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11 Times The "Daredevil" Pilot Had No Chill

BuzzFeed nerds gathered in a room to watch Marvel's newest emotional roller coaster and gossip about it shortly afterwards. Obviously, spoilers for "Into the Ring."

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1. We're not even a minute in, but already kid Daredevil is the most adorable lil' turtle the world ever done seen.

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Alexis Nedd: Where are the turtles?

Krutika Mallikarjuna: Pretty sure those barrels of acid are burning Matt Murdock's eyes out right now.

AN: All I want is a cameo with four little baby turtles.

Daniel Kibblesmith: TMNT is a parody of Daredevil.

2. Matt Murdock ALMOST SAYS THE THING because God pulls the truth from us all.

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AN: Oh man, I love when we have expository confessions — priests hear some cool shit.

Ahmed Akbar: "THOSE MURDOCK BOYS GOT THE DEVIL IN 'EM."

AN: They're also very...daring.

AA: Some might say...DARE devils.

KM: If only there was a way to make it rain inside the confessional.

Sam Weiner: YES to church, YES to devils, YES to labored exposition to get to "dare devil."

AN: Real talk, are we going to get Matt Murdock with his arms out all Jesus-like at least once before the end of this run?

3. The opening credit sequence is LITERALLY NEW YORK CITY MADE OUT OF THE BLOOD OF DAREDEVIL'S ENEMIES.

SW: Daredevil has the same opening credits as Hannibal?

KM: But Hannibal did it better. This blood is too metallic and shiny. This blood has no chill.

AA: Yeah, it would have been a perfect opportunity for them to show how Daredevil perceives the world. But instead its just like BLOOD CITY.

4. HOLY SHIT LOOK AT THESE FIGHT SCENES.

AN: PARKOUR.

SW: Loving the semi-realistic fight choreography.

AA: Is he just punching him in a crotch a bunch?

AN: Some Legolas shit.

AA: This fighting is so visceral. Like, more fights need to have guys just lying side by side struggling to kick each other in the knees.

SW: And he's in the rain which is where he is best.

KM: *TRAGIC BACKSTORY TIME*

AA: Interesting thing to think about when you're facedown in the rain. Your dad coming home with a pack of frozen peas on his eyes.

KM: This is like David Tennant levels of emoting in the rain.

AA: SPINEBUSTER! THIS DUDE CAN FIGHT!

5. Foggy??? I just?????

KM: Is Foggy seriously trying to listen to his friend's sex moans? So pervy.

AA: Foggy the fuckboi.

AN: Is Foggy the Peter Pettigrew of this show?

AA: They are really committing to trying to make Foggy sound like a natural name.

KM This like weird jealousy 'cause his friend is attractive is some serious m'lady behavior.

[Ed note: Foggy got way more likable in subsequent episodes, mostly 'cause that triangle didn't really play through. He really had us at "Señor Foggy."]

6. NOBODY MAKES AN ENTRANCE LIKE KAREN PAGE!

DK: It's so awkward when a couple fights in front of you.

Would you guys says she's covered with

TRUE

BLOOD???

Alanna Bennett: *"So You Had a Bad Day" plays in the background*

KM: Wait, so she's a corporate whistleblower?

Kaye Toal: SHE'S SNOWDEN.

7. Literally any time Matt Murdock used his insanely heightened senses to win over the ~ladies~.

AA: [heart beats guiltily]

AN: YOUR HEARTBEAT WILL TELL.

SW: He is a HUMAN lie detector!

KM: OMG but also his heightened senses felt a beautiful woman in the arms of another man?

AA: "Karen can stay with me, Foggy."

AA: Hot-girl sense, tingling.


SW:
Daredevil has game.

KM: I feel like we're watching the beginning of Foggy's villainous origin story. Weirdly trope-y.

[Ed note: Here the team takes a break to eat a cake but THE CAKE WAS A LIE!!!]

KM: I can't believe he also just KNOWS when Karen's boobs are out.

AN: Smelling those breasts sniiiffffff.

AA: Boob-sense tingling.

SW: He can see the boobs even more clearly than a seeing man!


KM:
This is some expensive-ass fan fiction right here.

8. In fact, everything about Matt Murdock was ~smooth~.

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KM: Matt Murdock is the guy who says your relationship is beyond labels.

AN: Matt Murdock never texts you back, and if you call him out on this he says he's just too blind to get back to you.

KT: Matt Murdock's Tinder profile: "6.2. Lawyer. Blind, but cool with it. Just looking for someone to connect with."

9. That time Matt Murdock could somehow afford this fucking incredible and insanely beautiful apartment that made everyone want to rip their hair out and die.

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AA: WINDOWS. LOOK AT THESE WINDOWS. HOW CAN YOU AFFORD THIS?


KM:
There's the Avengers shout-out.

AA: Guys, alien attacks drive down rent a surprising amount.

SW: Addressing real life Hell's Kitchen.

10. Ain't nobody got time for racists, not even the criminal element.

AA: THIS OLD CHINESE LADY IS A FUCKING BOSS. I love the old lady's outfit choice for this mobster meeting — everyone's wearing black and shit, and she's like, I'm just wearing my house skirt 'n shit.

KM: This old white dude who thinks Japanese and Mandarin are close enough is a just a mess — grandpa, pls.

AA: In 2015, even mobsters ain't about racism. This guy is the Pierce Hawthorne of the Daredevil international mobster study table.

AN: Is the old Chinese lady in charge of a white slavery human-trafficking ring? Because that's the plot of Thoroughly Modern Millie.

SW: I do appreciate how heroes have led to current criminal activities, though.

11. And most importantly, every single time the thirst for Matt Murdock was too real.

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KT: Charlie Cox sort of always has this expression that reads as "I am in love with a woman."

"I'm tormented and in love with a woman."

"I'm having an existential crisis and I'm in love with a woman."

KM: Yeah, I'm sad when the sunglasses go on, BUT he did look real good while putting them on. He definitely studied Morpheus.

DK: Morpheuesque.

AA: Matt Murdock may not be able to see, but damn, his shirts fit nice. Cut straight to the chest.

KT: I have this theory that shirts tailor themselves to the bodies of Marvel men.

KM: Disappointed that Matt Murdock isn't shirtless on couch tbh.

KT: There needs to be a clause that, like, all these men who have spent four hours a day at the gym and eaten, like, an entire cod a day to get these bodies should be shirtless as much of the time as possible for the good of us all.

KT: Also I can tell by your ass that you're Matt Murdock. Do they cast in part based on booty?

KT: PUNCHING-BAG BOOTY.

KM: THIS IS WHAT I'M HERE FOR.

KT: Come on, Netflix, give us the Steve Rogers booty shot we all recognize and love.

KM: God bless America, god bless Hell's Kitchen.

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