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"Luke Cage" review by Eva Diaz  10/13/16
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I enjoy shows about superheroes, so I looked forward to this one because it's yet another superhero I hadn't seen before.  I'm grateful to Netflix for making so many interesting shows about superheroes. Luke Cage is a fugitive from prison and a reluctant hero.  He's out to avenge the death of his girlfriend, Reva, but when he sees the people of Harlem being abused or killed, he decides to use his superpowers to help them. Viewers of the show don't find out what Luke's superpower is until the last 4 minutes of the show (although, comic book readers, or anyone who watched last year's "Jessica Jones" series, will already know).

Luke Cage is very strong and indestructable; he can bend guns, and bullets bounce of his trademark black hoodie. The show is fun to watch, and I enjoy the shows star, Mike Colter, as Luke Cage. However, I have to say that it tends to move slowly; it needs to be more fast-paced because at times it makes you impatient and wondering when it will end. The show has great music from the people who sing at the club where Luke works, but I wish it would focus more on the characters. The show has some memorable dialogue, but the writing needs to be better for with the wonderful cast that includes Alfrie Woodard as Mariah Dillard, a corrupt politician who pretends to want to save Harlem. I think this show could make it to a second season, based on the strength of its cast. I just hope the writing gets better for the second season. I give this show a 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.


Today, Netflix debuted a behind-the-scenes look at its latest series Marvelís Luke Cage premiering globally September 30, 2016. This featurette delves into the gritty series' title character played by the Mike Colter.


Executive producer and showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and cast including Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Simone Missick (Misty Knight) and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple) explore this street-level hero's internal conflict between his desire to live in the shadows while being drawn to protect a neighborhood in need with his special abilities.

featurette here

Marvelís Luke Cage
which premieres globally on September 30, 2016 at 12:01am PT is the third show in the Defenders series to launch on Netflix.  The series follows the releases of  
Marvelís Daredevil and Marvelís Jessica Jones, leading up to the future release of Marvelís Iron Fist and ultimately, Marvelís The Defenders.


In this groundbreaking new series, audiences will witness the evolution of Luke Cage (previously introduced in Marvelís Jessica Jones) after he has relocated to Harlem and is in the process of picking up the pieces following his failed relationship with Jessica Jones.  Like the preceding Marvel series on Netflix, Marvelís Luke Cage is a gritty, action-packed drama, grounded in the real world with heroes who focus on saving their neighborhood and have their feet firmly planted on the ground.  

About Marvelís Luke Cage:

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city Ė forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.


Mike Colter plays the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage and is joined by Mahershala Ali (Cornell ďCottonmouthĒ Stokes), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Theo Rossi (Shades), Frank Whaley (Rafael Scarfe) and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple). Marvel's Luke Cage is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker (SouthLAnd, Ray Donovan) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones), who also serves as Marvel's Head of Television.


For more information on Marvelís Luke Cage, please visit for press materials and follow the showís social pages:

Marvelís Luke Cage

Twitter: @LukeCage (, #LukeCage


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