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Bat Man, not Batman

thoughts on Neflix's Daredevil

I started watching Netflix's new series Daredevil, and while I'm only 4 episodes deep, I already love it.
It's hard to watch in the daytime because the whole thing is pretty dark, but I like that. It's gritty and rough. It's violent in a very dark, brutal way. 
I have to admit that I've been a bit in love with Charlie Cox since I saw Stardust. Honestly, that's one of my go-to movies when I want something on, but don't want to have to watch something. I've seen it so many times, that I can see all the action in my head without ever having to actually look at the screen.
So seeing him in this is really different because he's not the sweet, adorable kid he is in that movie. He's not "likable" but you still like him. He's a bit rough around the edges, but still a bit charming. 
I haven't really seen enough of Vincent D'Onofrio to really get a handle on him as the main villain, but the little I've seen of him (including a gruesome fight) is chilling. He's cruel and evil, but the set up is a bit strange because we see a soft side of him before we see the cruel. You almost want to like him, even though you know he's the bad guy. 
It's like they're intentionally blurring the lines between the good guys and the bad guys in this show. 
The rest of the cast is made up of people I already love: Deborah Ann Woll, who I hate a little for stealing my name, is great as the secretary. Elden Hensen, who I know I've seen a lot before, but can't remember where, is a really fun foil to Charlie Cox's Matthew Murdock. And I am loving Toby Leonard Moore as D'Onofrio's lead henchman/ assistant. 
The character of Matthew Murdock/ Daredevil is really interesting to me, and I've started having related dreams of being blind. Something about not being able to physically see, but having super-hearing makes for an interesting mix. My favorite scene so far is one where he's talking to Foggy (Hensen) and gets a phone call from Rosario Dawson's character. As soon as Foggy's back is turned, Murdock takes off running, pitching his cane (the white one with the red tip) into a nearby dumpster and scales a wall parkour-style. It's just so cool.
I call him the Bat Man because of the phrase "Blind as a bat." He's blind, but basically uses echolocation, like a bat, to see. He's more of a Bat Man than Batman is. Batman just dresses up. Daredevil IS a bat.
Overall, I really like the story and the storytelling so far. Let's see where they take this.
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