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post Oct 1 2016, 11:59 AM
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Luke Cage is the third Marvel series, following Daredevil & Jessica Jones, as part of Netflix's Marvel universe (which is still part of the MCU) that will ultimately lead to 'The Defenders'! Mike Colter stars as the title character who made some appearances in Jessica Jones but now gets a full 13 episode series which was released in full on Netflix yesterday.

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When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.
Mike Colter has said of the character:
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"He's a neighborhood hero, very much linked to New York and Jessica Jones. It's all part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but Luke Cage is a darker, grittier, more tangible character than Iron Man or Thor. He likes to keep things close to his chest, operate on the hush-hush. He has these abilities but he’s not sure how and when to use them... He's a renaissance man, he's trying to better himself and there's something to be said about someone who's always trying to make themselves better, trying to change.

Very excited to watch this after enjoying both Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Jessica Jones in particular is probably my favourite series of recent years! The villains have particularly made the Netflix series stand out, which is interesting as that is where the movies fail, so I'm intrigued as to how good the one in Luke Cage is.
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post Mar 21 2017, 02:40 PM
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This show is so FUCKING STUPID. It started out so well too, the first 3 episodes were fantastic and had a great balance between story, action, character development and world building but since about episode 5 it's been spiralling down a rabbit hole of utter stupidity and, worst of all, it's deathly dull.

Mike Colter is also one of the most wooden actors I've ever seen in it. He was quite good in The Good Wife and he has the physicality for the part, but ask him to ACT at all and there's nothing there.
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post Mar 21 2017, 03:24 PM
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Yeh, this turned out to be a lot duller than I expected. It took me forever to actually watch the series and just had to marathon the last few episodes to actually get it finished. I think the problem was trying to fill the 13 episode format, it probably would have been a lot better if it was just 8 or so episodes.

I've seen even worse reviews for Iron Fist as well which is a shame because I was really excited for that too. A lot of people are saying that is even duller so god help me lmao. I hope they pull it out of the bag for the Defenders series because I am seriously hyped for that and Jessica Jones was one of my favourite seasons of all time and I really grew to enjoy Daredevil after a slow start.
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post Mar 21 2017, 03:56 PM
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Absolutely agreed, what's worse is that every episode of this is longer than JJ (most of them clocked in about 48, this is about 53) yet has so much less stuff happening at any given point. I definitely think if they cut the order for the second season it could be vastly improved because all the building blocks are there for it to be great.

For me, having not yet watched Iron Fist, I would rank them:

01 Jessica Jones S1
02 Dardeveil S2
03 Dardeveil S1
04 Luke Cage S1

Defenders surely CANNOT FAIL packing all 4 of them plus QUEEN SIGOURNEY into 8 episodes? Even at it's worst Luke Cage still has Alfre chewing up the scenery as if her life depended on it.
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post Mar 21 2017, 07:14 PM
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I do like the Marvel shows, but I do agree they're far too long. Surely 8 or 10 episodes would suffice, I often find myself switching off during the show.

I did enjoy Luke Cage, but I felt the show differed from having a good 'bad' guy. Kingpin, The Punisher and David Tennant's character made for actual menaces against JJ and DD.
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I love me some superhero shows but I really struggle to get into these. Daredevil I so want to enjoy and Charlie is an absolute stud in it but I cant get through it. It is deathly slow, like it just moves at snails pace the whole time.

I managed to get to ep 8 of Iron Fist, think I'll finish this one as Ward (Tom Pelphrey) is an incredible actor. He was amazing in Banshee and is by far the best part of Iron Fist. His breakdown is so amazingly acted so far of the 8 eps I've watched.


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