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I largely enjoyed Daredevil, although I have my issues with it. Generally speaking, I think most of the plot beats they hit are spot-on and the character development is fantastic--with the noted exception that Matt seemed to grow down rather than up by the end of S2, IMO. However, I really struggle with the pacing, and there are episodes I've fallen asleep in front of but still managed to hit all the plot points. The episodes seem to go "5 minutes amazing character development"-"15 minutes of way too lengthy, gorey fight scene"-"10 minutes of people mumbling in the dark"-"5 minutes awesome plot twist-"10 more minutes of people mumbling in the dark"-"10 minute, too lengthy, gorey fight scene"-"satisfyingly written 5 minute denouement and setup for next episode."
I really want to walk into a scene in Daredevil and shout "WHY ARE YOU ALL WHISPERING????!!!!???"
Karen and Foggy are definitely MVPs, and overall the cast, both character writing wise and the actors who play them, are frikking amazing. I liked Matt in S1 and didn't like him in S2, and everyone else is awesome. I'm excited about Foggy working for Hogarth, and worried for him at the same time, because yes, I have seen Jessica Jones. :) (And I loved it.)
I found Jessica Jones also a tad slow at times (I think another issue is 60 minutes episodes are just too long) but overall better paced, and less plagued by people mumbling in the dark for a third of the episode. It was fantastic, and another show with incredible cast and characters.
Looking forward to Luke Cage 2, although I'd trade it for Jessica Jones Season 2 in a heartbeat.