In 2015, it’s almost hard to imagine a time when comic book super heroes were taboo in film. Marvel having not be satisfied with just film has been recently setting their sights on the TV space. Starting first with Agents of Shield, a show about a government agency which often works closely with Marvel’s current heroes. Agents of Shield received a lukewarm reception at best. That reception changed after its tie in with the movie Captain America: The Winter Solider. Marvel has fully realized the value of its shared universe and continues to cultivate it in many meaningful ways. Marvel’s latest cultivation manifested itself in a partnership with Netflix to launch a darker, grittier and more adult-themed series: DareDevil.
DareDevil follows the story of a Hell’s Kitchen native named Matt Murdock. Murdock was involved in a chemical accident at a young age that resulted in his blindness. However, as a result of losing this one sense, his remaining senses all became superhuman. These enhanced senses allow him to perceive the world much sharper than a normal person with all 5 senses. Murdock’s connection to his neighborhood is intense, choosing to initially defend it by day as a lawyer and by night as a crime fighting vigilante.