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Thread: no love for Black Lightning??

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    no love for Black Lightning??

    I think it's the smartest of the cw shows and while it isn't perfect has come a looooooooong way from the initial pilot imo.
    yeah it's got an agenda (everyone/thing does, seems to be the way with the cw especially) but it's intense, well edited with cool music and arguably the best villain of all the shows (including netflix) in Tobias.
    btw I never even heard of BL until this show came on.

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    The problem I have with it is that it actually doesn't play on TV here, it's netflix exclusive and I never think to watch it there. I'm barely clinging to the CW shows I do watch.

    I liked what I saw but I just reached peak superhero show.

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    I like BL. I dig around and catch free updated episodes online.
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    I like it OK...it tends to get a little too preachy for my tastes.

    The other thing is, the title character is the least interesting person on the show.
    I also agree with Palitoy. I'm getting burned out at this point. Stopped watching Arrow, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow.

    I'm just barely hanging on by a thread to the Flash. Can they just kill Iris already? LOL And all those stupid Wells clones with the terrible accents.

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    I agree with the oversaturation. 5 CW DC shows is two much. 3 is the sweet spot. I won't watch Legends or BL unless they have a special crossover. After some get cancelled, they should have a DC presents show to have a new team up or storyline each episode. Has Doctor Fate showed up on Legends or Flash?

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    I'm extremely grateful for all of the DC Comics shows on the CW, it's like one of my childhood dreams come true. But it is a lot of shows to watch every week. So this year I'm saving Legends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning on my DVR, and plan on watching them later after the seasons of Arrow, Flash, and Supergirl are over. And if it wasn't for the upcoming crossover, I would probably hold back on one of those shows, too, but I don't want to get to far behind and then have to get caught up for the crossover.

    But Black Lightning is a good show. It's more mature, nice to have a hero show with older folks in the leads. And I actually appreciate the social/political aspects of the show, and it's focus on the African American experience in the U.S., it gives the series a unique voice among superhero shows. And that's always been part of Black Lightning since his comic books in the 1970s, so I don't feel like it's forcing some agenda on me, it's true to the character.

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    I never watched this one. I agree there are too many shows to watch them all so since this was not part of Arrowverse I skipped it. but like Palitoy said, I am also barely holding on to the shows I am watching. Arrow and Flash are better this season, so far, but they are also getting tired. Legends is just too campy and silly

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    I LOVE the fact that we have Comic Book tv shows that actually have them fighting bad guys. There is only so many cops/lawyers/first responder shows one can watch. I barely watch 30 minute comedies (just do not care for most of them) so that does not leave much else. I would love to see more sci-fi tv shows but that isn't going to happen on networks.

    That being said I really like Black Lightning. I like the family aspect that makes it different than the other shows. I really want to see them crossover to the other shows soon, but at the same time I like how the show is building. I did go back an and purchase the TPB of Black Lightning so I can tweet about the behind the scenes. What I have noticed is they are following Milestones bangbabbies storyline so it would fun if Static shows up.
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