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Posted 12 April 2015 - 12:42 PM
Just finished ep.5 last night.
The show is visually brutal at times, which is only heightened by tremendously done but disgusting sound FX full of snaps and splooshy meatbag noises. My wife and I have looked away both voluntarily and involuntarily at times. Gore aside; the action is well done, the drama feels honest and the show allows itself moments of much needed levity to break up the intensity.
I feel that this show so far is getting DareDevil as right as TAS got Batman right.
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Posted 12 April 2015 - 02:25 PM
Agree about the SFX, I cringed at the end of episode 2 and the scene in ep. 3 when the guy
Posted 14 April 2015 - 07:27 PM
I like it, it's a well balanced show... but he doesn't really do anything Daredevil-y. I mean, he jumps out of a window once. But mostly he seems like Punisher without guns and heightened senses.
Anyway, I like the actor they chose for Murdock. He can be brooding but likable... dark, but you never question that he's a hero.
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Posted 14 April 2015 - 09:23 PM
I haven't finished the season yet, but Netflix has updated their image for the show with DD in his red horned outfit. I dunno if it appears this season, but I'd guess yeah. It looks good but an odd thing happened when I saw it... I missed the black mask. LOL The complete covering of the eyes being gone specifically got me. I've really grown to like that clean line.
Posted 17 April 2015 - 03:52 PM
There was a lot of it that was very Whedon-esque, in a good way. I felt like I was really being set up for a story as opposed to something like Agents of Shield where I've just been set up for a typical 1990s syndicated adventure show. I had low expectations because of my dislike of AoS, but this blew me away.
Posted 17 April 2015 - 04:25 PM
If/when we get more I am hoping the episode count stays low like this. Had this been a full season on TV then we'd have between 7-10 more episodes, but it'd be more filler or dragged out.
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Posted 19 April 2015 - 04:42 AM
Couldn't agree more, THT.
The 13 episodes were just about perfect. Never felt rushed, never felt padded.
In fact, the whole series was just about perfect. I can't say this was the best thing ever, but you have to give bigtime credit to a series that does so many things right, and so consistently.
Liked a ton of characters, but Vincent D'Onofrio kind of stole the show for me; he was like a living breathing drawing. One hope: that they emphasize his intelligence and political/networking skills in any future installments, as it would kinda help explain how he became so powerful.
Afraid to analyze/critique too much more at this time, since a lot of people are only a few episodes in. Finish the series, people!
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