Season two of “Marvel’s Daredevil” was released by Netflix on Friday, March 18th, 2016. As I write this, it is Monday, March 21st, 2016. I finished every episode on Saturday, because of course I did. If you thought season one was good, your mind is going to be blown.
Everything about the second season is great. The writing, the cinematography, the choreography, the casting, and on and on. It’s all top notch.
Season two, episode one kicks off with Daredevil taking down criminals. You know, doing what he does. Then the violence begins, and bodies start dropping. As I’m sure you can guess, Frank Castle (AKA The Punisher) is responsible for this explosion of crimson.
This time, Jon Bernthal plays The Punisher. I’ve always been confident he was going to do great, but I’m also a huge fan of Thomas Jane’s time spent playing the role (the game more than the movie). I didn’t think Bernthal was going to make me completely forget Jane existed, but he did.
He now is Frank Castle. Previous portrayals are irrelevant. That includes Dolph Lundgren, in case you’re wondering. It’s all about Jon Bernthal. He steals every single scene he’s in. He’s always doing something. It ranges from big monologues to small moments where he tells an entire story with his eyes. I can’t say enough good things about this performance.
If I try and really put words to it, I’ll be here all day. I think I’ve gotten over that Bernthal is phenomenal in his role. Time to move onto another person who brought new life to a familiar character: Elodie Yung as Elektra Natchios.
Yung didn’t exactly have the fiercest competition in her role. Jennifer Garner was solid, but her performance could be easily topped, as it was here. Of course, I can’t ignore the role that this show’s writing played in her overall performance. Elektra’s character arc is fantastic. She is a brutal assassin, hopeless romantic, spoiled child, reluctant hero, and even more.
Her relationship with Matt Murdock is consistently compelling, same as any scene involving The Punisher.
It’s very hard for me to say much more without filling this article with spoilers. So, we’re going to wind down. This doesn’t need to be a feature length piece, anyway.
The point was simply to remind those who haven’t watched the season, to get started already. You guys are really missing out. There’s something for everybody: love, action, sex, courtroom drama, gunfights, blood, superheroes, super-villains, cops, etcetera, etcetera.
When you’ve had your mind blown, come back and talk about it. For all those who have seen it already, hit the comment section, and let me know what you thought. Is Jon Bernthal also your favorite Punisher? Do you now have a crush on Elodie Yung, same as I do? Oh, and how badass were the fight scenes? Especially the one with the chain and pistol. Holy crap that was cool!
Anyway, as you can see, I’m hyped to talk it over. So, share your thoughts down below, and I’ll be back!
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