Marvel's Luke Cage: Season 2 Reviews

August 27, 2018
That's a close metaphor for season 2, in that a prominent adaptation of a beloved comic property invites more scrutiny, and it's a shame it doesn't deliver.
June 26, 2018
They try to cram so much into those episodes that even potentially interesting storylines turn into a slog, and Luke's journey goes from the understandably rage-filled chapter that we see in every hero's story to a chore.
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June 25, 2018
Bloated, disheveled story but a super soundtrack and performance by Reg E. Cathey.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 22, 2018
The season premiere, surprisingly, is directed by Lucy Liu. But [the first two] episodes seemed a bit underwhelming.
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June 22, 2018
There's just too much stuff to really do justice to any of it, and that lack of focus makes it tough to latch on to anything the season is trying to do.
June 21, 2018
Luke Cage might be bulletproof, but the character's eponymous Netflix series looks weaker in Season 2 -- not bad, overall, but still experiencing the equivalent of a sophomore slump.
June 20, 2018
Perhaps the worst offender yet of the Netflix/Marvel drama approach of filling up a 13-episode bag with only three or four episodes' worth of story at best.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 20, 2018
Some of these scenes are watchable, good even - but they kill the pace during the series' already-flabby hour-long episodes, and leave you longing for a simpler story without the padding.
June 18, 2018
While Mike Colter and Alfre Woodard deliver solid performances, there simply isn't a compelling story worth exploring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10