POSSIBLE LIGHT SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T WATCHED YET. IF THERE ARE ANY OF THOSE LEFT.
I know, I'm supposed to be finishing up Ultraviolet but I have gotten completely sidetracked with Netflix's Daredevil. I haven't been totally binge-watching it - limiting myself to two or three episodes a night because (1) it lasts longer that way and (2) I fall asleep if I try to stay up longer than that. I feel not binge-watching it probably is a good thing too: I just love it but it is extremely violent and quite often graphic. I'm talking on-purpose self-impalement through the eye and pulpy decapitation via repeated car door slams, in particular. I don't think these two instances were necessarily gratuitous because in the first example, it showed how scary the Kingpin is that a minion would rather off himself gruesomely than deal with the aftermath of betraying the boss; and in the second, the character doing the decapitating has, up until this point, been remarkably smooth and controlled and the sudden switch is all the more terrifying.
I think Daredevil is very well cast. It's grim and dark (both literally and emotionally/figuratively) and yet still human and funny. Some of the action/fight scenes are simply amazing, including this one spectacular one-take shot with Matt Murdock vs. many, many Russians in a long corridor. I've seen up through E8 and am hoping to get through the rest of the season this weekend. Avengers ... Ultron is just going to have to wait.
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