The After Party: Luke Cage | One of Us

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • Santos

    I am so glad you guys didn’t give this a pass just because it’s a Marvel/Netflix show.

  • Mr_Plainview

    Yeah, so I guess I’m going to be that guy. Acid doesn’t “melt” things it “corrodes” them. I can’t remember what type of acid they said they dipped Luke Cage in, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that if the acid didn’t ruin the rubber gloves and other rubber gear they wore to protect themselves from the acid, I think it’s safe to then assume the rubber mask would be just fine.

  • Mr_Plainview

    It felt like Diamondback walked in off the set of Punisher: War Zone. That character was some cartoonish nonsense, which is actually why I felt his costume at the end actually worked. It was so stupid and crazy but it did feel like the exact type of thing that zany character would have worn. I think is was intentionally funny because of all the bashing they had Bobby say about it when Diamondback showed up in it.

  • Bat42

    There are connections between Luke Cage and the MCU but they’re small. Cottonmouth sells Hammertech weapons and news coverage is on the fictional WHiH. There are also references to Die Hard and Back to the Future.

  • Capt_Hat

    So far Luke Cage is the weakest of the shows. I agree 100% on how boring Black Maria is and how Diamondback is too goofy. Pops shouldn’t have been killed so early in the series. Overall the last half of Luke Cage was so disappointing, mediocre, and poorly-written.