Monday, October 29, 2018

Daredevil Season 3 Review (Spoilerish)

By Corey "Salty Truth" Floyd

Season 3 is the long-awaited follow-up from The Fallout of the Defenders series which I am very glad to say will never come back. With Netflix's recent announcement of the cancellation of Iron Fist and Luke Cage I was very skeptic on how to feel about this upcoming season but luckily the first two seasons were absolutely excellent. Well, excellent in comparison to the one good season out of two from Iron Fist, and one-and-a-half good seasons out of Luke Cage. I do believe we have the Punisher coming up in about the next month and a half so, for now, I'm just going to touch on this season of Daredevil and hold judgment on Mr. Castle.

Let’s get to it!
 Unlike Daredevil’s previous seasons, we're Foggy Karen and Matt were this great trio, they're quite scattered in this season. Foggy is working at his new law firm making big money, Karen has hit the ground running as a great reporter, and Matt is actually alleged to be dead. Karen still holds out hope as she still pays Matts and Foggy rent has tried to move on. If you waited till the last shot on the Defenders, you know that Matt Murdock is alive. He’s somewhat well at his church orphanage where he grew up. He’s currently suffering from his injuries of surviving an exploding building and now has complete loss of sight. I mean, he was blind before, but he could still see these weird strains of light, but now it seems that all he sees is darkness. His abilities have now evolved into a form of sonar, like another hero (cough Batman)

We also say hello again to the Kingpin played by The Unbelievable Vincent D'Onofrio who brings this odd socially awkward Crime Boss to the small screen. I say socially awkward because there are times that make me think his version of The Kingpin is on the spectrum of autism. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing it just adds a new layer to the character. We did see him in a few scenes in season two since he was in prison with Frank Castle. Now we return to Kingpin as the main focus. He has some new plans as he cuts deals with the FBI, takes down competition, and tries to get out of prison and bring his lovely girlfriend Vanessa, who hasn't been seen since season one, back home. The Kingpin is basically a snitch for the Feds, he gets his own security detail which includes Dex, played by young actor Wilson Bethel. Dex is Bullseye. They gave Bullseye a very interesting backstory, and you almost went to feel bad for him, but you don't.

There's a lot of psychology going on in this season. there's a lot of moments where Matt Murdock is literally having a mental conversation with The Kingpin or with his father. Kingpin uses this to get into the mind of Dex so he can mold him into the soldier he wants. It's damn good television.

The next segment has Spoilers Ahead!!!
Fisk turns Dex into his own Daredevil. His personal hitman. As the Show reveal Dex was born a messed up parentless child. They aren't that Different Matt and Dex. The real difference I will let you figure out. It was one of the wildest three-way fights I've seen on television. It was awesome. It was amazing. And, it ended with Daredevil winning! Oh, and, Bullseye gets his back broken which happened in the comic book, so double points for Netflix! Triple points because one of the ending scenes had Bullseye on an operator's table being worked on by doctor Oyama. If you are a comic book head you know that dr. Oyama is the guy behind Wolverine's adamantium. Bullseye's new spine is coated with that real shit, son.
 Now in the show, he could not call the material adamantium because the Disney-Fox deal won't be solidified until January 1st, 2019 so maybe after the reboot, it can be called adamantium, Maybe they will also be able to introduce mutants cause you can't do Oyama without mutants!! the future is very weird for Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. There's already been an announcement that a Heroes for Hire TV show will be coming out on Hulu since Hulu biggest owner is  Disney. Who's to say that Disney just won't convince Netflix to pack everything up and walk away we've already taken half of it Thanos Style. To be perfectly honest I'm very pissed at the way they canceled Luke Cage. Days before the season 3 premiere of Daredevil and it on such a wild note now for that note to never continue is a personal travesty that I'm just going to have to deal with.  Who's to say it won't happen again with Daredevil or Punisher? Maybe its time for Marvel and Netflix to part ways before more feelings are hurt having good storytelling go to waste.

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