Luke Cage

Luke Cage – Soul Brother #1

by Alan Rapp on July 6, 2018

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  • Title: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Soul Brother #1
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Luke Cage - Soul Brother #1 television review

You know, it would be easier to take Luke Cage seriously if the all the villains on the show didn’t appear to have been transplanted from a Steven Seagal movie. A bad Steven Seagal movie. Since we last saw Luke Cage (Mike Colter) his celebrity around Harlem has only grown stronger (his appearances are even the subject of a new phone app). Of course there are still threats, such as a new street drug being sold under his name and Shades (Theo Rossi) and Mariah (Alfre Woodard) are still around with a score to settle and plans to sell off their business and go legit. Misty (Simone Missick) is still around as well. Despite her handicap, she decides to return to the job.

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  • Title: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season Two
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After limping to a finish of the show’s first season, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) returns to face a new threat of Bushmaster (Mustafa Shakir) who can hurt the otherwise seemingly invulnerable hero of Harlem. Simone Missick, Rosario Dawson, and Alfre Woodard return. The Second Season will be available on Netflix on June 22nd.

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The Defenders – Mean Right Hook

by Alan Rapp on August 23, 2017

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  • Title: Marvel’s The Defenders – Mean Right Hook
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Marvel's Defenders - Mean Right Hook television review

The slow inter-connection between Netflix’s four Marvel super-hero shows begins here as Misty Knight‘s (Simone Missick) multiple run-ins with Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and the bitchy private eye’s proximity to dead bodies, which also allows her to meet a certain Hell’s Kitchen lawyer, and the more violent meeting between Danny Rand (Finn Jones) and Luke Cage (Mike Colter) whose separate investigations lead them to the same warehouse where the Chaste have been slaughtered. The Cage/Iron Fist battle is pretty much run-of-the-mill comic story with two heroes mistaking each other for adversaries and duking it out before discovering they are on the same side. While the Knight/Jones interaction is less explosive, it does help set the stage for the police getting involved in the heroes’ battle with the Hand.

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The Defenders – The H Word

by Alan Rapp on August 21, 2017

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  • Title: Marvel’s The Defenders – The H Word
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Marvel's Defenders - The H Word 1 television review

For a show that had 65 previous episodes to set-up all the characters necessary to tell a combined storyline, the first episode of The Defenders spends an awful long time reintroducing us to the characters from each show. Luke Cage (Mike Colter) is released from prison, thanks in part to the help of Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson), and returns to Harlem and Claire (Rosario Dawson). Danny Rand (Finn Jones) and Colleen (Jessica Henwick) stop their worldwide travels searching for the Hand and return to New York after an encounter with a familiar deadly warrior. Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is slowly drinking herself to death and refusing to take any case until threatened to stay away from the search for a missing architect piques her interest. And Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), long since putting his horned-mask and billy-club aside, continues to struggle against leaving that part of his life behind.

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Sneak Peak – The Defenders

by Alan Rapp on August 14, 2017

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  • Title: Marvel’s The Defenders
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Here’s a short glimpse about what’s in store for Netflix’s heroes when they band together against the Hand. The season premieres on August 18th.

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