7.3
7,554 votes
Marvel's Luke Cage

Marvel's Luke Cage

Netflix 2016

Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Marvel's Luke Cage

Marvel's Luke Cage - S2E1

#1 - Soul Brother #1

7.32

Season 2 - Episode 1

As Luke adjusts to his growing fame and tries to shut down the flow of heroin branded with his name, someone from his past reaches out.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 1565 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S2E2

#2 - Straighten It Out

7.40

Season 2 - Episode 2

Luke tests out his abilities on the ballfield, Misty ruffles feathers at the precinct, and Mariah plans a reunion to boost her image.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 1358 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S2E4

#3 - I Get Physical

7.42

Season 2 - Episode 4

As footage of his fight with Bushmaster goes viral, Luke struggles with the aftereffects and follows a trail of clues to Tilda's shop.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 1215 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S2E3

#4 - Wig Out

7.49

Season 2 - Episode 3

Worried Luke is heading down a dark path, Claire pays a visit to his father. Bushmaster makes a bid for Mariah's guns.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 1279 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S2E5

#5 - All Souled Out

7.51

Season 2 - Episode 5

Desperate to drum up quick cash for a lawsuit, Luke weighs an offer from a superfan. Mariah invites Tilda to join the new family business.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 1185 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S2E9

#6 - For Pete's Sake

7.54

Season 2 - Episode 9

Hunkered down in a makeshift safe house, Luke and Misty butt heads over how to handle Mariah. Meanwhile, long-buried family secrets come to light.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 1128 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S2E8

#7 - If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right

7.56

Season 2 - Episode 8

While Shades, Mariah and Misty come to terms with the previous night's events, Bushmaster searches for a way to boost his strength.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 1135 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S2E11

#8 - The Creator

7.60

Season 2 - Episode 11

Shaken by Mariah's latest act, Luke combs the city for a witness. Flashbacks reveal a fateful encounter between the Stokes and McIver families.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 1111 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S2E6

#9 - The Basement

7.60

Season 2 - Episode 6

As a wave of violence rocks Harlem, everyone races to connect the dots between Piranha, Mariah, Bushmaster and the grisly find at the clinic.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 1172 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S1E1

#10 - Moment of Truth

7.61

Season 1 - Episode 1

With tension building in the streets of Harlem thanks to ruthless club owner Cottonmouth, Luke finds it increasingly difficult to live a quiet life.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 6431 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S2E7
#11 - On and On
7.64
Season 2 - Episode 7

Reeling from the showdown on the bridge, Luke teams up with Misty to find Piranha. The hunt for the snitch heats up. Bushmaster reveals his endgame.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 1142 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S2E12
#12 - Can't Front On Me
7.70
Season 2 - Episode 12

Luke teams up with an unlikely ally to combat a new strain of heroin. As Shades plows ahead with his plan, a massive party draws everyone to the club.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 1096 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S2E13
#13 - They Reminisce Over You
7.71
Season 2 - Episode 13

Mariah adapts to her new circumstances and goes to extremes to cover her tracks. Luke takes a new approach to protecting Harlem.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 1114 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S1E9
#14 - DWYCK
7.78
Season 1 - Episode 9

With Luke wounded and on the run, Misty faces a soul-searching interrogation. Mariah's rise to power takes a dark turn.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 4258 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S1E8
#15 - Blowin' Up the Spot
7.80
Season 1 - Episode 8

Mariah campaigns to turn the city and the police against Luke, and not even Misty or Claire may be able to save him.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 4360 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S1E6
#16 - Suckas Need Bodyguards
7.81
Season 1 - Episode 6

After Cottonmouth and Scarfe's bloody clash, Luke realizes that saving the community may turn former allies into enemies, and enemies into allies.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 4715 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S1E5
#17 - Just to Get a Rep
7.82
Season 1 - Episode 5

Cottonmouth strikes back at Luke by taking his vengeance out on the people of Harlem, while detectives Knight and Scarfe face an unexpected threat.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 4864 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S1E2
#18 - Code of the Streets
7.82
Season 1 - Episode 2

Luke is pulled deeper into the fight for his neighborhood when, as a favor to an old friend, he tries to help a kid who's in trouble with Cottonmouth.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 5513 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S2E10
#19 - The Main Ingredient
7.83
Season 2 - Episode 10

Danny Rand insists on helping Luke hunt for Bushmaster -- the Iron Fist way. Mariah sets out to reclaim her empire. Misty pursues a traitor.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 1153 votes.

Marvel's Luke Cage - S1E10
#20 - Take It Personal
7.83
Season 1 - Episode 10

Luke gets closer to the truth about Reva and her part in his fate, while Mariah wrestles with the morality of her new role. Misty hunts for Luke.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Marvel's Luke Cage from 4281 votes.

Last updated: apr 13, 2021

Comments

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I don't understand why everyone likes this show so much, it was really bad I just wanted each episode to end. Their was no suspense at all yet rotten tomatoes gave it a 95% really, it was trash just garbage the acting the fight all lame. So can some one explain to me why everyone likes it so much?

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Everything I hoped it would be.

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IMO the weakest of the four seasons from the Marvel Netflix shows so far. I still enjoyed it because there are still great parts to it. Like the music or the acting but after a certain characters death in episode 7 it just got kinda boring mainly because it lacked a interesting villain.

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I was waiting with anticipation for this latest Netflix contribution to the Marvel universe, and SO wanted it to be good. Daredevil was superb (9), Jessica Jones started slow then pulled up to great (8), But Luke Cage never got out of the gate. It spent far too much time in narrative and scrimped on creating tension, suspense, and building relationships and producing action. It had all elements of success - the Marvel world to build on, a great black cast (with some serious potential sizzle), the identifiable microcosm of Harlem, even the availability of good jazz (which was used to epic failure as they imposed it on the scenes rather than weaving it into the story telling). Disappointed, I give the series a 5 (meh) out of 10, and I faithfully watched every episode, and re watched the ones through which I fell asleep.

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in short the pacing of each episode and the season as a whole is all wrong. wasting too much time to getting to the point, next to no fight scenes comparing to other shows like this in the season. all fights and action filled scenes are over all too quickly. a character and actor that was lovable in Jessica Jones is now in need of a bitch slap most of the season. its sad really, you have a powerful character that can slap everyone out in this show. yet he uses most of his time (the little we see of him sometimes) feeling sad for those around him and himself instead of take action. while the comic characters history has alot to do with the subject of race and color. bringing all of this into a series in a ham-fisted way isnt the way to go. most of the time me and my friend was watching this we where wanting more action, more of the main character and more of a villan that we care about. when i can say with good heart that daredevil and any comic show out now beats this by miles and miles. when the pacing is so off that you think you are watching a double episode but its really just a 40min one then its something wrong. when you feel like this episode takes forever to be done then its something wrong. i watch all the comic shows out and i love them all (except this and agents of shield) its sad really, as i LOVED his character in Jessica Jones.

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Really looking forward to seeing this show.

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This show could have been so much. It could have made a statement. I'm so disappointed, not gonna watch it again. The main protagonist is very brawny, timid perhaps. Common sense is totally missing. The philosophy is low brow. Doesn't inspire neither does it provide entertainment. 5/10.

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Just as good as Jessica Jones!

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Luke Cage's Season 2 is one of the worst ever, even if the Defenders franchise is very weak an pathetic in itself. Plot is totally inconsistent, full of script holes, cast is really weak and caricatural. Reducting a superhero story to a ghetto brawl with some (lot, TOO MUCH!) limp, slack introspective moments is very sad. [spoiler] Bushman and his jamaican mobsters are racial caricatures, sorta of minstrel. Totally no sense when an old gangster lady can juggle with an invincible man, forcing him to follow every whim she had. And if I was a policeman I would feel very insulted by the idiotic representation of the justice. And let's talk about Judas bullets: in first season they were a real problem for Cage (even if it was just only to cover anoter lack of plot), but now in season 2 they're worrisome like mosquitos. WTF?!? [/spoiler] EVERY MINUTE OF THIS SHOW IS WASTED TIME, there is no action, no drama, no humor, no substance. Just a very strong ghetto man sometimes brawling with another strong man, while is not doing stupid things or complaining about the stupid things he had done. Marvel, cut out this crap.

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I still can't believe how shitty this show is. Luke Cage was actually a promising character in Jessica Jones, his show though ... ugh. How I despise this product is best summed up by the character Misty Knight. When Luke & her meet the very first time it once again seems very promising ... just to fall apart beyond recognition for the rest of the season. Follow the story and imagine what stupid / unprofessional / emotional reaction the character could make in the worst case and the most idiotic reasoning she might give to explain it ... and she will surpass your nightmares regularly! I don't know if I should credit Simone Missick for great or terrible acting, because she tremendously adds to the painful experience. If that was intentional: Amazing job! You might think now that I have specific problem with her and her character, but far from it. She just is my "highlight". Besides Rosario Dawson and some other minor characters, nobody achieves a C rating. And the story, in every single detail, can only be considered a travesty.

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