TV Review: Daredevil S2E6 Regrets Only
Marvel and Netflix‘s Daredevil has started to waver a bit in this sixth episode as the series shifts from Hells Kitchen to a grander story. While some of the episode is great, the Punisher story, the plot with Elektra so far is rather silly.
The Elektra plot so far is interesting in that it involves the big evil corporation that is Roxxon and whom we’ve seen mentioned in various Marvel films. But, it also is taking Matt/Daredevil out of his part of New York where I think he does really well. Putting him on a bigger stage somehow takes some of the realism out of the show. It feels odd a rather big diversions from what we’ve seen up to this point.
What is good is the Punisher plot. He’s facing a trial and it’s a question as to who his best legal representation is. Enter Nelson and Murdock and this is where things get good. There’s clearly a conspiracy afoot, and while the action up to this point is quick, this unraveling of that is much slower. It brings the “law” aspect into the series. And, so far that’s its strongest aspect. The “People vs Frank Castle” looks to be the highlight of the series.
It also is bringing up the issue of balancing a personal life with being a super hero, something that will likely be a bigger deal down the road. But, the series is showing its cracks a bit here.
Overall rating: 7.45