When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.
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When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.

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For the basketball sequence the crew thought that a double would be needed for Misty (Simone Missick) until it came time to actually shoot the scenes. What they didn't know was that Simone was a capable player and easily accomplished the shots that were required for the game of H-O-R-S-E with the local basketball youths. See more »

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The thumb drive that Luke Cage gives Claire, which has Reva's data on it, is a different one than the one given to him by Jessica Jones (and also shown earlier in the Luke Cage series), which is bright yellow in color and has rounded edges. See more »

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Willis 'Diamondback' Stryker: You speak to me as if you're not in the presence of death.
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Every episode title of the series is named after a Gang Starr song. See more »

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Performed by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad feat. Method Man
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7 October 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

It could have been the best show in the world, but it's just a tribute (in the words of Jack Black) It is basically the black version of Superman (character-wise, not plot-wise) - and just like superman, Luke is unbelievably geekish - a good, all-American, humble, Christian saint -- and without the "Daredevilish" struggle between good and evil, the outcome is as anachronistic as the original. We live in a world where heroes and villains cannot afford to be so superficial anymore - they have to be psychologically credible. But it isn't just a tribute to comics-superheros, but also - and perhaps mainly- to what is means to be black in America - from the endless namedropping and references down to the impossibly corny and repetitive "I-have-a-dream"-style speeches. It feels more like a ceremony than a show. I'm not denying the importance of such a thing - the idea of a black superman is a very good and empowering one - so perhaps a tribute was in order - but just don't expect it to be anything else. There are a lot of boring moments (at least 6-episodes-worth of them)- endless monologues in attempt to inflate the characters and the action scenes are scarce and uninspiring. Funny thing - now I come to think of it - is that Luke's most interesting character development takes place in Jessica Jones and not in the show that is named after him. Perhaps it's just that Mike Colter's acting isn't deep and convincing enough to carry a whole show as a main character. However, there are enough redeeming moments to make this show an enjoyable-enough watch, and if you loved Jessica Jones and Daredevil, you'll have to watch Luke Cage - no way around it.


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