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Luke Cage Season 1 Episode 1 Review: “Moment of Truth”

Marvel’s Luke Cage has easily been one of the most anticipated new dramas of 2016. After Mike Colter’s breakout performance as the Power Man in last year’s Jessica Jones, Marvel fans were anxious to see what the actor could bring to a show of his own. Would Colter be able to anchor a Luke Cage series and help it reach the same quality of Jessica Jones and Netflix’s other Marvel series, Daredevil? The answer, after one episode at least, is a resounding yes. Colter continues to fully embody the character of Luke Cage, who finally gets to take center stage as the action switches from Hell’s Kitchen to Harlem, where Luke tries to remain off the grid, working two jobs that he’s clearly overqualified for. One of those two jobs is at Pop’s barbershop; Luke sweeps the floor and cleans the towels for Pop, who acts a type of father figure to Luke. Pop knows about Luke’s powers, and while he’s happy to give him a job so that he can pay his rent, he’s always encouraging him to be something more, to move forward and become the hero that he’s so clearly capable of being. READ MORE...

'Luke Cage' Review: How Does the New Arrival Stack up to 'Daredevil' and 'Jessica Jones'?

The next series in Netflix's planned four-way crossover miniseries, The Defenders , has hit the streaming service. All episodes of the first season of Luke Cage are now available for streaming on Netflix. After first appearing in Jessica Jones , Mike Coulter gets to headline his own series as the man with the unbreakable skin and super-strength, Luke Cage. As a series, Luke Cage manages to keep up the same strengths as Jessica Jones (and Daredevil ) and even improves in several ways. Sadly, though, in one vital area, Luke Cage falls short.  ...Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/luke-cage/luke-cage-review-61469.aspx

Luke Cage Series Premiere Recap: The Blacker the Berry

"Moment of Truth" evokes the history of black art, black power, and black politics. ....Read More... //www.vulture.com/2016/09/marvels-luke-cage-recap-season-1-episode-1.html?mid=full-rss-vulture

Luke Cage Premiere Recap: Meet the New King of Harlem

  Marvel and Netflix are launching their new original series Marvel's Luke Cage today, September 30, with 13 original episodes. The superhero series developed by Cheo Hodari Coker exists in the same Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Avengers movies; but are more closely tied to fellow Netflix Originals ...  ...Read More...   //www.tvguide.com/news/luke-cage-premiere-recap-moment-of-truth/?rss=breakingnews

Luke Cage Review: Get Ready for a Black Superhero and His Magic Cream Shave

The superhero credo about great power and great responsibility takes on a whole new meaning in the thrilling new series Luke Cage. At first glance, this is just another comic-book drama from Netflix. But because the hero is black, this Jessica Jones spinoff and its layered approach means so much more when it premieres on the streaming service Friday. For starters,this dude doesnt just save the day, he defies it asa bulletproof black man in a hoodie. Even those with a cursory awareness of the Black Lives Matter movementcan understandwhy impenetrable skin is something a significant number of people who share this hue wished they had. ...Read More... //www.thewrap.com/luke-cage-review-get-ready-for-a-black-superhero-and-his-magic-cream-shave/

Review: Marvels Luke Cage, a Hero for Harlem

The neighborhood is a vivid presence in this new Netflix series, which stars Mike Colter as a literally bulletproof threat to a crime boss. ...Read More... //www.nytimes.com/2016/09/30/arts/television/review-marvels-luke-cage-a-hero-for-harlem.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

'Luke Cage': EW review

In a vanilla sea of lily-white superhero shows, Marvels Luke Cage offers something valuable and rare, a saga about a black man of steel. Race is intrinsic to his character and adds provocative dimension to his genre archetype. With his bulletproof skin, virtuous heart, and activist spirit......   Read More... //feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/H5JE92o_wzI/luke-cage-ew-review

Luke Cage Review: New Marvel Series Is Strong, But Not Without Weak Spots

Netflixs superhero dramas, because they dont have to sweat the week-to-week ebbs and flows in ratings, are able to spend protracted amounts of time with the villain. And that can indeed be a sweet storytelling luxury, as demonstrated thus far by Marvels Daredevil and Jessica Jones series. But theres a point in Marvels Luke Cage [] //tvline.com/2016/09/25/luke-cage-review-season-1-netflix/

‘Luke Cage’ Review: Netflix Delivers the Hero We Need

One of the best things about Marvel’s growing set of series on Netflix is how each has managed to create its own distinct feel while not straying too far from the overall tone. Daredevil is dark, literally, and contains some of the universe’s most grisly violence, while Jessica Jones’ narrative bleakness is tempered by a bright banter. Luke Cage is smooth and deliberate, with Cage himself (Mike Colter) fighting to move both himself and his neighborhood into the light. All three protagonists struggle with the idea of heroism, and how they fit into a world forever changed by "The Incident" (see: The Avengers). But they do, each finding their own way to a path that will, eventually, bring them all together with Iron Fist for The Defenders. READ MORE...

Luke Cage Review: Mike Colter-Led Marvel Series Flexes Serious Muscle

When Marvel 's Luke Cage first debuted in the comics in 1972, the New York City-based black superhero with super-strength and unbreakable skin was very much of his time. As the civil rights movement stepped onto a new stage, Blaxploitation movies like Superfly and Shaft snagged big box office and America's cities slid further into decline, the Hero for Hire struck a chord but was never able to find steady success at the newsstand. With the launching of the very strong Luke ...Read More... //deadline.com/2016/09/luke-cage-review-marvel-netflix-mike-colter-video-1201814412/