Black Lightning (2018– )

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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A crusading school principal gets back into action as the original African-American electrical superhero.

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Salim Akil

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2 March 2018 | Colin0001
| Tried to like it. Struggled. Failed.
I'm black, and of an age where I was hugely into superhero and comic book culture from back in the day. And now seeing these stories brought to the screen, makes me more happy than you can know. With the high production values of Black Panther, and Luke Cage before it (I preferred Luke Cage actually), I was hoping for more of the same with Black Lightning. Instead, I tried to be loyal because at least I am represented as a black person on screen. But I didn't like the characters. Some were just jarring. The acting often seemed wooden.

It aims for grittiness, but it doesn't come across as gritty. It comes across as some very disinterested actors earning a quick buck, in something that they don't truly believe in.

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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