Review: 'Marvel's Daredevil' Season 1 Brings Us as Close to 'The Wire' as Marvel Can Get

April 10, 2015 11:41 PM

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Superhero tales, these days, tend to fall into two categories: origin stories or sequels. And Marvel's "Daredevil," launching today on Netflix, does not escape that trap; especially because it's not just the story of how Matt Murdock, blind and orphaned, became Hell Kitchen's guardian angel, but the kick-off for an entire multi-series franchise of shows drawn from the rich universe of Marvel Comics.

Yet the show is full of surprises, and not just a few shocking deaths and character choices (which are in abundance over the course of the first season). But overall, "Daredevil" proves fully committed to creating a world outside the Marvel universe, one racked with crime, corruption and a few good ...

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