Author: Jeffrey Preston

Daredevil (2015) – A World on Fire

In anticipation of season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil, which comes out on Friday, March 18th, I’ve decided to share some of my thoughts on the first season. If you haven’t read them yet, I’d recommend checking out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4 of my blog series first. As with most reviews, the following may (read: definitely does) contain spoilers – consider yourself adequately warned. ***** The final element that stood out to me in the first season of Daredevil was the brief moment that we, the viewer, get to see the world from Matt’s point of view. Throughout the various comics...

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Daredevil (2015) – Sticking it to pity

In anticipation of season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil, which comes out on Friday, March 18th, I’ve decided to share some of my thoughts on the first season. If you haven’t read them yet, I’d recommend checking out Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3 of my blog series first. As with most reviews, the following may (read: definitely does) contain spoilers – consider yourself adequately warned. ***** An unfortunately common trope in representations of disability is the notion of the “crip mentor.” This is an underdeveloped disabled character who is introduced to the (newly) disabled main character to “show them the ropes.” Usually this character is overwhelmingly...

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Daredevil (2015) – Being a Murdock, not an inspiration

In anticipation of season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil, which comes out on Friday, March 18th, I’ve decided to share some of my thoughts on the first season. If you haven’t read them yet, I’d recommend checking out Part 1 & Part 2 of my blog series first. As with most reviews, the following may (read: definitely does) contain spoilers – consider yourself adequately warned. ***** At its core, Daredevil has always been a story about redemption and damnation, deeply imbued with Christic imagery. Christianity aside, though, Daredevil is really a story about a fighter (literally and figuratively) trying to right wrongs in his world. Unfortunately, too often this bends the story right...

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Daredevil (2015) – Dreaming of Sight

In anticipation of season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil, which comes out on Friday, March 18th, I’ve decided to share some of my thoughts on the first season. You can check out Part 1 of this series here. As with most reviews, the following may (read: definitely does) contain spoilers – consider yourself adequately warned. ***** All too common in stories about the disabled are those tear-jerking reveals about how the main character just wishes they could be normal again (gosh darnit). Unfortunately, the first episode of Netflix’s Daredevil falls to this trope as well. About halfway through the episode, Murdock explains to Karen during a...

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Daredevil (2015)

It’s an understatement to say I was pumped up for the latest Netflix adaptation of Daredevil. I love Daredevil. Even when I hate it. I’ve always had a complicated relationship with the Marvel hero, largely because of how the series relies on Matt Murdock’s blindness to hide his super alter ego. Despite the utter failure of the 2003 Ben Affleck adaptation monstrosity, I had hope for this series because comic superstars like Bendis and Waid have brought a much needed sophistication to the series in recent years. With season 2 afoot, I felt now was an appropriate time to share my thoughts on the first season...

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