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Streaming Now: Marvel’s “Luke Cage” on Netflix (9/30/2016)

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About two months ago I shared the full trailer for the at the time still upcoming “Luke Cage” original series that was heading to Netflix and would be following the second season of “Daredevil”.  If you didn’t see that for some reason, you might want to click HERE first to get you even more excited about it because my friends the time is now and “Luke Cage” is available for streaming.  Check out the poster, some premise and the cast of players and then I’ll return at the end with some more thoughts.


The Premise:
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.

Cast and Characters:
Mike Colter as Luke Cage
Mahershala Ali as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes
Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard
Simone Missick as Misty Knight
Theo Rossi as “Shades” Alvarez
Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe
Sônia Braga as Soledad Temple
Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple
Frankie Faison as Pops
Rob Morgan as Turk Barrett
Sean Ringgold as Sugar
Parisa Fitz-Henley as Reva Connors
Karen Pittman
Erik LaRay Harvey as Willis Stryker / Diamondback

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m loving the Marvel Studios/Netflix collaborations something fierce and while I have been looking forward to seeing “Luke Cage”, I am even more stoked for the soon to follow “Iron Fist”. These shows are all aiming to bring us to “The Defenders” mini-series but they really should have gone to the “Heroes For Hire” route IMHO.  This risky gamble about whether or not the fans would find this to their liking is a winning one for sure.  The both seasons of “Daredevil” were great and “Jessica Jones” while much more intense than I expected, was some really good storytelling.  Hopefully you gave them a watch as well but if you didn’t work from the beginning up to this new one because there are subtle references peppered across the various programs that relate to each other and the big screen doings.   That’s all I have on this one my friends so tell me, will you be binge watching this one?  Let me know in the comments section below.

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