TV Review: Marvel’s Luke Cage S1E10 Take It Personal

Luke Cage PosterLuke gets closer to the truth about Reva and her part in his fate, while Mariah wrestles with the morality of her new role. Misty hunts for Luke.

Marvel’s Luke Cage gets back to its political roots in this episode which has Diamondback attempting to start a war between the cops and Cage.

Cops chasing down and arresting young black kids in their search for Cage is a striking image and the use of force is a gut punch of our actual reality. This sets the show into an interesting direction pitting the community against Cage and the police.

It’s the latter part of which I have an issue with. The solutions that Mariah throws out there doesn’t quite make sense and it’s odd that folks go along with it the way they do. It’s all a little odd and I’m not quite sure this sits well. There should be more action and more out in the open beyond Mariah. It’s a definite stumble in the show and it’s political themes.

The episode also has some really interesting revelations about Reva which I’m still debating how I feel, but we get an even better idea as to what’s going on when it comes to Cage’s origin. That is also explored more as Cage visits his home with some revelations.

The episode is an interesting one in that it gets the series back to its political roots and also trips up in a way by doing so.

Overall Rating: 7.95

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