Daredevil doesn’t realize Wilson Fisk is less interesting the more powerful he becomes

C

There are a lot of great things about Daredevil’s version of Wilson Fisk. The fact that his road to villainy was paved with good intentions of saving his city is a strong core concept for the character. His “gentle giant who can suddenly snap” demeanor is both captivating and unnerving. And Vincent…

The A.V. Club is recapping Marvel's Daredevil

Episode 1: “Resurrection” | Episode 2: “Please” | Episode 3: “No Good Deed” | Episode 4: “Blindsided” | Episode 5: “The Perfect Game” | Episode 6: “The Devil You Know” | Episode 7: “Aftermath” | Episode 8: “Upstairs/Downstairs” | Episode 9: “Revelations” | Episode 10: “Karen” | Episode 11: “Reunion” | Episode 12: “One…

Season 2 of Making A Murderer begins to reckon with its success, but becomes Reddit bait

B

The second season of Making A Murderer attempts to grapple with the deep scars wrought by the success of its first—for about six minutes, encompassing the montage of news headlines and local TV clips that open the season premiere. It comes across as well-intended but half-hearted, though it still frames one of the…

A twisted episode of Riverdale has got Dial M For Maple drinking the Kool-Aid

Two episodes in, Riverdale’s third season is already off the deep end, and the show is all the better for it. In this week’s Dial M For Maple, hosts Marah and Cameron discuss satanic board games, speculate the dark shared past of the parents, and extol the triumphs and defeats, the epic highs and lows of high school…

David Tennant talks Camping, and bouncing between the U.S. and U.K. for work

Based on the British series of the same name, HBO’s Camping is set during a nightmare weekend camping trip, where tempers flare and personalities clash among a group of adults stuck in the wilderness together. Ahead of the premiere, we sat down with the cast to talk about the show. In this clip from that interview, we…

Visions haunt Matt Murdock as Daredevil plays around with perspective

B-

After two smaller scale episodes that largely focused on Matt Murdock, “No Good Deed” switches Daredevil’s third season into a new gear by expanding the show’s world and setting up the major Daredevil vs. Wilson Fisk conflict of the season. Unfortunately, it isn’t the smoothest transition in the…

Daredevil’s characters may feel lost, but the show’s third season is right on track

B+

Though he’s a risk-taking thrill-seeking vigilante, it turns Matt Murdock isn’t a big fan of change. So when his circumstances shift, he tends to reach out for a rigid ideology to define himself by. As a newly blinded, recently orphaned kid, Matt latched on to his Catholic faith as a guiding force…

The Romanoffs tells a frightening story of ghosts and unprofessional work environments

B-

Part workplace farce, part creeping phantasmagoria, “House of Special Purpose” is the most interesting episode of The Romanoffs so far. But the lack of cohesiveness to the story’s assorted moods, pokey pacing that drains the tension the episode attempts to create, and an ending that essentially turns the episode into…

On How To Get Away With Murder, everyone's favorite hobby is breaking boundaries

B-

Even at its messiest, How To Get Away With Murder handles trauma with care, depth, and nuance. That can’t be said of a lot of thrillers that dabble so frequently in murder and violent crimes. “You don’t have a right to mess with anyone else’s trauma,” Annalise spits at Nate, who is convinced that they need to tell…