Dave Galanter
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Subj: Re: Black Lightning Premier
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 at 11:43:58 am EST (Viewed 395 times)
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Loved it. Wasn't sure what to think before watching, but the first episode had me intrigued. Will continue to watch.

Painful interactions with Police that hit very close to home... Way too real.

Various themes of the show were set into place and I'm hoping the show can continue to deliver.

Good episode. This show is a winner in my book. Good casting, for the most part. The guy playing BL (Cress Williams) looks a lot younger than he actually is, which is good. I was skeptical of his casting when I learned he was going to play BL, mostly because of his age and he didn't really look the part to me. But watching the episode changed my mind. Now all he needs to do is shave because he'd look so much better without the beard.

The video recording of Black Lightning beating up some bad guys while in his old costume was nice. That costume, what little I saw of it, looks better than his current, new, one. They should have went with the older look instead. Not a fan of the glowing lightning look nor the rounded corners on the lightning. They should have sharp pointy corners, not rounded. As it is, it looks cheap and pretty corny.

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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