Title: Luke Cage
First Aired: September 30, 2016-Season One, June 22, 2018-Season Two
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Luke Cage is a TV series starring Mike Colter, Simone Missick, and Theo Rossi. 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.
With Season Two coming out soon, I figured now would be a good time to write up my feelings about Luke Cage’s Season One.
Starting out slowly, the progression of events took its time developing (sometimes to a fault). I felt myself urging for it to quicken its pace and add in more twists and turns that Luke would have to face being in his home of Harlem. However, as I watched, I realized why the show take a while to develop.
Without the dramatic build up, the enemies Luke Cage faces would not have their own stories to tell, and the ultimate goals of each person of the show could not be expressed as artistically. That is what Luke Cage the series, is. A show that reveals the brutality of Cage’s Harlem and creates a multi-layered story that has many moving components throughout.
A main focus of this Netflix Original is to create a culture that is Harlem. This is one of my favorite aspects of Luke Cage. The exhibition of culture. It is such a driving factor for each and every person that is showcased. From the small barber, to the detectives, and flowing into the villains.
When I saw that they released the trailer for Season Two, I couldn’t have hit the play button fast enough. Once I was done, I couldn’t help but feel hyped for the new plot and characters being introduced. Though, isn’t that the goal of every trailer, to get the audience hyped?
So there you have it, my feelings about Luke Cage, the story of Harlem and one altered human.