It’s just three days away until Daredevil Season 2!! All 13 episodes will be out on Netflix on Friday, March 18 at 12:01 PST. It’s actually two weeks earlier than the air date of the first season which was released on April 10, 2015. It wasn’t until about a month later that my hubby and I finished all 13 episodes but once we’re done, we couldn’t wait for more!
Well, after nearly a year, that day is just around the corner! The latest trailer just dropped and it wets my appetite even more!
I’m just in the process writing my review of Jessica Jones‘ season 1 and I don’t think it’d be a huge spoiler to say there’s a connection between these two Netflix superhero series. I was literally screaming at my tv when I saw one of Daredevil‘s characters made an appearance!
Season 2 synopsis:
Just when Matt (Charlie Cox) thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios. Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.
Where season 1 left off
It ended on an optimistic note but still left plenty of uncertainties for resident of Hell’s Kitchen. The scary big dude Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) managed to escape custody in the finale but thankfully Daredevil was able to corner him and so he’s now in prison.
I thought that white wall thing in his cell for him to stare at is quite hilarious. Murdock and his BFF/law partner Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) put up a new sign outside their law office, and now Foggy is fully aware of his best friend’s nightly activities as a crime fighter.
New adversaries for Matt Murdock…
I thought that Wilson Fisk was a pretty scary adversary but sounds like we ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Jon Bernthal has joined the cast as Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher, who’ll come to Hell’s Kitchen to deliver his own brand of justice. Whilst Matt typically incapacitate the criminals but left them alive, Frank didn’t seem to have any qualms finishing them off any way he could. And Bernthal sure have the physicality and grit that made him truly menacing. I actually haven’t seen any film version of The Punisher, there just hasn’t been any worth checking out to be honest. But THIS version looks pretty darn cool and I’d welcome a spinoff of his character which is currently in the works. Just like Batman vs Superman though, I think these foes will eventually join forces against a common enemy, not sure who that’ll be.
Here’s a featurette of Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance descend into Hell’s Kitchen. He is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood.
I’ve also got the good fortune of not having seen the Daredevil movie w/ Batfleck aka Ben Affleck, nor the spinoff Elektra starring his current ex Jennifer Garner. I only know that Elektra has a romantic history w/ Matt Murdock, which naturally sex things up a lot. Daredevil’s former flame is now played by a French actress Elodie Yung whose exotic looks goes well with her dangerous martial arts badassery.
… but the old gang are back again
I LOVE all of the supporting cast of Daredevil and they all have interesting character arc that serve the overall narrative.
I love both female characters in season 1, Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) and Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll). I’m especially excited for Claire and hope that there’ll be more scenes between him and Matt. They certainly have a pretty scorching chemistry but most of the action involves nurse Claire stitching up Matt after a bloody fight. Hopefully there’ll be more interactions between her and Foggy & Karen, too as they’re the only ones who know about Matt’s secret identity.
Karen’s an intriguing character in her own right, as she’s more than just a legal help in Nelson & Murdock law firm. I’d love to see a bit more of her backstory in season 2, hopefully it isn’t lost in the battle between Matt and his two new formidable foes.
The scene where she shot Fisk’s right-hand man Wesley was unexpected but a welcome story arc for her. There was a hint of romance between him and Matt in the first season, so maybe there’ll be more of that in season 2? I just hope there’s no love triangle (or even quadruple??) nonsense and it’s rarely handled well and it almost always comes out corny. Must be nice being Charlie Cox though, having not one or two but three potential love interests in a single show, wow!
Well, I’m gonna end it with this photo of Nelson & Murdock legal team, now this is a law firm I can totally get behind. Friday can’t come soon enough. For sure I know what I’ll be watching this entire weekend!
So are you anticipating Daredevil Season 2?
23 thoughts on “Counting down to Netflix’s Daredevil season 2!”
Oh, yes. Can’t wait for Friday to get here.
YAY! Glad to hear we’ll be watching the same series this weekend 😀
Yeah I can’t wait to watch season 2 either but I’ll probably have to wait until I get a new projector before watching it. This show is very cinematic and needs to be seen on a big screen!
As for The Punisher, yeah avoid the recent films, but if you’re curious, do check out Dolph Lundgren’s version from the early 90s. It’s very low budget but decent action film, much better than the ones came out in 2000s. But this The Punisher on this show looks great.
Yeah it’d be great to see this on the big screen, alas that’s not possible for a tv series. I wonder if Netflix should consider buying some theater chain so they can show their own shows on the big screen? I’d think they might be able to make some money?
In any case, I don’t know if I want to see the Lundgren’s version, ahah, I bet it’s very campy. But yeah, it’d be cool to see a Jon Benthal version of the character on the big screen!
I’m hoping that when the series is done, Netflix will make it into a movie! I mean they’re planning to spend at least $5bil on original content, they have enough cash to make a movie out of it.
You know what, Lundgren’s Punisher was pretty dark for its time. It was just a very low budget production, I believe it’s produced by an Australian company. I thought it’s very entertaining compare to some other comic book based films at that time. But the ones that came out in the 2000s were quite atrocious, avoid them at all cost!
Thanks for the reminder. With everything going on it somehow slipped my mind that Dardevil Season 2 is only days away. I heard the critics who have watched some episodes already are singing high praises for The Punisher and Elektra. I’ve also never seen a Punisher movie, I know Jon Bernthal will bring the intensity. Yes, more Claire would be great, I heard she’ll make appearances in Luke Cage series too.
Hi Eddie! I had been anticipating this for ages, I thought it’d be in April but glad it’s sooner. I finally finished Jessica Jones, took me 2.5 months, ahah. I haven’t read any reviews of season 2 yet but glad to hear the high praise. I LOVE Claire and yes, I’d love to see her more in this one and the Luke Cage one. Do you know when that’s supposed to air?
I’m looking forward to your review on Jessica Jones. I really liked Luke Cage in it so I’m extra pumped for his own series. I heard it will be out this Sept. Sounds a little ways away but time will fly. 😀
Hi Eddie, I’ve got about halfway done w/ my review. It’s actually a top 10 list 😉 It’ll go up sometime tonight, just before season 2 of Daredevil drops. Hope you’ll stop by then!
I have vacation starting on the 21st.
If anyone spoils any of this for me, there will be retribution.
Ahah, I’ll be sure not to do that! But then again I don’t post spoilers or if I do I make sure to give fair warning 😉
I’ve finished House of Cards, so ready to start with a new season of something and since I loved the first season I’ll be patient till Friday 🙂
Hey Nostra! Good for you that you finished House of Cards. It took me so long just to finish Jessica Jones w/ 13 eps, I’m so slow w/ tv series. But yes, can’t wait for Daredevil!!
Hahaha, I did House of Cards in probably 4 days. It would have been less if my wife hadn’t joined in about halfway….but it was fun watching it together. She got into it quickly even though she hadn’t seen anything else.
Yeah I know most people can binge on shows better than I do. I can only handle up to 3 episodes a day, the only time we’ve done that was w/ Daredevil. So maybe I can finish season 2 in 2 weeks, but that’s being hopeful 🙂
Yesssss! Can’t wait. It took me months to actually jump aboard the Daredevil wagon but I’m looking forward to Season 2. I still haven’t finished Jessica Jones though – really need to fix that!
I love your enthusiasm Allie!! High five! How many episodes have you seen of Jessica Jones? It took me a while to finish it too but glad that I did, the finale was great and made you want to see more!
Oh Christ. 11 months since the first season and I still didn’t have the time to finish it. i like it all right, it’s certainly a refreshing approach in Marvel but damn, is life and fangirling over Harrison get in the way. I’m excited for Punisher – I think Hardy wanted to play him but the network couldn’t afford him or there were scheduling conflicts so we are getting Joe instead but he impressed me in Me, Earl and the Dying Girl so I’m psyched. Not sure about that actress who plays Elektra, though. do watch Daredevil with Affleck – it’s an absolute laugh riot!
Ahah, I thought I was the slowest in catching up w/ tv shows!! Yes I totally know what you mean. I mean my script is suffering now since I’ve been crushing on Sam Riley, all I want to do is watch his movies or make gifs of him, ahah, so I know you can relate 🙂
Yeah I think it’d be cool to see Hardy but Bernthal is good and he’s not as recognizable which would benefit the role more I think. I might give the Affleck Daredevil a watch one day, like you said, for the laughs!
I have yet to jump on the bandwagon. However, this looks like a perfect time to do it.
Never too late to jump in Henry! If you’re a fan of comic-book films you shouldn’t be disappointed!
I am very excited and I can imagine Jon Bernthal being a great Punisher. He does scary in a psychotic way very well.
Hi Abbi! I’ve only seen him in a couple of things but liked him in both. I think he is effortlessly menacing which helps for this character.