TV Review: Daredevil S2E4 Penny and Dime

Daredevil Season 2 3Karen uncovers shocking facts about the Punisher, who finds himself hunted by a powerful force in Hell’s Kitchen. Daredevil ponders his next moves.

This second season of Marvel and Netflix‘s Daredevil is fascinating in that it feels like it’s compressing things in the story as it rockets along.

Yeah, this season is really moving along quick and the episode plugs along on two tracks. The Irish mob are gunning for the Punisher while Karen is trying to figure out the story as to who the man is.

I think what’s really impressive is that in both stories the episode adds lots to the character, some new, and some rather classic elements.

The weird John Wick side track aside, the episode is amazing in its brutality and how much blood it’s willing to show, possibly more than a previous show. And while the episode, and series, good revel in that gore, instead it gives us another twist about 30 minutes in where again the philosophies between Daredevil and the Punisher clash. The moment reminding me a lot of conversations between the Punisher and Spider-Man in classic meetings of the two in comics.

Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle/the Punisher delivers this episode embodying the stone cold killer, but also a family man whose lost, one who’s tortured by his experiences. Bernthal gives an amazing performance recounting the horror and eventually a man tired and broken.

The episode also has a scene that gives the upside down rain kiss of Spider-Man a run for its money.

The episode feels like it should be the end of the season, but it’s not even half way through. This should be interesting.

Overall rating: 8.65