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Luke Cage

Post by Turdacious » Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:50 am

So far seems like a cross between a blaxploitation flick and something you'd see on the CW. Definitely a strong 70's vibe. Commissioner Burrell is great. Cage is being outshone by most of the major characters so far-- that's not a complaint, it's consistent with the character. Liking it so far and will continue to watch.
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Post by nafod » Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:20 am

I wish he was running for president.
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Re: Luke Cage

Post by Turdacious » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:17 pm

This thing is like two separate seasons. The first one (1-6) is fantastic. The second series (7-13) starts off great in episode 7 (Alfre Woodard kills it in that one-- IMHO the best episode of the series so far) but starts to come off the rails after that. It becomes like a violent daytime soap trying to (badly) address modern trends in a superhero context with a constantly rotating writing staff.
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Re: Luke Cage

Post by DrDonkeyLove » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:39 pm

Turdacious wrote:This thing is like two separate seasons. The first one (1-6) is fantastic. The second series (7-13) starts off great in episode 7 (Alfre Woodard kills it in that one-- IMHO the best episode of the series so far) but starts to come off the rails after that. It becomes like a violent daytime soap trying to (badly) address modern trends in a superhero context with a constantly rotating writing staff.
Just watched episode 1 and liked it primarily because I like the character and the 70's blaxploitation vibe. And the black undercover cop was hot too.
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Re: Luke Cage

Post by Kazuya Mishima » Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:01 pm

No yellow silk shirt and cuffed boots...no chrome headband and chain belt...I ain't watching it.

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Re: Luke Cage

Post by Pinky » Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:23 pm

Kazuya Mishima wrote:No yellow silk shirt and cuffed boots...no chrome headband and chain belt.
Don't be so sure about that.
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Re: Luke Cage

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:26 am

I'm not done with this yet, but, yeah, it kinda veered off, like it was two directors with two different visions.

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Re: Luke Cage

Post by Turdacious » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:59 am

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:I'm not done with this yet, but, yeah, it kinda veered off, like it was two directors with two different visions.
They get back to the strength of the series (the villains) in the last two episodes.
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Re: Luke Cage

Post by WildGorillaMan » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:09 pm

I'm at a little past the halfway point, and I've noted the incongruities mentioned, but I'm still enjoying it immensely.
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Post by Grandpa's Spells » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:38 pm

WildGorillaMan wrote:I'm at a little past the halfway point, and I've noted the incongruities mentioned, but I'm still enjoying it immensely.
I started tuning out hard once the magic bullets showed up. HE'S NOT GOING TO DIE I DON'T NEED TWO GD EPISODES WHERE THE VIEWER IS SUPPOSED TO WONDER IF HE'S GOING TO DIE.

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Re: Luke Cage

Post by Bobby » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:38 pm

Just watched the first 2 episodes with the bosswoman and so far I/we enjoyed it.
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Re: Luke Cage

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:10 pm

finally finished it

the romance between Claire and Cage was really forced, and I think it would have been best if they just left it out.

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Re: Luke Cage

Post by Pinky » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:46 pm

This show was fun, but it was a mess.

The show didn't really start doing what it needed to do until the last couple of episodes. The first half of the season was spent establishing that a guy who's super strong and invincible can beat up street thugs. It was entertaining, but reminded me of the need for a Guild of Calamitous Intent.

Then they spend two episodes establishing that alien super bullets exist, and that Luke Cage might actually have a real nemesis (other than Woodard's character).
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Re: Luke Cage

Post by DrDonkeyLove » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:04 am

Season 2 is out. If you liked season 1, you'll probably like it. New villain has potential. I feel some Greek tragedy comeuppance for Luke in the future.

Episode 2 has a good appearance by Gary Clark Jr.
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Re: Luke Cage

Post by Turdacious » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:05 am

I made it through three episodes. Reg Cathey (Wire alum) is amazing. Alfre Woodard's performance couldn't overcome the bad writing.

The Blaxploitation/Days Of Our Lives ratio was weighted too heavily in favor of the soap opera aspects. The kicker for me was when a one armed drunk chick with no super powers beat the shit out of three big dudes with weapons in a barfight. It's like Lena Dunham was one of the screenwriters.

It's like if they made Black Panther fifteen hours long instead of two without adding any real content.
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Re: Luke Cage

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:02 pm

Yeah Marvel on Netflix has been a bust IMO.

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Re: Luke Cage

Post by JimZipCode » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:44 pm

Grandpa's Spells wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:02 pm
Yeah Marvel on Netflix has been a bust IMO.
Jessica Jones still very strong.

The only other season we've been able to finish is Daredevil season 1. Everything else we dropped out of.
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