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The Defenders

Netflix and Marvel have made me so happy. It is a brief happiness, but I am so grateful for the escape from my troubles. They have brought Daredevil back, and he has friends. I have been waiting for so long to get to watch the Defenders and now that it’s here I have totally binged on it. I started hitting play on the show as soon as the countdown timer hit an end and the Play link activated. Took me three tries, first two efforts ended in error, but on the third try I got the first episode playing and settled in for a bliss-filled escape with the super hero that has always been my favorite.

Daredevil strikes a certain level of something for me in he is not like Superman or Batman or Green Arrow… Mathew Murdock is a poor man from a poor part of the city who found himself given enhanced senses when he lost his sight as a young boy. He is not bullet proof, he has no super strength, he lacks the wealth to equip himself with any gadget he desires. He is just a normal man with extraordinary senses trying to do the right thing.

It was Daredevil that gave me an interest in disabilities, an interest that that resulted in my learning the basics of sign language when I was young, and taking notice of how well (or poorly) public restrooms were designed for those with disabilities. I even tried, off and on, to learn braille.

In both the Daredevil series and The Defenders, Charlie Cox does an outstanding job in bringing life to the character I have loved since I was a little girl. My only hope at the moment is that Netflix and Marvel have plans to keep making Daredevil and Defenders episodes for many years to come, as watching and re-watching this is most definitely one of my sanity anchors now.

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