REVIEW: Daredevil – “Cut Man”

I'm Jeffrey Rex Episode Review - Daredevil - Cut ManMarvel’s Daredevil is a new Netflix show from the same universe as the Avengers films. Expect spoilers for every review this season, though I’m going to try to limit spoilery details. “Cut Man” is the second episode of the first season, and in it we learn a lot about what kind of man Matt’s father is, as well as being introduced to Claire Temple.

With the opening episode being so darn entertaining, I expected somewhat of a dip in performance in “Cut Man” – boy was I wrong. The second episode is much stronger than the first one, and that’s due to the character shown by John Patrick Hayden’s Jack Murdock, the fantastic performance by Rosario Dawson, as well as amazing fight sequences.

“There are other ways to see”

“Cut Man” has three stories running through it. The A-story is about how Daredevil has been ambushed, and needs to be taken care of by nurse Claire Temple. The B-story is a series of flashbacks involving Jack Murdock’s decision to go against the people demanding a loss from him. And the C-story is about how Karen Page is afraid of Hell’s Kitchen, her home, and the dark corners of life.

Rosario Dawson was fantastic in this episode, and her character was perfectly intriguing. I liked how Matt was sort of open in their chats. Meanwhile, I found Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page to be rather charming, as she went out with Foggy Nelson.

I loved how Temple revealed how the word is getting around town, that people know of a vigilante in a black mask. This show isn’t pulling any punches, and I love it for that.

This show is rivaling any and every superhero show on TV right now, as the fight sequences shown in this episode were amazing, riveting, and spectacular.

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