We gave a pretty positive review for Daredevil in our article about the awesome superhero series. We’re excited to see more from it, and we want to point out a few of the game changers the Daredevil introduced to the superhero genre.
First of all, Daredevil proved that there is an adult market for superhero movies and TV shows. If you’re a parent letting your kids watch this gritty, horrific and adult superhero series, you’re making a mistake. The themes, the violence, and even the filming style is all geared towards an older, more mature audience. And the success of this series proved that there is such a market.
Secondly, it proved that the formula for superhero shows doesn’t have to be the same thing over and over again. Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have to appeal to their network. Meaning they have their focus on making money, extending the story to meet the episode quota, and creating sometimes useless or conflicting drama to make things more interesting. y being on Netflix where the popular crowd usually binge watches everything, Daredevil was able to focus on story structure, and keep that focus throughout. There are no pointless or useless episodes you can skip. It is all important, and all enjoyable.
Three, Daredevil opens up a new, diverse market. Marvel is doing a great job of showcasing all of the superhero work is has done. Big Hero 6, Guardians of the Galaxy, these are stories that not many people have heard of, sitting on the edge of the Marvel universe. By focusing on these as well as Daredevil, more people are interested in what Marvel has to offer, and what other superheroes have potential.
Fourth, Daredevil is a stand alone, but can potentially mix with the Avengers. Daredevil is taking careful steps to establish Daredevil, make him important, while leaving it open for his inclusion into later series. Unfortunately DC has often mishandled this, with Smallville, Flash, and Arrow, creating useless TV series that will be snuffed out by a big screen movie.