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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With all of Harlem bearing witness, Luke takes on the fight of his life in hopes of emerging as the defender his city needs.


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 Luke Cage / ... (15 episodes, 2016-2018)
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 Misty Knight (13 episodes, 2016)
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 Hernan 'Shades' Alvarez (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Mariah Dillard (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Zip (9 episodes, 2016)
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 Claire Temple (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Bobby Fish (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Willis 'Diamondback' Stryker (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Inspector Priscilla Ridley (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes (7 episodes, 2016)
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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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Throughout the series, there are many references made to Justin Hammer as the manufacturer of guns and weapons. Justin Hammer, in Marvel Comics, is the main weapons competitor of Tony Stark (Iron Man) and was portrayed in the movie Iron Man 2 by actor Sam Rockwell. See more »

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Behind the desk in Cottonmouth's office is a very fancy type of flat panel TV that actually mechanically extends from the wall and flips the screen so that one side is a TV monitor while the other is a painting or some other form of art. In some scenes throughout the first 6 episodes or so, there is a small black reading lamp that appears only when the "art-side" is facing out, almost as if the set dressers forgot there was a TV on the other side and that the lamp would have been knocked over if anyone ever turned on the TV. See more »

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Luke Cage: Sweet Christmas.
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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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Featured in Conan: Kevin Nealon/Mike Colter/Amos Lee (2016) See more »

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Performed by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad feat. Method Man
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Luke Cage -- A Huge Disappointment.
17 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Creator and main writer of Luke Cage was an English Major and it shows. This series had all drama and excitement of a college thesis. It's great that he referenced the great black mystery writer Walter Mosley and other masters of the genre like Dennis Lehane but that's as close to greatness he ever got. This show had some the most inept and amateurish writing of any Marvel franchise EVER. The dialogue was so predictable you could say the words along with the actors as they were speaking.Scene after scene had the characters DISCUSSING, the same issue over and over again where NOTHING happened. These writers failed to understand the most basic tenet of screen writing which requires CONFLICT.I don't mean physical fighting but mental and intellectual sparring with the characters inner life and struggles coming through in their subtext – what they're thinking and not saying. There was zero subtext in almost every scene. On top of that their efforts at humor and wit were a bunch of tired old sayings and jokes we've heard a thousand time.

As for the actors, with the exception of the always terrific Rosario Dawson, Simone Missick, Frank Whalley and Mahershala Ali, this series had some of the most inept and awful acting I have ever seen on TV. Mike Colter's heavy breathing and grimacing to show emotion and Alfre Woodward's head-shaking-always-on-the-verge-of-tears fake emoting were amateurish at best. Don't even get me started on Karen Pittman's horrendous dragon lady performance of Inspector Ridley.

One could forgive a lot if the show hadn't been so deadly dull.It's a real indictment of the writing when you can fast forward through most of every episode and not miss a thing in the story which unfortunately was the only way to get through this interminable slog. Binge watching? Hell, it was more like cringe watching.


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