Luke Cage

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Complex role model is bulletproof in a bloody modern world.

Netflix Drama 2016

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 16 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Awesome TV series!!!

Though the role model is good, the very first episode of the first season contains a sex scene which mad me skip it due to my 12 year old brother sitting next to me. The whole series is full of fight scenes and blood and u cannot escape it. The use of drugs and swearing is moderate.Overall it is a good experience and not a racist TV show like others.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Waste of Marvel's reputation for story telling

Really bummed that there is soft porn in this show as well as Marvel's Jessica Jones. Another reviewer said there isn't sex in this one and that is totally incorrect. I was slapped in the face with a scene I had no warning was coming so I might fast forward it (ie. behavior that indicates a sex scene is probable.) I am not into voyeurism and that's what these shows offer. Such a shame because for me, it puts it into the "no way" category. As a mom of 5 kids ages 12-23 I just can't recommend it at all. We are a family of Marvel fans and have really enjoyed shows like the Flash and Green Arrow. I can agree with other reviewers that the writing for the character is relevant and interesting, I just can't get over the totally unnecessary sex scenes. We teach our kids to protect their eyes and avoid movies and TV shows that have overt sexual content. (Just like there are gateway drugs, there are gateway movies/TV shows that can lead to porn and porn addiction.) It is one thing to suggest sex will happen, it is another to show it happening and with full nudity. Private parts aren't seen, but both individuals are fully naked. All of that said, if those scenes weren't in there it would be a very well-written show. I am not sure I would watch it as it is a little slow moving for me, but well-written, nonetheless.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex

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