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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 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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Just like how Ghostface Killah (aka Tony Starks) had a cameo in Iron Man (2008), Method Man's cameo in Luke Cage is relevant to his comic book inspired alias as "John Blaze," albeit in a more roundabout way.

John Blaze was played by Nicolas Cage in Ghost Rider (2007) and in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011). Nicolas Cage was originally named Nicolas Coppola and has admitted that his stage name "Cage" was inspired by none other than comic book character Luke Cage. 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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Every episode title of the series is named after a Gang Starr song. See more »

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Performed by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad feat. Method Man
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Luke Cage Hits Like a 90lb Creampuff
2 October 2016 | by (United States) – See 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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