This show (unlike Jessica Jones- sorry, big fans) has a likeable lead character, blind vigilante/lawyer Matt Murdock (played by the boyish Charlie Cox), a terrific/multi-layered villain- Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio), and even some humor (Daredevil’s best bud/law partner, Foggy). The writing is quite strong, as are the recurring/side characters; I LOVED the flashbacks (esp. Matt’s relationship w/ his struggling/loving boxer father). One of the unusual (for our time) themes of the show is hero’s relationship w/ his religion (Catholicism, in this case). I just found that SO refreshing! As for D’Onofrio, he was the main draw for me (WOW, I was NOT disappointed)! There are strong/interesting ladies on this show, too, including the nurse (Rosario Dawson) who also appears in Jessica Jones.
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)
You probably know the history behind this (much lauded) show, BUT it’s VERY funny, clever, and (at times) emotional. I’ve recommended it to MANY folks, esp. to those who are 1st gen growing up in U.S. (I even got my parents into watching it, though they prefer films.) There are some jokes that are even MORE funny if you’re from an Asian-American background! Constance Woo (just aged 29- WOW) has recently gotten a LOT of positive reviews; they are well-deserved. With each ep, I see the lead actor (Hudson Yang), getting more stronger, confident, and on point. He reminds me of a few boys (and even girls) that I knew back in JHS and HS. The BEST thing about this show (IMO) the solid, loving, cooperative marriage between Jessica and Louis (Randall Park, an actor I always liked).
Master of None (Netflix)
This comedy series (created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang) is unlike ANYTHING I’ve seen on TV- you NEED to see it now… or VERY soon! Ravi Patel (Meet the Patels) is a recurring character on the show; he plays an Indian-American actor (just like Dev). Ansari (just in his early 30s) cleverly brings up themes like typecasting in Hollywood, which even someone of his popularity has been subject to in the past. The ep focusing on the creators’ parents coming to America stories has been highly recommended by friends, critics, and MANY of you out here online.
The Affair (Showtime)
Hopefully, you were able to see the finale (WOW, it was a surprise) last SUN. I thought that the show (which features 4 strong co-leading actors in their 30s and 40s) was taking a weird turn, BUT it got back on track quickly! Let me know- are you #TeamNoah (as I tried to be) or #TeamCole (it’s tough to decide)? Are you excited about Season 3?