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I was thinking I would have to wait for the release of Black Panther to see a solo black super hero so I was excited to see a black super hero come to the smaller screen via Netflix.
Mike Colter,guest starred as Luke Cage in Jessica Jones and reprised in the role in the series of its own name. Luke Cage, also known as Power Man in some comics, released its first season, consisting of 13 episodes, September 30, 2016.
Colter had roles in Million Dollar Baby, The Following, and The Good Wife.
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As a part of the Marvel Comic family, Luke Cage rose to fame in the Blaxploitation genre in 1972. The music, culture, and theme of the show has a 70s vibe that some critics do not like, but it does give the show some character.
Cage is an ex-convict trying to rebuild his life, but soon has no choice but to defend his neighborhood, and confront his past. With super strength, unbreakable skin, and quick healing, it should be easy right?
An ensemble cast brings the series to life (pictured below, from left to right): Mike Colter, Theo Rossi, Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Rosario Dawson and Simone Missick.
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Overall, I loved the diversity of the cast, and the good writing of the show. It is action packed and you can see the actors dedication to their characters. The 70’s theme and music was not a set back to me. With other Marvel movies/characters everything is modern and high-tech, taking it old school for awhile has its benefits. I hope to see a season 2.