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roughrider
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It starts off as a slow burn, but that's on purpose since Luke is quietly determined to mind his own business. Once the setup is complete it does heat up nicely. The action is different from Daredevil, Batman or any other vigilante story since Luke does not bob & weave, leap around, throw or use weapons. He's just a human battering ram who shrugs off whatever he's hit it and keeps coming. Imagine Superman going to ghettos and just busting up drug houses with raw power; it has that kind of feel. It eventually does pay off in laughs by episode 7, where he just has to show up at a gun deal and say "Do I have to say it?" - They all run off. big grin

Still, I did feel the final episode was somewhat unsatisfying. They don't perfectly wrap up the season and put the cherry on top, not like they did so terrifically with the seasons of Daredevil and also Jessica Jones. It ends, but with so many threads that can only be dealt with by a season 2.

Maybe that's what they wanted.


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Have to say this was a proper let down.

I've come to expect high quality from these Marvel Netflix shows, so was pretty shocked at how bad the story was at times. The villains were dumb, the cops were dumb, everything just got so damn dumb at times.

They wanted to go political, so then instead of making the cops so damn dumb, just make them pure racists. Where they know Luke Cage is a good guy, but purposefully spread lies about him, because you know, he's a bullet proof Black guy which is like a racist cop's worst nightmare.

Started off well, and was a good concept, but the story just went off on the silly tangents, and aside from Shades, the villains sucked.

Just not even in the same league as Daredevil or Jessica Jones.

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shaddup, we all be in da hood now, ya know what I'm sayin bruh?

Pretty much what most of the above posts said though, really. Still like Luke Cage's characterization and Diamondback was cool, but the writing and pacing was just painful, more often than not. Give this 1st season a 6/10 or so.


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just 6 shows in and this isn't good... diamondback just always talked tough...the fights coulda ben better.. right now 5/10


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I thought Luke himself was the most likeable of the Netfilx heroes but he does have the weakest show as of now. Also the Diamondback fight had almost as many cuts as any given ScarJo scene in the MCU.

Though I figured the show would reference Hulk specifically at least once and not as a generalization of super-hero fear.

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I'm only on episode 9, but I gotta say this show is mediocre at best. It pales in comparison to DD and JJ. It's got a great sense of style, I love the music, and Cottenmouth was great but unfortunately that's all I can really say that is good about it.

The pacing is atrocious, I'm fine with a show being slow but this is ridiculous especially since the plot line is frankly weak. And Diamonback is one of the worst villains I have had the displeasure of watching. Heck, even the fights are boring. I think I'm not even going to bother finishing it as I hear it's all downhill after the, admittedly, fabulous episode 7. A shame really; it had a lot of potential.


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Cottonmouth was weak imo.

In any case, hope this isn't a taste of what's to come quality-wise for the next Marvel shows, though Punisher's the only one I care about at the moment.


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It did have great potential. So no idea what went wrong, especially with not only Marvel's but Netflix's great track record.

The plot and the villains were just all over the place. It's like the show kept changing it's mind what it was going to be. And yes Diamondback was atrocious.

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Oh geez that final fight between Luke and Diamondback...

Did anyone here actually find that exciting?

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I liked it, dunno what you guys are talking about.


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Bit of a sluggish series. I liked it though!

Daredevil is still the best. It's pacing and development is more exciting. I'm sure they can do something like that for Luke Cage.

Am impressed with the (almost) all-black cast and its links to the modern days problems concerning 'Black Lives Matter'. The first Marvel thing that actually links up with modern day.


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Watched the first episode of this and probably will not continue. Doesn't have the charisma and charm that I grew to love in Daredevil and Jessica Jones. I'm sure it gets better, but Luke Cage just seems too invincible, no vulnerability, and he's obviously not as interesting of an actor. The plot doesn't seem to be setting up to be particularly original or interesting either. It's a shame.


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Well, actually harming Luke (and succeeding) is a big part of the series. It's worth watching.


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Watched the first episode of this and probably will not continue. Doesn't have the charisma and charm that I grew to love in Daredevil and Jessica Jones. I'm sure it gets better, but Luke Cage just seems too invincible, no vulnerability, and he's obviously not as interesting of an actor. The plot doesn't seem to be setting up to be particularly original or interesting either. It's a shame.


I feel you that's why I don't like most superman iterations. that being said Luke Cage is more about the person and the community rather than powers. frankly if you read comics then none of the tv shows will seem particularly original. I kinda liked the throwback feel of the show, the way the drama built up it was interesting to me.


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His only weakness is the concussive force generated by a shotgun.


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His only weakness is the concussive force generated by a shotgun.


At first, I just thought that was a low-end. But, re-watching Jessica Jones, the vast majority of that series was a low-end for him. In, Luke Cage, there are numerous scenes where he absolutely steamrolls through groups of armed thugs/opponents. And he does so with almost comical ease. During one of the very few fights he actually had in the previous show, some random thug and his handful of unarmed henchman gave Luke serious trouble. Was even staggering him with hits (compared to people breaking their arms etc. on his own show). I think that they hadn't really fleshed out his power levels at that point, hence why his showings were rather suspect.


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Iron Fist, Punisher, and the reunited Defenders next month as well as a rumored Ghost Rider show, Inhumans, and Daredevil Season 3 (confirmed). I'm stoked


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I'm not sure I'll be along for the ride with season 2 after the first one, honestly.


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