Luke Cage, the Power Man of Harlem, is back for another funfilled Marvel season.
Luke (Mike Colter) is trying to keep Mariah (Alfre Woodard) and Shades (Theo Rossi) from bringing guns into Harlem, but a new Jamaican foe, Bushmaster (Mustafa Shakir) and fresh hierarchy at the NYPD stand in his way.
Just because you are a woke superhero, doesn’t mean you have to be a broke superhero.
I have some trouble with two of the characters…Shades is a little hard to watch at times, as his acting style is a tad boring, and Bushmasters heavy accent requires some help from subtitles (which take liberties in translating).
This season is one of the best complete stories that Marvel has put out there, since Season 1 of Jessica Jones, and the dual scenes of Luke with his father (House of Cards’ Reg E. Cathey) and Bushmaster with Mariah are some of the strongest moments as the storylines play out.
Meanwhile, there are a lot of guest appearances, from the aforementioned Reg E. Cathey to Daredevil’s Foggy (Elden Henson), and a host of ESPN personalities, like Stephen A. Smith on First Take and the duo from the now failed “6”, Jemele Hill and Michael Smith.
Other returning characters include the now one-armed Misty Knight (Simone Missick), Nurse Claire (Rosario Dawson), and from Iron Fist, Colleen (Jessica Henwick) and the man himself, Danny Rand (Finn Jones).
And while he has not been the most lovable characters until this point (as seen in his first season, and The Defenders), he was a lot better this time around, maybe when not having to carry the show. With that in mind, Luke playing Patti-Cake with Danny is going to become one of the more iconic scenes for the Immortal Iron Fist.
This season is a solid watch and gets another 8 out of 10.
You can read my Season 1 review HERE.