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Marvel's Luke Cage Season 2: Heavy is the Head that Wears the Crown

I binge watched and reviewed each episode of Marvel's Luke Cage season two over the weekend after having done the same for season one over the week prior, so I've watched a lot of Luke Cage in 10 days. With that in mind, I wanted to step back and let it all sink in before […]

Can't Front On Me

Marvel's Luke Cage Season 2, Episode 12 Recap: Can't Front On Me

This article contains spoilers for the Marvel's Luke Cage season two episode – Can't Front On Me. . . . . . This episode starts at a part where a couple takes a new drug stamped as "Bushmaster" and they end up becoming overly aggressive and have to be pinned down by other people. D.W. […]

The Creator

Marvel's Luke Cage Season 2, Episode 11 Recap: The Creator

This article contains spoilers for the Marvel's Luke Cage season two episode – The Creator. . . . . . This episode starts with Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Misty Knight (Simone Missick) at the scene of the Gwen's massacre and Luke is angry, thinks he should've just let Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard) burn that […]


Theo Rossi on How There is Nothing Else Like Marvel's Luke Cage on Television

One of the returning villains for Marvel's Luke Cage season two is Hernan "Shades" Alvarez as played by Theo Rossi. The character had a very interesting arc in the first season, been sent in by Diamondback (Erik LaRay Harvey) to get Cottonmouth (Mahershala Ali) back on track, but eventually he loyalties switched to Mariah Dillard […]

The Basement

Marvel's Luke Cage Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: The Basement

This article contains spoilers for the Marvel's Luke Cage season two episode – The Basement. . . . The episode starts with Luke Cage (Mike Colter) trying to protect Piranha Jones (Chas Lamar Shepherd) from the Stylers. They get up on the roof, but are followed, so Luke throws Piranha up onto a taller building, […]

You Know My Steez

Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1, Episode 13 Recap: You Know My Steez

This article contains spoilers for the Marvel's Luke Cage season 1 finale, 'You Know My Steez'. . . . . . This episode begins with a flashback of young Willis Stryker (Jared Kemp) working with young Carl Lucas (Clifton Cutrary) on how to box. They talk about some guy that Carl wants to beat up […]

Step in the Arena

Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1, Episode 4 Recap: Step in the Arena

This article contains spoilers for Marvel's Luke Cage season 1, episode 4. 'Step in the Arena'. . . . . And here we go with the story of how Carl Lucas became Luke Cage (Mike Colter). We start with the fire department working the rubble from the building collapsing on Luke and Connie (Jade Wu) after […]

Code of the Streets

Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1, Episode 2 Recap: Code of the Streets

This article contains spoilers for Marvel's Luke Cage season 1, episode 2, 'Code of the Streets'. . . . . . As we continue our recap and review of season 1 of Marvel's Luke Cage prior to the premiere of season 2, this episode starts with Luke (Mike Colter) standing across from the building Mariah Dillard […]

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Marvel 101 Looks at Shades from Marvel's Luke Cage

There were a lot of villains in the first season of Marvel's Luke Cage, but the one to really watch might surprise you. Hernan Alvarez (Theo Rossi) is called "Shades" because of his signature sunglasses, but he has proven to be as slippery as an eel, changing loyalties whenever he sees a better opportunity. Shades […]

Marvel's Luke Cage Season 2: Catching Up with Mariah Dillard

Marvel's Luke Cage season one has quite a few different villains including Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes (Mahershala Ali) and Willis 'Diamondback' Stryker (Erik LaRay Harvey), but the two that got away in the end were Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard) and Hernan 'Shades' Alvarez (Theo Rossi). When Luke Cage (Mike Colter) first got out of prison in […]

Luke Cage Season 2 Teaser: This June, It's Bionic Arm Clobberin' Time!

There are two clear and distinct messages Netflix wants to get across to viewers about Luke Cage (Mike Colter) in the streaming service's date announcement teaser for Marvel's Luke Cage season 2. In fact, let's leave it to Cage himself to make the point: "You can't burn me, you can't blast me, and you definitely can't break […]

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Luke Cage's Theo Rossi Talks The Role Of Shades

Marvel is unbelievably good at keeping things secret, and with the second season of Luke Cage in progress, folks are trying to find out the good. We know that Mustafa Shakir (The Night Of) will be taking on the role of Jon McIver/Bushmaster and Gabrielle Dennis (Rosewood) will be playing Tulsa Johnson/Nightshade. But they won't […]

Theo Rossi 'Shades' To Return For 'Luke Cage' Season Two

While Luke Cage kind of fell apart in the second half of the season one of the things that was consistent was Theo Rossi's Shades Alvarez. While he spent a good portion of the series lurking in the background you couldn't shake the feeling that he knew he was the smartest person in the room. […]

Harlem, Empowerment And Updating A 70's Icon – Marvel's Luke Cage

By Alex Roberts Following the success of Marvel/Netflix's two blockbuster series, Daredevil and Jessica Jones, the upcoming Luke Cage promises more of what the first two did best- a look into the gritty, dangerous, and often painful lives of the street-level superheroes in Marvel's sprawling universe. The titular Luke Cage made his premiere in Jessica […]

Luke Cage Casts Simone Missick as Misty Knight

The third Netflix series in their deal with Marvel is moving forward now that Jessica Jones is wrapping up and Daredevil 2 is underway. Deadline reports that the series has also cast Simone Missick as a key role of Missy who is excepted to really be Misty Knight. Last year Missick appeared on the series Ray […]

Rosario Dawson Reprises Daredevil Role For Luke Cage; Theo Rossi Joins Cast

Deadline reports Rosario Dawson has joined the cast of Netflix's Luke Cage as Claire Temple, her role from Daredevil. The site also reports Sons of Anarchy's Theo Rossi will play a "relentless and menacing, smooth and manipulative, street smart and controlling" character a breakdown names "Sonny," but may be in fact be established villain Shades. Like Mike Colter's […]

Erik's Weekly Watch – The Fall Of Jax Teller? Sons Of Anarchy Returns

By Erik Grove Welcome back to Erik's Weekly Watch! This week, I'm going to be focus on the season seven premier of Sons of Anarchy! *SPOILERS* for previous seasons and the premier will be plentiful. Let's go! [youtube][/youtube] Creating a good ending is tough. Ending a long-running television show is especially tough. In order for […]