Black Lightning: Season 3 (2019)

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Season 3
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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 7, 2019
2
Air date: Oct 14, 2019
3
Air date: Oct 21, 2019
4
Air date: Oct 28, 2019
5
Air date: Nov 11, 2019
6
Air date: Nov 18, 2019
7
Air date: Nov 25, 2019
8
Air date: Dec 2, 2019
9
Air date: Dec 9, 2019
10
Air date: Jan 20, 2020
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Critic Reviews for Black Lightning Season 3

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

It's time for more Black Lightning! And so far, the season 3 premiere is giving me hope that this outing will avoid some of the mistakes of last season.

Oct 29, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The first episode of the third season is just as politically charged as previous episodes, but this time around things feel more relevant, more attuned to this specific time and place

Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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What stands out about the episode are the small touches here and there that make the way Freeland's falling into chaos feel, for lack of a better phrase, grounded in reality.

Oct 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Although this year's Black Lightning has a very different feel to the previous one (which itself was a change from the tone of Season 1), subplots from the show's first two years continue throughout.

Oct 29, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The one issue with the time jump was the sharp tonal shift. Don't get me wrong, the added tension and drama is well-appreciated to shake things up. However, the plot points between where the story left off and now are vastly different.

Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: 4.3/5.0 | Full Review…

I hope this season maintains focus and doesn't find itself branching out too far away from its central conflicts. If the following episodes consistently operate at this level, this will be an exciting season to watch.

Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Black Lightning: Season 3

  • Feb 15, 2020
    this season is a big let down with the first episode quite decent it didn't quite capture the magic and beauty the first two seasons had the war was soo hype up and then it was completely let down not to mention the quite terrible action it's nothing like the first two.
  • Feb 05, 2020
    One of the best written and acted shows on TV right now. Although I prefer Arrow and The flash, black Lightning hasn't had a bad season and you can tell the show just has a higher budget with better effects and costumes then other cw shows. Supergirl and Legends had some good and bad seasons and batwoman is just bad but Black Lightning is on a different level then these shows.
  • Jan 21, 2020
    My favorite Arrowverse show. They really bring it with the story, writing, effects, etc. The politics has been a minimal especially compared to other arrow-verse shows, and when it happens it's mostly spoken by characters so for me it doesn't ruin things. Also as someone who has studied some history outside of the classroom I find that this show has more accurate views than the other shows, but honestly this season has been mostly just good comic book story telling.
  • Jan 09, 2020
    Still the same boring dry show. How did it get a 2nd season let alome a 3rd? Only saving grace has been the tie-in to the Crisis on Infinite Earths. The highlight of the show is the hot daughters but even that only does so much. Show needs to be retooled. Get rid of the old over the hill hero and focus on the 2 younger heroes. I don't watch these types of shows to see people past their prime. Needs to be canceled. As usual the audience score doesnt reflect the garbage critic score.
  • Dec 18, 2019
    Spare yourself some time to watch this, please! I am truly entertained. Episode 9 was just.. Amazing
  • Dec 12, 2019
    Just horrible. Dont wast your life on this
  • Dec 09, 2019
    This show is a mixture of The Wire, A superhero show, and this season is filled with crazy Shondaland B!6 gamesmanship
  • Dec 05, 2019
    This is a truly amazing show. There are certain aspects that are not for everyone as it is politically influenced and certain villains specifically from season 1 can make viewers of a certain political party feel uncomfortable but the villains specifically Tobias Whale, Lala, and Agent Odell are incredible and the actors all give amazing performances. The show builds drama very effectively and although there are some duller moments the show always packs a punch in is penultimate and finale episodes that culminate everything great in the season.
  • Dec 04, 2019
    The first 2 seasons were great. Season 3 is terrible. They must have changed the writers or the producers or something. In the first 2 seasons the characters reactions to situations seemed reasonable...just about every reaction in season 3 is unreasonable. Season 3 feels a lot more cartoonish than the first 2 seasons. Someone has screwed up a show that had great potential.
  • Dec 03, 2019
    It's good for passing the time. It's pretty obvious that it has a specific target audience so I can see why many people will dislike this show. But I put it in the same boat as the other DC shows.

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