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Marvel's Daredevil: Season 2 (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Bolstered by some impressive action, Daredevil keeps its footing in season two, even if its new adversaries can't quite fill the void left by Wilson Fisk.

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With Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio) and the Russian mafia out of the way, Hell's Kitchen becomes an open field for the biker gang Dogs of Hell and the Irish mob. But someone is going out of their way to take out these two criminal groups, and Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) goes out of his way to find out who it is as the Daredevil. Matt learns that there's a new and more violent vigilante in town calling himself the Punisher (Jon Bernthal), and he tries to stop him from taking innocent lives in his quest for vengeance. To complicate things further, Matt's ex-girlfriend Electra Natchios (Elodie Yung) shows up out of the blue with the mysterious Hand at her tail and throwing a wrench in Matt's budding relationship with Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll). The second season of "Marvel's Daredevil" also stars Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Peter Shinkoda as Nobu Yoshioka, and Scott Glenn as Stick. Carrie-Anne Moss makes a special appearance as Jeri Hogarth.

Cast

Elden Henson
as Foggy Nelson
Vincent D'Onofrio
as Wilson Fisk
Rosario Dawson
as Claire Temple
Charlie Cox
as Matt Murdock
Jon Bernthal
as Frank Castle
Elodie Yung
as Elektra
Ayelet Zurer
as Vanessa Marianna
Deborah Ann Woll
as Karen Page
Bob Gunton
as Leland Owlsley
Rob Morgan
as Turk Barrett
Matt Gerald
as Melvin Potter
Wai Ching Ho
as Madame Gao
Gideon Emery
as Anatoly
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Critic Reviews for Marvel's Daredevil: Season 2

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (13)

Daredevil is about a man with a savior complex who wrestles with the morality of violence, which the show portrays in gruesome, prolonged, visceral ways.

March 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Jon Bernthal is the perfect Punisher because there is zero fun in his performance.

July 13, 2018 | Full Review…

This second season doesn't at all feel like a waste of time. But here at the end, it doesn't feel necessary for there to be a third season.

July 13, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It's the perfect balance between intrigue, conflict, screen violence, strong characters and a tinge of Catholic guilt and redemption.

April 27, 2016 | Full Review…

Once again, bone-crunching violence, and a compelling hero.

March 17, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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A season that fully understands Daredevil's strengths and plays to them accordingly. But this second installment is underwritten, and has failed to build on the show's fine first season.

July 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Marvel's Daredevil: Season 2

½

Daredevil's second season begins to falter to a small degree in its last few episodes. However, up until that point it is transcendent television. And afterwards? It's still pretty great. Special props to Bernthal's Punisher who blew expectations out of the water.

GimlyM.

Super Reviewer

½

Daredevil Season 2 continues to boast more of its emphatic action and also its menacing & brutal sequences. The addition of new cast members (Bernthal & Yung) provide for a fresh and darkening portrayal of their respective characters, even if the subplots become difficult to pinpoint at times. Regardless, the second season continues its rise with its pulse-pounding storytelling, action and drama; making for a more-than-satisfying follow-up on the acclaimed Netflix-original. 4.5/5

EugeneB.

Super Reviewer

Season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil gets even more gritty and action-packed with the introduction of Elektra and the Punisher. When former Iraq veteran Frank Castle starts a war with the Irish mob to avenge the deaths of his family Daredevil attempts to stop the bloodshed by capturing Castle; but things get more complicated when, as Matt Murdock, he takes Castle's case to prevent him from getting the death penalty and uncovers a government conspiracy. Meanwhile Matt's former girlfriend Elektra comes to town and stirs up some trouble of her own. Both Jon Bernthal and Elodie Yong give excellent performances and come to own their characters. And the writing and directing is really intense, and avoids a lot of typical superhero tropes. The storytelling is also incredibly well-done, tightly weaving multiple story threads throughout the season. Exciting and full of thrills, Season 2 of Daredevil gets darker and more compelling.

DannM.

Super Reviewer

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