The Book of Little Black Lies
Black Lightning Season 1



Critic Ratings: 11
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Episode Info

In the aftermath of the latest killing, Black Lightning works to clear his name while also hunting down the person responsible for his father's death, and anyone else involved. Tensions remain high between Black Lightning and Gambi.


Cress Williams
as Jefferson Pierce
Christine Adams
as Lynn Stewart
Nafessa Williams
as Anissa Pierce
China Anne McClain
as Jennifer Pierce
James Remar
as Peter Gambi
Damon Gupton
as Henderson
Marvin Jones III
as Tobias Whale
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Critic Reviews for The Book of Little Black Lies

It was great to see the show completely focus on the Pierce family and remind viewers what the show really excels at. Going forward the series should go this route and maybe veer away from the supernatural stuff.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

To say that this show has been getting better each episode would be a huge understatement.

Jun 19, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Trust seems pretty hard to come by these days between the show's major players.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

It's always great when Black Lightning takes a minute to slow and focus more on the Pierce family dynamics, if only because the show's cast has phenomenal chemistry

Mar 21, 2018 | Full Review…

This was the moment when my heart nearly stopped. [...] Thunder's theme song isn't about her. It's about us.

Apr 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Black Lightning has continued to not feel like a traditional CW superhero show because the characters don't behave stupidly for the sake of a questionable agenda.

Mar 28, 2018 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

Gambi even says one child he remembers hunting down for the ASA is still alive. This presents an interesting opportunity to have more powered characters on the series in future episodes.

Mar 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Leave it to Black Lightning, the best superhero show on TV right now (yep, I said it) choose again and again to prioritize emotional truth over plot mechanics.

Mar 21, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

"The Book of Little Black Lies" was another subpar episode of this CW drama. It started off so well, so it's a real shame to see the show already struggling to keep up the pace.

Mar 21, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is one of those Black Lightning episodes in which the superheroics take something of a backseat to familial relationships, but the performances are so powerful that it's hard to complain.

Mar 21, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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