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Luke Cage 

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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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Series cast summary:
Mike Colter ...  Luke Cage / ... 26 episodes, 2016-2018
Simone Missick ...  Misty Knight 26 episodes, 2016-2018
Theo Rossi ...  Hernan 'Shades' Alvarez 23 episodes, 2016-2018
Alfre Woodard ...  Mariah Dillard 23 episodes, 2016-2018
Justin Swain ...  Detective Mark Bailey 15 episodes, 2016-2018
Sean Ringgold ...  Sugar 14 episodes, 2016-2018
John Clarence Stewart ...  Alex Wesley 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Karen Pittman ...  Inspector Priscilla Ridley / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Ron Cephas Jones ...  Bobby Fish 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Jeremiah Craft ...  D.W. Griffith 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Mustafa Shakir ...  John 'Bushmaster' McIver 11 episodes, 2018
Rosario Dawson ...  Claire Temple 11 episodes, 2016-2018
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After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city - forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury. Written by ahmetkozan

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USA

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English | Spanish | Polish

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1
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In 2016, Alfre Woodard played Miriam Sharpe, the mother of an American citizen killed in the battle of Sokovia, in Captain America: Civil War (2016). Later that year, she began playing Mariah Dillard in Season One of this series. She is one of the very few actors to play more than one character in the MCU. See more »

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Multiple characters refer to the police in the series as being from "Harlem PD." In reality Harlem is simply a neighborhood on the island of Manhattan and thus would be patrolled by the New York Police Department or NYPD.

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Luke Cage: [after being shot at] I'm about sick of always having to buy new clothes.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are a sequence of Harlem locations highlighted over a silhouetted Luke Cage's skin. See more »

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Luke Cage Hits Like a 90lb Creampuff
2 October 2016 | by hyperiontitanjSee all my reviews

I was looking forward to this more so than the other Marvel Netflix shows, but Luke Cage is easily the weakest of the bunch.

The show improves throughout its run, but it really only picks up over the last few episodes. The story is not compelling, the acting is troublesome at times (mostly early on), and Cage's story arc and motivation (or lack thereof) leaves much to be desired for most of the first season. At times it's hard to believe he's the same character who first appeared in Jessica Jones.

The biggest issue is the tedium. The director appears to have a problem with story telling, but the real issue is there just isn't enough material to fill each episode. Every hour drags on and on. It's awkwardly punctuating by musical numbers that will not be appealing to most viewers with frequent cuts back and forth which simply interrupt the consequential moments of each episode instead of accentuating them.

The villains are too weak for the season to drag on as it did. Cage is very overpowered in this series (far more powerful than in Jessica Jones) and there's no plausible reason he doesn't mop things up by the end of the first few episodes. To account for this, much of the show is filler. Some of the reviews I've seen remark how much character development there is on the supporting cast as one of the show's strengths. Honestly, it seems to be a glaring weakness. Not only is this too, filler, the character development is poor. It not only doesn't explain who these people really are and in fact detracts from the characters as you see how weak and ineffectual the rest of the cast is.

In reality, Cage could have pimp slapped the villain out of Harlem at any point in the entire series and they could have moved on to a new and better story line.


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