Black Lightning (Season 1) – A Paragraph Review

Did it manage to break away from the saturation of the genre? I didn’t want or intend to watch this show. I was done with superheroes and thought that nothing new could come. Black Lightning somehow brought a different view. The first episode was intriguing enough to make me stay for the second. Although the show had a great pilot that promised a lot, the development of the plot from episodes 4 to 8 is awful. It had clichés that have been used countless times in other movies and shows of the genre, it had bad acting from some of the characters and uninteresting plot. Certain people were really terrible around these episodes. However, there was a light at the end of the tunnel. Somewhere near the end, on the preparation for the conclusion of the season, the show kickstarted again. This time it was strong and consolidated. The plot became more captivating and characters’ personalities stopped being so bland. One point I would like to mention is the fact that the show doesn’t really have a main villain like all the others. It has an overarching plot structure but turns it upside down. While on some other shows they need to figure a way to beat this one bad guy, Black Lightning does it differently with several stories that interconnect. I was pleasantly surprised by this. The final episode of the season was out yesterday, and I must say it worked quite well. The music was on point and the camerawork followed the sounds. If you like the genre, I’m sure that you have seen an episode or two of this. Black Lightning surprised me at points and disappointed me in others. Made me have hope and at the same time took it away from me. I cannot say that you will like the show because as I mentioned, the development part is just plain bad. In the end, the important question is if I felt I lost my time watching it. After seeing how they concluded, I’m glad I gave it a chance.

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