Season 1, Episode 1 "Moment of Truth" (USE SPOILER TAGS!)

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  1. Kane52630

    Kane52630 Just Some Nut

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  2. web-head5

    web-head5 Kick Ass Side-Kick

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    I'm just in love with this soundtrack. It's got that cool, real hip hop/r&b feel mixed in with that old blacksploitation film vibe that Adrian Younge perfected on Black Dynamite.
     
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  3. flickchick85

    flickchick85 Loose Seal

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    Yeah, the soundtrack is great.
     
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  4. Astro13Zombie

    Astro13Zombie Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I'm loving the soundtrack.

    Just finished the first episode.
    Loving it already.
    That ending was so badass. :D

    "I'm not for hire.
    But you have my word, ma'am.
    I've got you."
    :atp:
     
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  5. OnTheAir

    OnTheAir Papa Spank

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    Simone Missick. That is all. :ilv:
     
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    A good first episode.
    The soundtrack is great.
    A great scene for Cottonmouth near the end and Shades have a bigger role than I thought.
    Nice ending with Luke Cage finally becoming a hero.

    I liked the references to the MCU, especially with the weapons from Hammer Industrie.
     
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  7. ImSGirl95

    ImSGirl95 Doreen Green

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    Darn mate, use spoiler tags lol
    I'm just hear to read the first reactions so far, before I start watching it.
     
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  8. R_Hythlodeus

    R_Hythlodeus Nerd Supreme

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    I'm not into hip hop so the soundtrack doesn't do much for me. in fact, I'd say it brings the show down a bit. other than that, I love what I see so far
     
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  10. Ene

    Ene Beef Jerky in a Ball Gown

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    That was really good. I'm enjoying this show much more than I expected. Mariah is super interesting, can't wait to see where all of this goes.
     
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  11. TheVileOne

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    So yeah, Luke and Misty created the beast with two backs. There was no things cutting interrupted. And there's no getting around that in case the writing ever sets up Misty and Iron Fist later on. Not complaining mind you. I think it could lead to some fun dialogue and scenes, and I want to see that resulting awkwardness.
     
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  12. Slick

    Slick Yup

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    Great first episode. I have to agree the score and the music are on point.
     
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  13. Speed Force

    Speed Force Your phone's charged

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    Really dug the first episode. So it takes place last summer with the talk about the Knicks drafting Porzingis.

    Also "I wouldn't trust any theory from that fool" :funny:

    Not a big fan of Luke and Danny, most likely, becoming eskimo brothers though. But we'll see how they end up handling that.

    This has to be the most "connected" to the rest of the MCU with a ton of nods and references to the movies, which is definitely a welcome surprise.

    Now on to episode 2!

    Edit: Forgot to mention that "I'm not for hire" line :woot:
     
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  14. Chip Chipperson

    Chip Chipperson apparently words go here, I guess

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    I love this show, that's all I can say at the moment
     
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  15. Chesterfield

    Chesterfield Well-Known Member

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    Cassandra Freeman And Simone Missick all day every day.
     
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  16. WeaponXCII

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    New(ish) user here dropping in to say I'm loving the series so far- can't wait to watch the other twelve episodes!
     
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  17. TheVileOne

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    Barry Parker, in my lack of worldliness I was a bit confused what you meant by eskimo brothers, then I looked it up and LOL'ed.

    Yeah, not a big fan of it either. However, if it occurs and they never address it I will be annoyed. I think they could make some humor out of it.

    Granted they probably shouldn't use that term in the show since it's pretty politically incorrect. But who cares :D
     
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  18. BarryAllen

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    Yeah hopefully they have a idea on where to go with Danny and Misty, because I'd like to see it as well.

    I thought the episode was great and the soundtrack was amazing. I do think the pacing could've been better and maybe not introducing all the main players in the first episode would allow for it to breathe more.

    Nice to see Comanche referenced in the show as well
     
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  19. Moridin

    Moridin Death Contagious Deity

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    If I had to use one word to describe Ep1 it'd be "smooth". Smooth performances, smooth cinematography, smooth soundtrack, smooth pacing. Thumbs up. Might be the best Ep1 from the Marvel/Netflix shows.

    And the goon at the end with his "I dont even like these N****s!" *runs away* was a good IM3 pull. Got a laugh from me. Good incorporation of references all around.
     
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  20. Iceman

    Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Love the ending of Episode 1. And agreed with the above that the music is really good and fits well.
     
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    Dat Simone

    Luke: you want some too
    Random thug: I dont even like dem n###as man

    Lmao
     
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  22. Mike Murdock

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    Episode one. As tradition, I'm making a drink specially for this show. Daredevil had a Manhattan. Jessica Jones was a shot of whiskey chased by beer. For Luke Cage, I'm going with something called a Harlem Cocktail:

    2 oz Gin
    1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur
    3/4 oz Pineapple Juice
    1 tsp Lemon Juice
    Angostura Bitters

    The plan is to watch episodes until I can't see straight tonight. My reviews may get posted tomorrow, though. Overall, the cocktail is sweet. It's actually got a light yellow hue that fits well with Luke Cage's shirt.

    From the beginning, I love the atmosphere. As a Basketball nerd, the barbershop discussion is right up my alley. Everything from the dialogue to the music is immediately engaging. I honestly didn't even notice that the entire cast at the start was black until the manager walked into the restaurant. This episode set up the characters well and the basic premise of where things are going. There are also some nice little Easter Eggs, including referencing Justin Hammer.

    I will say that they're really pushing the line of what the network will allow. I'm pretty sure there's more profanity than Jessica Jones and that's saying something. In addition, there's very near nudity with pasties (although who would bother to go to a place with pasties?).

    Luke Cage is definitely more of a boyscout overall than he is in the comics. It draws very much from Bendis's portrayal over the original portrayal. The "I'm not for Hire" line sealed that. But he's great. It's good to see the reluctant hero get his first baby steps.

    Four and a Half Stars
     
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  23. Dark Raven

    Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    I thought the episode was rather slow and dragged. The ending wasn't bad though.

    I was surprised by the near nudity. Why didn't they just go all the way though since it's practically there. Why bother to put pasties on? It's not like it's going to make much difference to the rating.

    I found DD more interesting.
     
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  24. Johnny-Oh

    Johnny-Oh "You got heart, kid"

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    I liked it but its definitely the weakest first episode from Marvel's Netflix shows. There are elements that feel forced and Luke isn't as interesting(so far) compared to Matt and Jessica, especially because he isn't as proactive as the others.
     
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    Loved it like I expected!
     
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