"Luke Cage, season 2: The best things about it"
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Luke Cage, season 2: The best things about it
These are the top five best things about Luke Cage season two.
Marvel's new Netflix series is out, but maybe you skipped it.
Here are the reasons why you should check it out.
If you haven't seen the season, minor spoilers are ahead.
Let's get to it.
At number five, there's a lot going on in this season.
This can also be a bad thing at times, since there's a lot going on in the season, to the point that maybe the stories told in season two could have been spread out in a season and a half easily.
A couple of episodes seem like they could serve as season finales All that being said, the smaller stores interconnect well and serve a greater story.
Coming in at number four is the music.
Since a lot of the show takes place in the club Harlem's Paradise, there are a lot of musical performances.
Watching season two, you'll see Faith Evans, Ghost Face Killa, KRS 1, and others perform.
There are also some great blues covers.
All of the music add to the overall ambiance of the show.
Number three, the supporting characters are great.
This kind of goes hand in hand with number 5. Since there's a lot going on the supporting characters have a lot to do.
Misty Knight, Luke's father, James Mariah and Shades are all excellent.
Each of their arcs are told well with twists and turns that make for a lot of intricate stories.
All of the actors seem to be comfortable and are having fun with their roles.
Coming in at number two are the compelling rival In season two, you've got both Mariah and Bush Master as the two main antagonists for Luke Cage and each other.
In some respects, they're not really your traditional villains, especially Bush Master.
He's just trying to undo some wrongs done to his family.
There are some great scenes with Bush Master, as he is talking with his family, and he comes across as a three dimensional character Another scene has Bush Master talking with Luke Cage while in a semi-truce which adds another layer to it.
And the number one best thing about the second season of Luke Cage is changing the status quo By the end of the season, things have changed substantially.
We're not going to spoil the season so the B roll we're going to show next will not match at all to what I'm saying.
Characters die, other characters get their comeuppance, new alliances are formed...
Other characters ascend to take over Harlem.
By the end of Season 2, you'll want to see season three.
And that's the mark of any great season of television.
Did you like the second season of Luke Cage or are you over the Marvel television universe?
Let us know.
I'm Iyaz Akhtar and I'll see you online.
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