Marvel is at it again and this time with Luke Cage. If you watched the Marvel Netflix original Jessica Jones you already know the character. The show follows the story of Luke Cage (Mike Colter) as he fights against a powerful Gang overlord in New York Harlem named Cottonmouth (Mahershala Ali).
Initially in our story Luke wants to be left alone to live his life after a stint in jail and the loss of his wife (watch Jessica Jones because it goes over how his wife died). Luke washes dishes at a restaurant/club owned by Cottonmouth and sweeps hair at a barber shop owned by his Father-in-law Henry “Pop” Hunter (Frankie Faison). The thing about Luke that makes him different than most is that he has completely unbreakable skin be it gun, knife, or bulldozer nothing can hurt him; or so he thought until someone very close to him is taken by the gang violence plaguing Harlem.
Netflix did an incredible job following the comic books on this one. They took a few liberties but all around it’s very close. Here’s the Marvel Wiki on Luke Cage if you would like to learn more about the original character.
All around Luke cage is a great show; better than Dare Devil but not as good as Jessica Jones as far as Marvel Netflix Originals. Luke cage gets a 7/10 on the Tyler Scale.
If you want more here’s the trailer!