Web explainer comic Randall Munroe of XKCD expertly summed up the phenomenon with this cartoon, which deserves to be in a Nice Guys™ reference book, should anyone ever care to write one on the topic: Woe is the constant companion of the Nice Guy™.
And yet they’re peppered throughout this year’s television landscape in shows new and old, suffering silently and faithfully, waiting for their love interests to finally notice them.
Episode 1There’s a heat wave in Hell’s Kitchen, so everyone’s kind of stressed out. Foggy reveals that he’s sore from going out dancing with a girl the night before.
We hear gunshots and are immediately drawn into a sequence that finds Daredevil catching several bad guys and dropping them at the feet of the police. However, as is so often the case, his date ended with a hug and little promise of a second outing.
And in both seasons, he has no qualms about being duplicitous if he thinks it will help him win or keep Jane.
Before the fame and point Deborah is at today, she made several TV appearances in some of the most notable shows such as CSI, Law and Order, ER and The Mentalist. She portrayed Jessica Hamby, alongside other bloody vampires.
If you ask him what he does, as Vanessa Marianna does on their second date, Wilson Fisk would tell you that he’s rebuilding the city, trying to carve something beautiful out of the ugliness of Hell’s Kitchen and help it reach its potential.
And then there’s Madame Gao, the small Chinese woman that earns the most respect from Wilson, who goes out of his way to keep her confidence when he reveals the changes in power structure.
When we were last in Matt Murdock's (Charlie Cox) Hell's Kitchen, things were feeling a bit triumphant. Matt, Foggy (Elden Henson), and Karen (Deborah Ann Woll) were swimming in clients.
But Matt argues that his moonlighting fills in the shades of gray for their legal work.
We spend quite a bit of time here combing the culture for trends and common themes that say something about where we are as a society. At its worst, Nice Guy™ syndrome tends to serve as a predictor of attitudes of entitlement or insecurity toward women.