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I mainlined Daredevil over the weekend [the new TV show on Netflix, not the by all accounts awful 2003 Ben Affleck movie].  It is dark and violent, thoughtfully and creatively constructed.  I watched the pilot, and felt it was a good set-up for a series, but the second episode is what convinced me to keep watching, particularly this scene:

More about this scene here and here.


On the suspension of disbelief

I was recently watching an episode of Nikita (the spy show based on the Luc Besson film and TV show based on the film, La Femme Nikita, that ran on the CW network from 2010 to 2013).  The season 2 episode, “Clawback,” starts off with a Division (a secret government-funded assassin program) agent killing a scientist of Brightling Pharmaceuticals and making it look like a heart attack.  The mission complete, the head of Division places a phone call to a mystery man (later exposited to be a former Chairman of the SEC who now works in the private sector), who immediately makes another call, saying, “Sell Brightling.  All of it.”  Later in the episode, Nikita’s resident computer genius sends an e-mail to Nikita, the rogue agent investigating the death:

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