When watching the Netflix original show “Luke Cage” I was very excited to see what the people that made “Jessica Jones” and “Daredevil” had in store for me.
(L-R) Mercedes Knight, Claire Temple, Luke Cage, Mariah Dillard, Hernan Alvarez and Cornell Stokes.
Sadly, from the episodes that I’ve seen this far, it was slightly disappointing.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate the show by any means, but it’s just that with the tough brooding character act that Luke Cage seems to have in this TV show, the personality of the main character is just uninteresting and just plain boring.
The character of Luke Cage is just a bit of a bitter tough guy, and to be honest, it gets tiring very fast.
There were only like two or three characters in the series so far that have more of a distinguished character.
Though the characters are lacking in character, the story is pretty solid for a normal Marvel show.
Luke is trying his best to keep his secrets hidden but throughout the series we see him develop more and more and then he becomes the hero he was destined to be.
So basically this is your typical superhero story.
The story itself works decently well, but it’s certainly no “Daredevil” Or “Jessica Jones”, then again, if a Marvel fan watches it they would probably enjoy it and even the references to old “Luke Cage” comics.
While I personally wasn’t that big of a fan of this TV show and the episodes I’ve watched, the story and the twists do eventually get you invested on the show.
In this review of the Luke Cage Netflix original series, I would have to give it a 3.5/5 stars.
It isn’t perfect, but it isn’t bad either.
With a few mishaps here and there, it still can be viewed for what it is.