Black Lightning

Black Lightning

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2018
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"As principal of a high school in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, Jefferson Pierce is a pillar of his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the power to harness electricity, he kept Freeland safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. After seeing the damage this inflicted upon his family, Pierce retired his Super Hero persona in order to be there for his daughters, Anissa and Jennifer, though his marriage to their mother, Lynn, suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce's crime-fighting days are over...or so he thinks. When a menacing local gang, the One Hundred, targets his loved ones, Black Lightning charges into action to protect his family and save the soul of Freeland. Feel the heat of this electrifying Super Hero in 13 high-voltage new adventures!"--Container.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, [2018]
Edition: Widescreen
Copyright Date: ℗♭2018
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (544 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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anonymouswe
Feb 17, 2020

I really enjoyed this. It is low budget CW fare - so do not expect a quality written and quality produced end product - but I found it enjoyable for what it is. There are definitely black-lives-matter agenda moments to be sure - they are deliberately pushing a social agenda in this show, so be aware of what it is. If you are not in the mood for politics in your entertainment, you probably want to give this a pass. But if you do not mind that, I found the performances done well enough and the story very interesting. There were definitely a few times the writers kind of threw in the towel and had family members react in ways that were very out of character for them as a shortcut to ratchet up the suspense, or get someone caught up in some trouble. Those distractions practically jumped out of the screen. As I mentioned, it is low budget CW fare. In the end, I enjoyed it more than I was distracted and give it 3.5/5.0 and will probably give season 2 a try.

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val1
Aug 25, 2019

Didn't really have any expectations of this show but after watching just 1 episode was hooked! It was really good! Binge watched it (Season 1 - 13 episodes) over about 3-4 days. It's a modern day urban African American hero story within a family that I had never seen before. Great acting and writing! Have checked and there is a Season 2 that has already come out and am really looking forward to it! Highly recommend this show!

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