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Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1

Luke Cage S1Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1: this series created by Cheo Hodari Coker follows its Netflix companions; it gives as much time to the antagonists as it does to the hero, allowing it to have a richer, rounder universe. It’s also very timely thematically. Once more, as has been the case in its companions, the female characters (in both sides of the conflict) are unusually strong and important to the narrative. That said, the villain rotation was less than ideal.  The cast is strong: Mike Colter cuts a nice figure and while he is solid as the title character, he ends up upstaged by Simone Missick, Rosario Dawson and Alfre Woodard; Mahershala Ali is also a fine presence. The series has a slick, consistent look, thanks to cinematographer Manuel Billeter (who shot all episodes). Another distinctive and welcome element throughout is the soundtrack, which brings lots of good songs.

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