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Monday, May 18, 2015

I haven't seen this, but it sounds interesting....

Daredevil and the Devil

"Daredevil's greatest superpower is his Catholicism." Slate

Are you as intrigued as I am? It sounds like it actually presents a priest as a wise counselor instead of a child molester or other kind of monster. Think I'll watch an episode. Looks pretty violent, but so is the Old Testament when you get down to it.

Have you seen it? What do you think?


Netmilsmom said...

It's very violent, not for kids at all, but it's also very compelling.
They could use a better Catholic on staff to give them the ins and outs but I have to tell you that any nod to our faith thrills my family and I beyond measure. This is pretty good.

Watch the second episode. The end fight scene is done in one camera take. It's brilliant, it's amazing to watch. Like Hitchcock's "Rope" only shorter and more violent.

Anonymous said...

I've watched the entire series, and I found the character's Catholicism and moral struggles to be incredibly compelling and even relatable as a Catholic. Don't we all grapple with sin and consequence, struggling with what our actions mean to our eternal souls? This is what Matt Murdock is going through.

I also feel it's one of the best representations of the faith I've seen on TV in years. There's nothing preachy or overbearing, just a priest counseling a clearly troubled young man, challenging him to reflect in on himself under the light of the faith. Even my husband, who is not very religious (but he's slowly coming around) said he thought the portrayal was excellent and made the church feel more human.

The series is not for the faint of heart, though. It's very very violent, but not in a way that glorifies it, I don't think. Definitely recommended if you can handle it.