What is Up With Daredevil Season 2?

Before life happened, I wrote about Netflix’s Daredevil and some of the reasons his character makes me slightly uncomfortable. I’ve been watching Season 2 though, mostly because I just found out about The Defenders, and I harbour a deep and abiding love for Jessica Jones, so I want to be caught up. Now Daredevil is making me uncomfortable for totally different reasons, though. Am I the only one that feels like they didn’t actually know where the story was going when the started filming this season? I’m halfway through and I feel like the screenwriters are making it up as they...

When You Wake Up One Morning and Realize Two Months Have Gone By

Apparently it is May. And not just a little bit May, but the kind of May that is most of the way to June. Sigh. You know those times when work goes nuts and you have two family emergencies on opposite sides of the country and then you find out that after a year of living in the soul-sucking uncertainty of limbo, you ARE actually moving to a new province after all, and what if potential home buyers in your very cold real estate market hate everything about the house you’ve lovingly cared for over the past six years? Those times when...

Daredevil, Graceling, and the “Disability Superpower” Trope

I recently started watching Daredevil on Netflix (yes, yes, I am once again so far behind the curve that the rest of you are lapping me). I’m only three episodes in, and while I’m enjoying the supporting characters, I’m feeling kind of uncomfortable with Daredevil himself, because he strikes me as a perfect example of the “Disability Superpower” trope. For those unfamiliar, characters that embody this trope are given superpowers that either: cancel out their disabilities, making them non-issues OR give them abilities that people without a similar disability wouldn’t have anyway. I also have a visual impairment, but mine...