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So does Luke Cage get any better after the second episode? Because it is shit so far.

Date: 2016-10-02 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kita0610.livejournal.com
Man that's funny bc everyone is RAVING about it on my flist. I haven't seen it yet. Keep me posted bc I trust your judgment on super heroes.

Date: 2016-10-03 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] formanymiles.livejournal.com
Unfortunately I feel like the idea of the character is better than the execution of it. I saw an article recently which pointed out the importance of having a bulletproof black man as a super hero (that was a real ". . . oh" moment of realization for me, which is embarrassing), and I liked Luke on Jessica Jones.

But the dialog alternates between schlock and shit, to be alliterative about it. And I don't know if the lead can carry the show himself; he's a void of charisma. I watched it with my sister last night, and during the first one we kept saying, "It's the pilot, let's watch one more, let's watch one more," and by the end of the second one we couldn't handle another one.

I'm disappointed, because I have been looking forward to this show. Not sure if I can make myself finish it.

Date: 2016-10-03 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kita0610.livejournal.com
Oh yes! I read that article. It's really too bad he isn't charismatic bc he is damn fine to look at. I never saw JJ bc it's way too rapey. How is he different on his own show- is it just that he can't carry it?

Date: 2016-10-03 12:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] formanymiles.livejournal.com
I knooooooow. He is gorgeous. Really gorgeous cardboard.

So far, the pacing of the show is a real problem for me. I know since he was a side character on JJ that they need to do his origin story for his own show, that's cool. But on JJ, the plot had a lot of tension overall--I don't know how much you've read about it and don't want to dig in too deep, but I was strung like a wire for every episode, and I didn't know at all what to expect.

The premise of LC is that he's gone into hiding at his wizened mentor's barber shop and is trying to stay out of the superhero life. Inevitably, the conflict between mentor and the villain draws Luke in. It feels like something I have seen a million times before.

I think it's too bad, plotwise, that they didn't do a straight-up prequel, because I am so tired of hearing about his dead wife.

Date: 2016-10-03 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kita0610.livejournal.com
I read all about JJ via online articles and my Flist so yeah, I know about the tension etc. And the whole thing seemed super interesting plot wise, just not the kind I wanna have in my head.

Maybe Cage gets less redundant the further in you get? Although if the lead can't carry it I dunno if I could keep trying either. So many other people on my Flist really seemed to enjoy it.

Date: 2016-10-03 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] formanymiles.livejournal.com
Yeah, I completely get that; I had no idea of the premise when I started watching it, so it was a surprise to me.

I might also be burning out on superheroes. I still haven't seen the second Avengers movie or the new ("new") Cap movie. I have Supergirl in my Netflix queue, but I just keep watching Star Trek and true crime documentaries, I have brain rot.

Date: 2016-10-03 01:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kita0610.livejournal.com
I loved Civil War, but I love me some Cap. I don't even remember the second Avengers... was it the Bucky one? Idgaf about Bucky. And yet yep, still loved Civil War.

I gave up on DD this season too. It bored me.

Date: 2016-10-03 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] formanymiles.livejournal.com
Winter Soldier was the second Cap movie and possibly my favorite Marvel movie of them all, LOL. Oh, that and Iron Man 3.

I think in the second Avengers, one of Tony's suits comes alive and tries to kill everyone. I started watching it and turned t off about 10 minutes in.

I haven't seen DD at all. I know my man Jon Bernthal is in it, but I think he's getting a spin-off as well? Might just wait for that.

Date: 2016-10-03 01:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kita0610.livejournal.com
Yeah and The Punisher seems like our kind of hero, despite you know, dead wife angst. He's Not A Nice Man.

Date: 2016-10-03 02:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] formanymiles.livejournal.com
I just love that dude's face so much. He's like a handsome brick.

Date: 2016-10-03 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kita0610.livejournal.com
Lol!! I don't find him handsome at all but he is attractive bc he's so damn Manly. A brick is a good descriptor, actually...

Date: 2016-10-03 04:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] formanymiles.livejournal.com
The phrase "built like a brick shit house" comes to mind. Especially when his hair is buzzed.


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