It’s been a while since we last saw Luke Cage in the first season of his solo series, though we did get to see the character pop up in The Defenders last Summer. Many are in agreement that while the first season of the character’s show was good – it wasn’t great, mainly due to the fact that it seemed to drag on, and killed off a great villain. Mike Colter made a great Luke Cage, though.
ScreenRant: This self-discovery unfolds through a series of dramatic choices that keep the narrative ticking along at a surprisingly brisk pace.
The Daily Beast: …More important than that, it’s a season where the women around him are discovering themselves.
Forbes: Luke Cage season two is a solid watch that suffers from the same problems as all the Marvel Netflix shows do.
Den of Geek: Luke Cage Season 2 does everything the first season did right and tightens up what didn’t work.
Washington Post: Woodard’s transformation from reluctantly-corrupt politician to queen of Harlem crime is Season 2’s outstanding breakaway performance.
Collider: The more self-assured second season has some truly great moments, especially from the ultra-charming Simone Missick, but there’s still way too much filler in between.
Slashfilm: Luke Cage returns for a complex, emotional season that increases the stakes while also suffering the same pacing problems of every other Marvel/Netflix show.
Black Girl Nerds: This season is by far one of the most well-written and fully developed plot lines we’ve seen yet from a sophomore Marvel TV series.
So there you have it. It’s worth pointing out that early screeners for shows aren’t the entire season, but this is still some pretty positive news for the upcoming Marvel series that hits Netflix on June 22nd.
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