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Old January 4th, 2018, 05:18 PM #81
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So we were told before that Jefferson's daughters will be important in the show. Now we know how important.



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I think the show should have at least a season before they try and do any crossovers with it.

I think it would be fun if we have a breacher cross over to BL's earth, and Cisco follows.
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So we were told before that Jefferson's daughters will be important in the show. Now we know how important.
I feel like people didn't watch the trailer...
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Old January 5th, 2018, 01:35 AM #84
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I feel like people didn't watch the trailer...
From what I recall, they were in the trailer, but I don't recall them showing signs of being costumed heroes. Granted, I think I saw it once and it's been a bit.
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From what I recall, they were in the trailer, but I don't recall them showing signs of being costumed heroes.
Costumed, no. But they had powers, and Berlanti has proven that if he gives you powers he doesn't NOT give you a costume.

That said, they could prove as useless as Wally. >_____>
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Old January 5th, 2018, 07:47 PM #86
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Costumed, no. But they had powers, and Berlanti has proven that if he gives you powers he doesn't NOT give you a costume.

That said, they could prove as useless as Wally. >_____>
I sat here dumbfounded trying to find a character to counter your argument. All I have is Zari but sh'e new and she's Isis
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Old January 5th, 2018, 07:53 PM #87
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Mon-El. There was talk of him getting a costume, but... nada.

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Mon-El. There was talk of him getting a costume, but... nada.
Technically, Wynn did make him a costume, it just wasn't comic-accurate.
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Miraculous Bikkun wrote: View Post

Mon-El. There was talk of him getting a costume, but... nada.
It was confirmed he was supposed to have a costume last year, but they couldn't find the right time to make it work within the story. But he's getting one this year with the other two Legion people, it should appear next Monday.

And both of Black Lightning's daughters become costumed superheroes in the comics, so I wonder how long it'll be before we also see Lightning (assuming this show survives more than one season).

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Anyhow, I'm super stoked about this show. I understand that Grace Choi is going to appear on the show - anyone know if there's any confirmation that she's retaining her comic book powers? Considering she's of Amazonian descent in the comics, I wonder if that's going to be altered for the show.
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There's some promo ish out with Mon-El's snazzy leather jacket---er costume, on.
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Technically, Wynn did make him a costume, it just wasn't comic-accurate.
Wearing a black shirt and black pants with black sunglasses isn't a "costume".

Before someone says "Superboy did it", that's a different thing there. The character himself didn't like wearing costumes.
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Wearing a black shirt and black pants with black sunglasses isn't a "costume".

Before someone says "Superboy did it", that's a different thing there. The character himself didn't like wearing costumes.
And he had a costume beforehand. He only changed to the "street costume" look when Geoff Johns took over.

This isn't 2005 anymore. "Costumes look too silly for live action" just doesn't fly.
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I just finished the pilot.

This show reminds me of that Morgan Freeman movie, Lean On Me, where he's a principal of an at-risk school. Except this time, Morgan Freeman has the powers of electromagnetism and a garishly colored outfit.

The pilot episode was decently acted but the dialogue felt ham-fisted at times. As a villain, Tobias hardly ever felt like a threat. The use of commercial Hip Hop in this show made it feel very dated.
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Wearing a black shirt and black pants with black sunglasses isn't a "costume".

Before someone says "Superboy did it", that's a different thing there. The character himself didn't like wearing costumes.
There’s a CW promotional video that just came out with Mon-El in his costume, Red with a blue cape.

Black Lightning was pretty entertaining!
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Old January 16th, 2018, 10:46 PM #95
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Surprisingly i liked this more than i expected to. I actually didnt think id make it past episode one but i will certainly watch episode two.
We need some major flashbacks and backstory cause right now i feel clueless.

Good job at showing modern day racism towards black people and trying to build the future and change in a black community.

I must say though im not a fan of the actor who plays Black Lightning, something about him feels off. His costume is also ugly. And Tobias has a threatening look about him but he didnt feel as intimidating to me as lartavious did.
But its one episode so hopefully there will be alot more shifts to come.
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I enjoyed it. I was looking forward to his one, I liked the premise because it had something different than the others and so far so good. For me I liked the actor playing Black Lightning, though I can't lie in that it definitely had a similar feel to Luke Cage but I look forward to see what we learn about his past and how things go moving forward. While it sucks for Jefferson, I liked the dynamic of how he suffered for his crime fighting, and his now ex couldn't take it anymore so he promised to give it up. But even then, he continued to do good and was basically okay with it.
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I was more impressed with this than I thought I'd be. I loved how they fully embraced the race angle, from the police harassment to using kids as drug dealers to cavalier use of the term "black ass", which is something we most definitely say. It's a really interesting dynamic to have Jefferson be this sage of wisdom and at the exact same time fly off the handle when he's pushed too far, that's probably more realistic than either one or the other.

Only thing I hated was the girls not recognizing that beard as their father's.


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The use of commercial Hip Hop in this show made it feel very dated.
I think dated was actually what they were going for. The hero is reliving his glory days.

And I'll admit I was REALLY hoping that Black Lightning rap from the trailer would be the theme song, and it was.

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I can't lie in that it definitely had a similar feel to Luke Cage
Welcome to where they got the idea to make this adaptation.
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I think dated was actually what they were going for. The hero is reliving his glory days.
Either way, this show felt less of a CW Show and more of a FOX Show.
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Sort of want the other Outsiders to make a cameo later on. Like Geo-Force. Or the Creeper.
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Welcome to where they got the idea to make this adaptation.
Speaking of, I was looking at the origins of the character, and oh man. Apparently the guy who first made Black Lightning had the concept of a white guy transforming into a black guy with his powers. Talk about horrible idea. Thankfully everyone but him realized it was a bad idea, and eventually someone else took up the character to make him into what he became.
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