I love the emotional center that drove the series, the story itself & for each of the characters. I love how heavily it was influenced by Frank Miller's DD, the dark, grimey Hell's Kitchen. All water towers, rooftops, looming skyscrapers, dark alley ways, fire escapes, etc. Also loved how it got inspiration from other sources like the Old Boy flick for fight scenes.
I think a huge part of why I thought it was successful was just like NBC's Hannibal. It had numerous episodes to tell the story & flesh out characters. I thought the casting was spot on, I even liked Foggy. Everyone should have a friend like Foggy.
I wasn't sure about having established actors like Vondie Curtis-Hall & D'Onofrio but both played their characters with nuanced performances.
Lastly, I loved the score for the series. This is so often overlooked in movies & especially TV. I loooooved the use of Nessun Dorma for the opening of the season finale. It really lent itself to the emotional roll out of the climatic ending. In short, I thought it was perfect coming from someone who loves music.
Anyone notice though, the opening theme intro of Daredevil is reminiscent of House of Cards?
I can't wait for season #2 & also if Punisher gets off the ground.