TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 3 (Netflix)

The devil of Hell’s Kitchen returns but is it Matt Murdock, Daredevil, or someone else. Season 3 of Daredevil picks right after the big battle from the Defenders. Matt has […]

The devil of Hell’s Kitchen returns but is it Matt Murdock, Daredevil, or someone else.

Season 3 of Daredevil picks right after the big battle from the Defenders. Matt has survived the cave in and wakes up in a bed in a church. He has been out of weeks and is taken care of by Father Lantom and Sister Maggie. While on the road to recovery, Matt decides that he no longer needs to be Matt Murdock. He feels that part of him is gone and there is only Daredevil, which causes him to sever ties with his previous life including Foggy and Karen.

Wilson Fisk, on the other hand, had a plan of his. Still wanted to reunite with Vanessa, Fisk agrees to turn states evidence. While on the way to a safe house, Fisk’s caravan is attacked. He is saved by FBI agent Benjamin Pointdexter. A man with a particular talent: Anything in his hands is a weapon and he never misses. Fisk takes notice and starts to manipulate Pointdexter. Fisk is able to break Pointdexter and have him confront Daredevil.

Good God, Daredevil is still the best out of the Marvel Netflix shows! Just amazing!

The plot this season seems to be loosely based on Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli famous Born Again storyline from the Daredevil comics. There are a lot of changes to make it work within this world, but you can see that it is Born Again. 

Charlie Cox does a great job as Daredevil again. This time as a man at a true crossroads. Which path should he take? Is he the city’s protector or is he something else? Cox is just so great as the man without fear.  

This time around we see a lot more of Wilson Fisk and Vincent D’Onofrio is just excellent. I swear he gained weight for this season as he does look a lot bigger than he has in the past. I’ve always been a fan of D’Onofrio. Such an underrated actor. He really does seem like he’s almost enjoying playing Fisk. This big master manipulator.

The one who really steals the scenes is Wilson Bethel who plays Benjamin Pointdexter. Now if you’re not familiar with that name, let me give the name he has in the comics: Bullseye. Yup! We finally get Bullseye and it was so worth the wait! Bethel really plays his as a man on the edge. Bordering on being a psychopath, but tries to do good, until he can’t. The season really gets into the character’s head and we see what drives Pointdexter. 

Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson return respectably as Karen Page and Foggy Nelson. Peter McRobbie gets more time this season as Father Lantom. He plays the conscience for Daredevil even though Daredevil p a lot of it. It’s Joanne Whalley portrayal of Sister Maggie that Daredevil can’t overlook. Maggie has a take no crap attitude and it just works so well.

In this season we see Daredevil back to his black outfit. At first, I wasn’t thrilled by it. What can I say, I wanted to see Daredevil dress as Daredevil. But as the episodes progress, it makes sense why the showrunners are going in that direction. 

As always, the fight sequences are top notch. And again they try to top the hall fight from season 1. While it good, it’s just not the same. The best had to be the first bout between Daredevil and Bullseye. You really get to see how deadly Bullseye is. 

Season after season, Daredevil just continues to improve.  And when it’s over, you are just wanting more and wondering where it will go next. 

You can not miss this season of Daredevil. If you haven’t watched Daredevil yet, you have a week to get caught up. Start watching now!

Marvel’s Daredevil will be available exclusively on Netflix on Friday, October 19, with all episodes ready to stream. 

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.