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Luke Cage is a TV series starring Theo Rossi, Mike Colter, and Justin Swain. 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:
...  Shades / ... 23 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Luke Cage / ... 20 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Bailey / ... 16 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Misty Knight 14 episodes, 2016-2018
...  D.W. Griffith / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
...  John 'Bushmaster' McIver 11 episodes, 2018
...  Mariah Dillard 10 episodes, 2016
...  Tilda / ... 10 episodes, 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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In 2016, Alfre Woodard played Miriiam 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 season one recurring character Mariah Dillard in 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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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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Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes: You know why everyone wants to be the king? Cause of the crown.
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The opening credits are a sequence of Harlem locations highlighted over a silhouetted Luke Cage's skin. See more »

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Referenced in Collider TV Talk: Episode #1.29 (2016) See more »

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Bulletproof Love
Performed by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad feat. Method Man
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Which half to rate?
6 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

The first half of season one rocked--the second half flopped.

Excellent acting performances for complex characters, masterful integration of powerful music, introspection and confrontation with current social issues--all highlights of the first several episodes.

Unfortunately, as the season progressed, one could sense that whoever was driving this bus fell asleep, or was otherwise distracted. A couple of scenes were reminiscent of old Batman and Robin episodes. B-rated, campy, predictable dialog replaced the eloquence of the early episodes. Logical progression of plot lines and at least cursory explanations of how this-lead-to-that were ignored. All capped with an uninspired, unsurprising finale.

My hope is the show will learn from its mistakes, correct the flaws, and become even better next year.


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