TV Club Binge: On Luke Cage, you go big or you go home

Welcome to The A.V. Club’s Luke Cage binge-watch. From Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2, A.V. Club contributor Caroline Siede will be watching and reviewing every episode of the Marvel series’ first season.You can follow along and comment on the whole season on the binge-watching hub page or chime in on the individual episode reviews. For those watching at a more moderate pace, reviews by Ali Barthwell will run every other day beginning Monday, October 3.

A pattern is emerging with these Marvel Netflix shows: They start out fairly grounded and realistic before eventually pushing things too far in a comic book direction. It happened with Daredevil (in both seasons), it happened with Jessica Jones, and now, unfortunately, it’s happening with Luke Cage too. This episode opens with a truly embarrassing technobabble scene in which Claire and Dr. Burstein frantically use trial and error …

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