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Black Lightning feels like a prestige drama as much as a superhero show, with a bunch of kick-ass action baked in. What's not to like?
"The Resurrection" was a fantastic opening hour for the series, one that shows just how intelligent and complicated Black Lightning aspires to be. It's not a regular superhero show. That's a good thing.
Black Lightning is the rare narrative that gives a black man, and the black community around him, centre stage.
Black Lightning doesn't redefine the superhero genre, but it does do an excellent job of grounding its characters in a realistic world where the weight of their decisions feels more important than those of the other live-action DC shows.
The CW's latest superhero show made an impressive debut that suggests it could be one of the new standard bearers of the genre.
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