2015's Daredevil made audiences forget all about the 2003 Ben Affleck-fronted movie AND gave the MCU both the hero and villain it deserved. Adapting some of the darker comic storylines and character arcs while keeping the show within the MCU's wheelhouse was never going to be easy, but Drew Goddard (Bad Times at the El Royale) and co. did it with style and grace.
Daredevil follows blind lawyer Matt Murdock on his journey to becoming Daredevil, a vigilante hero who stalks the streets and rooftops of Hell's Kitchen dispensing justice and tracking down the criminals that Murdock can't take down in court.
From the beautiful, dripping, blood-red opening credits, to the well-rounded cast of characters and comic book favourites, to the cinematic filming style, the show was on to a winner from the beginning. Charlie Cox brought nuance and gravitas to the titular character that lost him other roles, while his opposite, Kingpin, was perfectly articulated in a typically chameleonic turn from Vincent D'Onofrio, delving deep into the character's idiosyncrasies and complex psyche.
The series may have been cancelled, but is there a better way to go than to have three near-immaculate seasons of gritty, character-driven superhero TV under your utility belt?
One never needs a reason to revisit Daredevil, but here are 25 just in case. How many characters, from regulars to blink-and-you'll-miss-'ems, can you name?