Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 9

“The Book of Little Black Lies” Black Lightning once again focuses on family as Jennifer contemplates the implications of having powers and tries to find a way to move forward. This show should definitely be applauded for moving quickly in a way that doesn’t feel rushed. Jennifer only found out that she has powers last…

Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 8

“The Book of Revelations” Black Lightning focuses on Anissa’s training as a number of long buried secrets that could change the Pierce family threaten to become known. It should be obvious by now that family is at the core of this show and will inform the bulk of every episode in some fundamental way. After…

Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 7

“Equinox: The Book of Fate” Black Lightning reflects on the events of the previous episode and takes steps forward into the second half of the season. I was more critical of last week’s episode than I have been of some of the others because it focuses on the elements of the show that don’t quite…

Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 6

“Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder” Black Lightning spends some time focusing on personal connections when Jeff learns that Tobias Whale is still alive and in town. This was definitely coming sooner or later and there’s a lot of emotional weight behind it thanks to the information that has been given about Jeff’s relationship with…

Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 5

“And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light“ Black Lightning dives into character back stories to develop Tobias Whale and explore the Pierce family history. World building isn’t one of this show’s problems. Most of the scenes so far have been instrumental in building Freeland as a well developed location that…

Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 4

“Black Jesus” Black Lightning deals with the fallout of the previous episode as a dangerous new drug hits the streets and Tobias Whale becomes concerned about his reputation. Collateral damage is the name of the game in this episode. Jeff is still working on getting back into the costumed hero game and is a bit…

Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 3

“LaWanda: The Book of Burial” Black Lightning continues to explore the consequences of Jeff’s return to the life of a costumed crime fighter and the people’s reaction to the gang violence. It should be clear by now that this is a very different show to the other shows based on DC heroes on the CW….

Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 2

“LaWanda: The Book of Hope” Black Lightning picks up where the first episode left off by dealing with the fallout of Jeff’s daring rescue of his daughters. I applauded this show last week in both my review and the podcast for doing such a great job building its world and letting its characters inhabit that…

Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 1

“The Resurrection” The CW delivers another dose of Superhero action in the form of new show Black Lightning; the story of a middle aged man who goes back to costumed crime fighting after a 9 year absence. Even though this show comes from the same producers as the other Arrowverse shows it doesn’t share that…