I'm only five episodes in and I'm gonna try and finish it this week, but here are my thoughts so far.
The fight scenes are much better than Iron Fist. They're almost Daredevil good.
Netflix really needs to consider 8 Episode seasons going forward for the rest of their Marvel Series. Jessica Jones, Daredevil Season 2, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist were all forcefully dragged out in their own ways. This is series, with the exception of the first two setup episodes, is moving at a much brisker and even pace.
Every main character seems to be given pretty much equal screen time, which is great because if you're a fan of any one in particular you don't have to be worried about being let down. While they don't get as much screen time, this same even split seems to extend to the secondary characters.
There's some dialog that I find annoying, mostly the "You wouldn't believe me if I told you" bits. Seriously. This series takes place in conjunction with the Marvel Universe and they even referenced "The Incident" (the alien invasion that took place in New York in the first Avengers Movies). If society as a whole can understand and accept that event, then there's no reason two people who have a history of trust would not believe each other when talking about weird shit that's going down. Even when two characters don't know each other but they both know about weird shit, they shouldn't have a hard time believing others. For example, if you're a man who's bulletproof and has super strength you should be able to trust the guy in front of you when he says he can harness his chi and vice versa. Sometimes dumb dialog really is dumb. Unfortunately, a lot of this dumb dialog seems to be handed to Sigourney Weaver's character, which is a shame, because it hinders some of her scenes.
The tension between Stick and Daredevil has always seemed a bit forced. That continues in this series.
There's one scene in which Danny is wearing his shirt in such a way that it's an homage to the character's costume in the comics, which is cool. Finn Jones also seems to have taken a few more choreography lessons because his fight scenes are much better this time around. That's about the best thing I can say for Danny in this series. He's still portrayed as an emotional and intellectual child that makes him hard to watch, which is a shame.
Five episodes in, it's been fun so far. I don't think it'll anything I'll go back and watch again, but I'm enjoying it.
I rewatched both seasons of Daredevil this past year. Holy mercy does that man suffer from way too many head injuries. If this was real life, he'd be a vegetable three times over by now.