Luke Cage fans will be pleased to know that the Netflix original’s sophomore season is shaping up to be a winner! The series currently holds a Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes with an impressive 85% based on early critics reviews.
Season 2, which is available now on Netflix, finds Luke as he adjusts to his growing fame and tries to shut down the flow of heroin branded with his name. When someone from his past reaches out, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain
Here’s what some of the reviews are saying! Be sure to click the links for the full reviews.
“Judging from the second season’s carefully paced opening, with unresolved family tensions quivering in all directions, it seems this show won’t be making the same mistake twice.” –Daily Telegraph (UK)
“As it is, though, season two is an improvement on the first, delivering enough powerful set pieces and rich character development to satisfy the fans across its 13 episodes.” –Digital Spy
“It’s a step up from other recent Marvel/Netflix shows when it comes to a memorable villain with season-long objectives.” –Hollywood Reporter
“The visual style and kinetic, music-driven fight scenes from season one return, and while there may be a few more scraps than the show necessarily needs, the writers make sure to bring some creativity to Luke’s predicaments.” –Consequence of Sound
“While season 2 is far from perfect, it not only avoids the sophomore slump, it surpasses season 1 through a relentless focus on how both its heroes and villains are defined by their families.” –The Verge
Fans have been huge fans of Luke Cage since he was first introduced during season 1 of Marvels Jessica Jones and he has since appeared in The Defenders. Luke Cage stars Mike Colter, Theo Rossi, Simone Missick, Justin Swain, Ron Cephas Jones and Rosario Dawson and was created for TV by Cheo Hodari Coker.
Be sure to check out season 2 on Netflix now!
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