Marvel's Daredevil, the first of four 13-episode television series' that The House Of Ideas is producing with Netflix, hit the world this past Friday like one of ol' Hornhead's trusty billy clubs to a mugger's face. That is to say, it hit hard.
The internet and social media were set ablaze almost instantly, with the vast majority of viewers being caught off-guard by just how good the series was. In fact, it wasn't only good; it was great, and fans have been hungrily devouring each episode with glee.
While it certainly helped that Daredevil had some level of name recognition to the general public, thanks to (or perhaps, in spite of) the much-maligned 2003 movie starring Ben Affleck, the series makes every effort to differentiate itself from that interpretation.
This vision of The Man Without Fear is tied in to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but in a completely unique way. The show is dark, gritty and aimed squarely at adults; a far cry from the excellent, but mostly family-friendly fare that Marvel has served up so far. And it's a triumph.
Whenever the credits roll on episode 13 of Daredevil, chances are that most viewers will recognize it as an extremely good superhero adaptation. This article, however, will make the case that there has never been a better comic book show on TV, with this modern masterpiece eclipsing even the likes of Arrow, The Flash and The Walking Dead.