In recent years, Netflix has distributed multiple critically acclaimed Netflix-exclusive series; “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” are among the most popular.

 

Now, there’s a new series to get excited about: “Daredevil.”

 

The series premiered earlier this month and has been met with raving reviews. In fact, there’s already promise of a second season.

 

Charlie Cox starts as Matt Murdock, the blind lawyer-turned-hero, in "Daredevil." (vox-cdn.com)

Charlie Cox starts as Matt Murdock, the blind lawyer-turned-hero, in “Daredevil.” (vox-cdn.com)

Drew Goddard, who made his directorial debut with “The Cabin in the Woods,” created “Daredevil” for Netflix. Goddard brings the unique sense of darkness from “The Cabin in the Woods” into the world of “Daredevil,” specifically in Hell’s Kitchen; this is an area in the “Daredevil” world that is fraught with crime and gang-related violence. This is where the melancholy hero, Matt Murdock, seeks out his targets for vigilante justice.

 

You’ll have to check out for yourself why “Daredevil” has been so popular; it’s now the second most pirated show after “Game of Thrones.”

 

Like “Game of Thrones,” “Daredevil” has its fair share of fight scenes that are just as gripping as they are graphic, which represents a departure from norm for Marvel.

 

Though there have been a number of quality superhero shows in recent years, “Daredevil” is a refreshing change. It’s not as formulaic as most superhero shows and departs from what you’d expect from a superhero story.

 

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