Netflix’s Daredevil Vlogs: Episode 4 – In the Blood

Woah, Kingpin is FRIGGIN NUTS!

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  1. You actually mistook Michael Clarke Duncan for Ving Rhames? Why are you so bad with names, Doug?

    • Yeah holy shit that…kind of really pisses me off. Michael Clarke Duncan was a great actor and one of the best parts about that movie and that they completely either forgot it was him or just got the name wrong just really irks me.

      • I actually am starting to lose my interest in them because they make such foolish mistakes like that. Also, in the Fantastic Four review, he referred to “Good Luck Chuck” as “Better Luck Chuck.” The fact that that must have been scripted really bothers me. You would think he would at least check his facts twice before calling “action.”

        • Whooooaaa, you guys really need to calm down. It pisses you off? Foolish mistakes? What the hell?? If something like that pisses people off, then no wonder people kill each other.
          Scripted? They probably just talked over what to cover and then went with what they just had on mind. I think it is forgivable that they make a mistakes because.. Well… They are people that creates entertainment for free. That they cant remember everything on the fly is what happens when a camera is on your face. They probably already know all the mistakes they made after they looked at the recording, and just went like: “Fuck it, why even bother” XD

        • TheScorpion0081

          Guys, their human. Humans screw up from time to time, and this isn’t the worst offence. Get over it.

  2. I always forget that the Kingpin is also a Spiderman thing. I don’t like things that are too dark. I feel like if you go TOO dark, you lose the fun. That’s just my opinion, though. 😀

    • TragicGuineaPig

      Kingpin was originally a Spider-Man villain. He eventually became more of a Daredevil villain because it seems that DD is better suited for mob bosses while Spidey is better suited for crazy, off-the-wall villains like Green Goblin, Electro, and Doc Oc.

    • Not everything is about fun though.

  3. Well this Kingpin seems like a bit of a combination of the main Marvel comics Universe Kingpin and the Ultimate universe Kingpin in the main you see that Wilson Fisk is intimidating and he’s also a strategic genius who’s always at least 5 steps ahead of everyone else and he has a tragic background, all of which we see in this show, and in the Ultimate universe he’s very similar, but the show the reason why he’s so intimidating is because he’s freaking nuts, hell in his first introduction in the Ultimate Spider-Man comics he crushes a man’s skull with his bare hands, so I’m see this shows Kingpin as mainly borrowing from those comics, but also adding its own spin with showing how awkward this guy is around other people

    • Also great review overall, but Tony Jay didn’t voice the Kingpin in Spider-Man the animated series, that Roscoe Lee Browne who you might also recognize as the narrator in the movie Babe

  4. TragicGuineaPig

    Actually, I think the “old movie monster” feel comes from the resemblance to Tor Johnson.

  5. Crimson Vipera

    I am yet another person who binge-watched this show and it solidified into one film in my mind so I can’t for the life of me remember whether it was this episode or the next where Vanessa describes the ‘prince’ who picked her up that one time. Did you notice her description of how he looked? It took a second to click, but I almost chocked to death on air when it did. LOVE this show.


  6. Vinny D’o, at his finest!

  7. I originally did not like the introduction of the Kingpin when I first saw this episode. But after watching it a second time, before I went on to the next episode, I actually found myself loving it. Just seeing him in a vulnerable position was really refreshing, and it made him feel more human. And that freaking ending just showed how freaking nuts this guy is. I think the reason why I didn’t like it at first was because I had painted an idea of what the Kingpin would be like and because I didn’t get it, I was a little upset. But it was a second watch that showed me why it needed to be this way. Of course a guy who cuts himself off from the social world would be socially awkward! Of course he would want to connect to someone! This is a great way to introduce the Kingpin! Marvel is awesome!

  8. Personally i found the kingpin rather creepy even before he snapped, in every scene with him I got the feeling he was one step away from murdering somebody, it certainly made the dating scene rather intense.

    The rest of the episode was pretty good too, even if the Russians mobsters are kind of stock characters(although I did like the scene with them in prison).

    I’m surprised you didn’t mention the page subplot, since I personally found that part of the episode rather intriguing and im currious how its going to connect to the main story.

  9. littlewillie610

    I knew there would be a violent scene involving a car door at some point, but I was still kind of surprised at how far they went with it. This was where things really started to escalate.

  10. Gus Fring was a very intimidating villain imo, that I can think of. Unfortunately whenever D’Onofrio spoke (even though I thought he was really good) he kept reminding me of the Bug from Men in Black whenever he used his rough, scratchy voice, which made him hard to take seriously. He’s even more creepy when he’s not talking I think; just getting dressed in some scenes. He might have some kind of assburgers, that’s what I thought when I saw it at least.

  11. When Rob compared Kingpin to a monster my mind went immediately to Tor Johnson…I wonder why that is?

  12. justcallmesquirrel

    It was actually Roscoe Lee Brown that played Kingpin in the 90 animated show, not Tony Jay. Although, their voices are similar.

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