Review by Logan
Daredevil has succeeded where other superhero adaptations have failed because of its stellar focus on character development. When the show looks like it’s going to descend into the simple mantra of “the good guy beating up the bad guy,” they introduce a theological discussion with a priest, or a poor Hispanic woman who becomes like family. That’s good for the show – it makes it much deeper than the simple good versus evil motif which, while worthwhile, is in danger of becoming cliche, especially given the theological backdrop for martrydom and the devil in the context of Matt Murdock’s Catholicism. But unfortunately, for all the good the slowing down to develop the conflict does, it really makes the first half of this episode almost unbearably boring.