Eight months after the Daredevil Season 3 was released, I think it’s time someone showed you why you should give it another chance. (Spoiler free!)
I have been a big fan of the MCU TV shows ever since I started watching with Season 1 of Jessica Jones. I’ve since watched some of the other shows including Luke Cage and The Punisher but have not subjected myself to the apparently awful Iron Fist. After the four main characters, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Daredevil and Luke Cage all came together in The Defenders, I was seriously put off the Marvel TV shows.
This was not helped by the underwhelming second season of Daredevil which came out before it. Season 2 of Jessica Jones also failed to live up to the first season, in my opinion.
All of these things were leading up to a pretty disappointing future for the MCU TV shows. That is, until Season 3 of Daredevil.
At the end of The Defenders, Matt Murdock’s friends believe that he is dead. Obviously he isn’t, otherwise we wouldn’t have a third season. Matt is now at the lowest point he has ever been. The best thing about this season is that they took away everything from him. He hits rock bottom and has nothing to lose so he spends a lot of time wallowing in the darkness, contemplating what he needs to do next.
They really turned Matt into an interesting character in this season. You see his struggle to come to terms with reality and you see him questioning his own morals, constantly teetering on the edge of becoming his own enemy.
But it’s not Matt Murdock that is my favourite character in this. That title goes to FBI Agent Rahul Nadeem.
He is a father and a husband struggling to make ends meet and the show follows him as a second protagonist. My goodness it is so well written that there were moments where I was frustrated, moments where I was amazed, moments where I was angry and moments where I was in tears.
Agent Nadeem is the whole reason you should watch this season. I cannot stress enough how powerful his story is. His character arc gives insight into the workings of corruption in the FBI, the public opinion of Daredevil and the question: Is Daredevil a hero or a villain?
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