Premise: As a younger man, Jefferson Pierce donned the suit of a vigilante and protected the streets of his city, but he believed he'd left those days in the past. He learns that life doesn't always work out as planned when his daughter, Jennifer -- a star student who is determined to achieve justice at any cost -- gets recruited by a street gang. In order to protect his family, Jefferson sees no choice but to once again become Black Lightning.
I havent' seen all the episodes. I jumped in pretty late so I never seen the first 2 or 3 episodes. I still got on it. I notice with black superhero shows they tend to incorporate real world issues especially those that tie in racial conflicts and identity. I'm not black myself. Asian here. I see the show not trying to be too preachy. It is subtle.
I have not read the comics. I will judge the TV show on its merits.
So far, I find the villain interesting. He was an albino African American. I never seen that before. Black Lightning - he's decent. I haven't grown attached to him yet. In comparison to Static Shock cartoon on Kids WB, he was relatable due to him being a teenager. Black Lightning is an adult. I'm an adult but I can't really find anything similar to relate to other than him helping youth.
I watched today's episode. Gambi and Jefferson made up things as Jefferson didn't want to go ask Gambi for anything. However, he was forced by agents who were forcing Gambi to talk about Black Lightning by threatening to kill Jefferson.
While Jefferson saved Gambi's life, he has given away his secret identity to an astute agent who deduce Jefferson is Black Lightning since there was a black out.
It's a good episode for that relationship. My funny moment was the lady dropping microwaves on Black Lightning in order to collect the bounty. She missed twice.
Finished season 1. The season finale was okay, lots of things were rushed and packed in. They kept Tobias at large for the next season. I don't think the show can't come up with a better villain than Tobias. He's likely to be the end game villain.
The annoying thing I remember was hearing "Make America Great Again" over and over. I know the show tries to be modern and subtlely include similar events to what we had: confederate statues, Neo Nazis, gun violence, police brutality. Some of it feels real and connected with black themes of resilience and empowering
Doing this makes the show feel like it crossed the line for me personally. The sanctioned government group never came out to be over nationalism at all.
Edit: It's hard to describe the feeling when I heard it used in the show.
Dream: ...to the 2000s series.
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:30 GMT
Taka: That's interesting to hear. Didn't know it was going to get a remake.
Mar 22, 2020 0:33:35 GMT
Dream: Guess I'm gonna focus on wrapping up Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken whenever it comes out today. Been one of my favorites for the season.
Mar 22, 2020 16:44:54 GMT
Taka: I need to catch up or drop/put on hold whatever series I tried.
Mar 22, 2020 21:25:15 GMT
Taka: 1 confirmed death in my hometown next to 19 confirmed cases. I heard the police are fining folks for not practicing social distancing on Facebook.
Mar 24, 2020 2:31:40 GMT
Dream: At least in New York right now, they're not enforcing it. But non-essential employers who aren't abiding by shutting down at this point will be fined and shut down at this point.
Mar 24, 2020 13:38:28 GMT
Master Menos: Had some serious personal trouble go on, but now I'm through it. On-Topic, where I'm in, everything but the stores (and possibly the restaurants) are closed down.
Mar 27, 2020 17:48:40 GMT
Taka: They closed off beaches and parks along bike paths as well as extending K-12 school closure to mid May while colleges are cancelled for the semester.
Mar 29, 2020 0:47:15 GMT
CosmicNoirTear: Everything closed on my part. I live by a bunch of shopping centers. All of the are ghost towns. Hopefully means most people where I live are taking this seriously. Also got laid off from my job two weeks ago.
Mar 29, 2020 2:46:08 GMT
Dream: My county has 6 confirmed cases. Restaurants and bars have been on take-out or delivery only for about a couple weeks now since New York's the hardest hit state. Hasn't been too different for me any who since I've been out of work and tight on money...
Mar 29, 2020 15:11:51 GMT
Dream: ...to do anything outside of getting essentials and job hunting in recent months. Though with the state pretty much on lockdown, likely gonna have a rough time finding any employer to work with in-person for a while.
Mar 29, 2020 15:13:27 GMT
El_Directo: Stay safe guys
Mar 29, 2020 20:08:55 GMT
Taka: I think the only thing not closed for mass gathering other than essential services would be funerals in my area. The mayor and staff have been pretty busy in clarifying things in press releases. Edit: my mistake. Funerals are closed.
Mar 29, 2020 21:52:25 GMT
Dream: Gonna try whipping up a review for Dorohedoro at some point tomorrow. Find that I have quite a bit to cover with the series.
Mar 30, 2020 3:39:57 GMT