The new highly anticipated superhero show, Black Lightning has finally arrived, as the first episode aired on Netflix on Tuesday 23rd January.
Black Lightning has shaken the formula up a bit as this is not about Jefferson Pierce's origin story as Black Lightning, more his return into the fray of crime fighting after nine years.
As a summary this is about Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) who is a high school principle, father of two and ex superhero who returns as Black Lightning when his family gets put in danger. This show is all about police brutality and gang violence, it clearly shows what its like to be a black man in America in the modern day as Jefferson is discriminated against during the episode. The antagonist in the series Tobias Whale (Marvin Jones III) seems threatening and the introduction of him made him seem dangerous.
It is Jennifer (China Anne McClain), one of Jefferson's daughters, which makes Jefferson reassume the mantle of Black Lightning as she visits Club 100 which is notorious as a gang member hangout as he hates that idea of her being there and he is correct as if he hadn't of shown up she would have been into trouble.
Black lightning does however struggle to make its superhero action interesting compared to its character driven moments which are better. However there will be some high stakes showdowns between Tobias and Jefferson which will be tense and nerve racking as they have a lot of history together.
Overall here at ASO we extremely enjoyed it and cannot wait for the next episode as we will definitely be continuing the series and giving update and reviews throughout.
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