DAREDEVIL (2015) TV Review
The Netflix original series Marvel’s Daredevil returns with the highly anticipated second season of its epic live-action adventure series (season 1 of Marvel’s Daredevil is now streaming). The second season debuts amidst the release of the Netflix original Marvel’s Jessica Jones, the upcoming Marvel’s Luke Cage and future release of Marvel’s Iron Fist,all leading up to the teaming of the main characters in Marvel’s The Defenders to premiere only on Netflix. The action-drama will premiere with thirteen (13) one-hour episodes.
Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the superhero “Daredevil” in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil) is joined by a stellar cast including Jon Bernthal (Frank Castle), Elodie Yung (Elektra), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple), and Scott Glenn (Stick).
Marvel’s Daredevil is Executive Produced by series Co-Showrunners Marco Ramirez (“Sons Of Anarchy”, “Fear The Walking Dead”) and Douglas Petrie (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer”, “American Horror Story”), along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Jessica Jones”), who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television.
There can be doubt that there is a connection between the Daredevil story line and the Suffering Servant of the Hebrew scriptures (Isaiah 53) which Christians used to claim Jesus as the predicted messiah. Jews, however, view the text as a reference to Israel itself.
For Christians, being despised, mocked, beaten, and dying on a cross made Jesus the Suffering Servant. And this is mirrored in Daredevil. I have produced a short video showing this Daredevil/Jesus connection.
Job 4:8: “My experience shows that those who plant trouble and cultivate evil will harvest the same.”
Galatians 6:7: “Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.”
Daniel 5:27: “…you have been weighed on the balances and have not measured up.”
John 10:10: “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”
Luke 17:2: “It would be better to be thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around your neck than to cause one of these little ones to fall into sin.”
2 Corinthians 5:10: “For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.”
Isaiah 53:3: “He was despised and rejected—
a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief.
We turned our backs on him and looked the other way.
He was despised, and we did not care.”