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.
16 hours ago