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Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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[The] supporting cast also gets an upgrade.... while each of these tweaks is relatively minor on its own, all together they put the series in a much better position to succeed than a direct adaptation would.
All [the] ponderousness is executed with a confidence and skill that promises a satisfying first season, and one I think you should give a shot. Let Marvel's and Freeform's kid sibling shine its own light (and shadow).
Importantly, crucially, we get believable and well-earned reasons - rooted in information revealed in those early, talkier episodes - for them to adopt the superheroic lifestyle, and devote themselves to justice, instead of revenge.
As a Freeform show, "Cloak & Dagger" has to skew in family-soap-opera and teenage-romance directions... Helping it go down are reliably good work by Gloria Reuben and Andrea Roth as the heroes' moms, and the location photography in New Orleans...
Cloak & Dagger, however, feels more akin to the Netflix genre of Marvel shows in all its grittiness - but it has an immediate leg up thanks to judicious editing, careful characterization, and downright surreal storytelling.