It’s Marvel on Netflix, and this time Luke Cage (Mike Colter) is taking care of business in Harlem.
The references are all current (I’m looking at you Porzingis) and our hero is strong as a bull with unbreakable skin.
I ain’t a hero.
But all Luke really wants is to be left alone, but trouble keeps finding him. The people standing in the way of that peace and quiet?
- Police Officer Misty Knight (who can see stories through pictures) (Simone Missick)
- Cottonmouth – Mahershala Ali was great in House of Cards, but his character here puts him firmly on the table of great Netflix actors
- Shades (Theo Rossi)
- Diamondback/Stryker (Erik LaRay Harvey)
What if my ambition is to sweep hair, wash dishes, and be left the hell alone.
The Harlem streets are lined with corrupt politicians, the rebuilding of the neighborhood and money…lots of dirty money.
I’m about sick of having to always buy new clothes.
This slow moving origin story is just what Luke Cage needed, and Claire (Rosario Dawson) continues to overlap these series’ as the Nurse they all call on for their scratches and bruises…and before it’s all said and done she’ll even start to crossover into Iron Fists world.
This may be the ‘black superhero in a hoodie’ show that America needs right now, and it gets an 8 out of 10.