I know, I know, I just ripped off “Waiting on Wednesday”, but I couldn’t decide on a title, so I went with the obvious. If you can come up with something better, I’d love to hear it. I have “What are you Watching Wednesday” or “Wednesday Watching” or “It’s Wednesday! What are you watching?” (JK) rolling around in my head, but I don’t know what to call this thing that may or may not turn into a weekly thing.
The point of Watching on Wednesday is to talk about our current TV/Movie obsessions, be they out now or coming soon or a throwback. I figure there are plenty of book features like this, so why not have one for TV and Movies?
This week, my watching obsession is: Daredevil
No, not the Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner version. The gritty new Netflix series that showed up this month with little to no fanfare. It’s super violent, so just a warning for the squeamish among us, but otherwise, it’s an awesome new superhero show, on the darker side of CW’s Arrow. So far there’s no nudity/sex (might change later) and while there’s language, it’s not so frequent that it’s all you hear. As far as I can tell, the TV-MA rating is because of the violence.
Charlie Cox (whom I have loved since Stardust) plays Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer by day, (still blind) crime fighting vigilante by night. I love that he’s so different from the normal superheroes (Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropists), and he’s a very likable character. It does seem pretty ridiculous that he could fight the wiliest ninja without being able to see, but hey, this is a superhero show, so what are you doing here if you can’t suspend your disbelief? The rest of the good guys are very likable, and there’s even a budding romance that has developed in an interesting manner.
Creepy mob/mafia villains who are NOT afraid to get their hands dirty (and by dirty I mean bloody) and one blind superhero with superhuman senses and ninja skills? Lets hope this one sticks around.