Netflix’s Daredevil Vlogs: Episode 8 – Shadows in the Glass

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Anyone else noticed that Vincent D’Onofrio is channelling Mark Ruffalo in The Avengers?

The way both nervously rub their hands when they are stressed because they are trying to keep their anger under control?

This Wilson Fisk is basically “What if Kingpin was the Hulk?”


Still have a hard time taking Fisk seriously – One possible reason for this might be that “fisk” means “fish” in Swedish…


Eh every name probably means something silly in some language or another. Besides its just a name.

Le Messor

Zig is right (and giving me ‘Alien Nation’ flashbacks.)

That, and nothing scares me more than a fish.
(Granted, it’s a particular kind of fish… big, grey, cartilageneous, and with lots of teeth…)


Your analysis on heroes in this video was very interesting.


I think they’re going with a kinda lady McBeth thing with Vanessa.


The whole thing with Kingpin’s mother reminded me an awful lot of Arrow Season 2, in which Brother Blood keeps his own mother – a witness to him killing his father – in a nursing home, only for one of the hero’s entourage to fund her.


Argh. When more Adventure Time? It’s been over a month. 🙁

I partially agree with Doug, about Kingpin insanity having a somewhat better basis trauma (childhood, especially) suffered by that character; whereas, as an educated adult, and seemingly morally-grounded teacher, WW, in a way, almost transforms as a bit of a sponge: accumulating, acculturating, then re-projecting and becoming part of (and even leading) the myriad of social toxicity that follows Meth, as an industry in the South West US. (i.e. eventually, economy of scale.) Remember, WW _knows_ (not-just-unconsciously) that he has become part of the causal link which leads to _mass_ devastation, that Meth house (where Jesse saved that kid from)… Read more »
Man, are you two ever misreading both Fisk and Vanessa. Neither one of them are really disturbed(Okay Fisk yeah to an extent) or monstrous. Fisk is doing all this because he believes it is the only way to turn the city into something better by destroying all that made it awful and he tells this to to Vanessa in a way that she is able to understand and agree. He says to her while they watching those buildings burn that the men who kidnapped a little boy were now being purged. That he is expunging scum from the city. She’s… Read more »

What I don’t get is why Fisk’s mom chopped up her husband in front of her kid and had him dump the pieces in the river (no wonder he ended up so fucked up, what the hell!) instead of just CALLING THE POLICE.
Seriously, he was inadvertently killed by his son (a minor) in an attempt to stop a domestic abuse incident (from which she would still have the belt marks to prove). Then he wouldn’t have to go through another ordeal -on top of- being responsible for his father’s death. Hell, they might have even gotten the kid some counseling.


It was a very intense and heated moment not everyone can think rationally in a situation like that and she also didn’t want her son to be taken away from her


Even though I felt the kingpins back-story was pretty good like doug I did think that the dad was a bit too stereotypical, I’m not asking for him to be sympathetic but they should at least try to give him some depth.

Personally I think that Vanessa does actually legitimately love fisk, a crazy disturbing love but still love.


I probably should have seen Fisk killing his father coming, but I initially thought it would be done by the guy he owed money to. Regardless, the parallels between Murdock and Fisk are quite evident. The way they tied in his fascination with the painting to the wall was also really well done.