REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episodes 12 & 13

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episodes 12 & 13

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10 Episode 11 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episodes 12 (“Soliloquy of Chaos“) & 13 (“You Know My Steez“) With these two episodes, the first season of Marvel’s Luke Cage comes to a…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 11: “Now You’re Mine”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 11: “Now You’re Mine”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episode 11: “Now You’re Mine“ With this episode, Marvel’s Luke Cage delivers maybe its most action-packed and suspenseful episode yet. As the series moves into its climax,…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage, Season 1, Episode 10: “Take It Personal”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage, Season 1, Episode 10: “Take It Personal”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episode 10: “Take It Personal“ Last episode ended with Luke and Claire having found Dr. Burstein, the man who gave Luke his abilities back in Seagate, and with them…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 9: “DWYCK”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 9: “DWYCK”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episode 9: “DWYCK“ After a somewhat shaky introduction in the previous episode, Erik LaRay Harvey nearly steals the show as Willis “Diamondback” Stryker in the ninth episode. Whereas in Episode 8 he came…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 8: “Blowin’ Up the Spot”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 8: “Blowin’ Up the Spot”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episode 8: “Blowin’ Up the Spot“ The eighth episode picks up moments after the previous episode’s double shock endings and doesn’t let up. Luke’s been shot by the Judas bullet McGuffin that was…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 7: “Manifest”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 7: “Manifest”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward. Episode 7: “Manifest“ Through what we professionals call “fancy lawyering” the evidence against Cornell Stokes is ruled inadmissible, and Misty and Luke can only stand and watch as he walks free. With Shades having filled in…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 5: “Just to Get a Rep”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 5: “Just to Get a Rep”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episode 5: “Just to Get a Rep“ With Luke having announced his presence to the world at the close of last episode, this one features him no longer hiding his abilities or aims from the people of Harlem. As…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 4: “Step in the Arena”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 4: “Step in the Arena”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward. Episode 4: “Step in the Arena“ This episode finally answers big questions about Luke’s past, how he got his abilities, and much about his beginnings that we didn’t yet know, albeit with a few very big exceptions. This examination of his past…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 2: “Code of the Streets”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 2: “Code of the Streets”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episode 2: “Code of the Streets“ Things are starting to pick up speed in this episode after the slower start that was episode one, albeit not in a huge way. Part of the issue the series faces is the reluctance of the series’ central…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 1: “Moment of Truth”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 1: “Moment of Truth”

Right out of the gate, Marvel’s Luke Cage feels unlike anything the studio has done to date. The third TV series from Marvel studios produced in partnership with Netflix (after “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones”) shares its gritty noir sensibility with the other Netflix shows, true, but Luke Cage is the first Marvel product to not be set in world where white people dominate the action. That alone makes it feel vibrant, refreshing and compelling, capturing an authentic sense…

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