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By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Stellar superhero story is ultraviolent, dark, riveting.

TV Netflix Action 2015
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 44 parent reviews

age 15+

You know your child

I watch this show with my dad, and let me just say straight off the bat, I'm an absolute Marvel nerd! I think that this a great show with great, believable characters. Common Sense's review is pretty accurate for the first season, although for the second, it's a bit off. One problem is its characters drink in response to nearly every problem that pops up. Someone just died? Drink. You're having financial trouble? Drink. You killed someone for the first time? Drink. You're a bit sad? Drink. I understand that this quite realistic to modern life, but you don't want your kids to be thinking that drinking is the answer to every problem in life. In season two, I have one complaint quality-wise. There seems to be no real goal that the characters are working towards until about halfway through, when (Medium Spoilers) the Hand properly enter and Wilson Fisk returns (Okay, no more spoilers). There are a couple of flashbacks that can be quite sexual, and the eventual sex scene itself is incredibly awkward if you're a teen watching with your parent(s), and seems to drag on a bit. There is an extremely violent prison fight scene, although you'll know it's coming because the episode it's in is rated 18. To summarise, I think It's a great series with some minor flaws (also, I only gave it a 15 because it seemed liked a good in between point, it's really up to how mature you think your child is). So, thanks for reading if anyone did, and I hope this helped! P.S My account has me as an adult, but at the time of writing this I am 14, so this should be in the kids section.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 16+

Good, but very Violent.

The first Season was pretty Violent and I could see why it was TV-MA. Then Season 2 really gave me a reason why it was TV-MA. I haven’t seen Season 3 yet, but Season 2 is the most violent so far. I think if you look away on some violent scenes, I’d say 14+ or 13+.

This title has:

Too much violence
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (44):
Kids say (120):

Daredevil's origin story is told in limited flashbacks, but it's all that's necessary to understand how the son of a struggling boxer became the honest but brutal lawyer/superhero he is today. Viewers will warm to the quiet, charming Murdock immediately, and Cox does a lovely job of reconciling his two personas; when he unleashes his pent-up rage on various criminals, it feels warranted. That said, the show is incredibly violent; it doesn't shy away from showing stranglings, eye gougings, and bloody stabbings, and its intense nature is probably way too much for many younger viewers.

Stylistically, Daredevil is perfection. Shot in yellows, greens, and blues, the shadowy world Murdock inhabits also is filled with light, streaming in through apartment windows and alleys. As a comic book crossover, it's not too cartoonish or over the top, and Henson as Foggy brings just the right amount of comic relief to lighten what could become a dour tone. The show's few flaws come when it adheres too tightly to old-school comic tropes, including a damsel in distress and the presence of stereotypical Russian and Asian gangsters. But overall, Daredevil is a wonderfully executed, very welcome addition to the Marvel television universe.

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