, scenes ripped from comic book splash pages, and minimal thoughtfulness. Charlie Cox stars as a blind Hell’s Kitchen lawyer who takes a crime insurgence into own hands under the guise of a sleek red devil. Season 1 pits “The Man Without Fear” against Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk, a classic villain with emotional tics, while the subsequent two seasons add more characters (The Punisher! Electra!) with shallower motivations (kicking ass! more kicking ass!). Like the rest of Netflix’s Marvel offerings, Daredevil was canceled, but it still has merit thanks to Cox’s charisma and chemistry with Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple

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