I’m almost done the first season of Luke Cage and I will say that I’m enjoying it.
However, I don’t think it’s one of the best superhero shows around. I’d probably peg it somewhere in the middle.
Yeah, I’m a nerd.
The one thing I don’t like about the show is the super powers Luke Cage possesses. For the first half of the season, nothing could touch the guy so there was little to no suspense. He just walked around and did what he wanted, and the only thing stopping him from taking certain actions were his own set of ethical codes.
One criticism the show has had to endure is that it’s not diverse enough.
In other words, some people think it’s a racist show because it has too many black people and not enough white people.
To this I call bullshit.
As news.com points out:
The show features an African-American superhero and is set in the historically black community of New York City’s Harlem.
With a predominantly black cast, the show explores oppression and redemption by channelling the African-American experience in today’s USA.
First off…it’s set in a predominantly black area for crying out loud!
Of course the majority of the cast is going to be black in that case.
Second of all, who gives a crap what color their skin is?
The only thing I care about is whether the characters are interesting, whether the plot is good, whether I’m entertained by the content etc. I don’t care whether they’re black, Asian, white or whatever.
Damn it, why do we have to go through every show and movie and count what ‘types’ of people are in it?
Just get the best people for the job, create a show or movie that is good and be damned to what skin color etc they are.
This politically correct nonsense is driving me out of my damned mind!
The one thing I think Luke Cage does need is a super villain with some super powers that can at least give him a run for his money.
I also think it needs to move away from some of the more cliche plot lines, such as an arch-villain with daddy issues.
All in all though, this show is worth a watch. It’s also new so it might grow into an even better show as time goes by.