Short of those of you who indeed do live under a rock, you have probably heard that Luke Cage has been released on Netflix, and likely have either finished binge watching, or are in the process of doing so. However, whether you have watched Luke Cage yet or not, it likely comes as no surprise that Netflix and Marvel have another hit on their hands. After the success of the first two seasons of Daredevil and the first season of Jessica Jones, anticipation was high for the third installment of Marvel’s Defenders initiative, and the show did not disappoint. Luke Cage moved the action from Hell’s Kitchen to Harlem, and with that brought a new and exciting tone to the series.
Luke Cage succeeded on many levels for its action, social commentary, and high stakes – despite the titular character being essentially invulnerable. And if you have seen some or all of Luke Cage, you know that the series is really no laughing matter. Sure, there are some jokes sprinkled in, and Cage does have his share of witty remarks, but for the most part, the series is a dramatic take on a reluctant hero. Still, that hasn’t stopped some from envisioning Luke Cage in a more lighthearted tone, say that of a ’90s sitcom.
YouTube user Zach Ace has posted a new video (above), that includes compiled clips from the first season of Luke Cage on Netflix, and presented them with the Family Matters’ theme song playing in the background. And despite the theme of Marvel’s latest series, the video sort of works.
The video plays like the opening of a ’90s sitcom, Family Matters in this instance, and goes on to introduce each of the main and featured cast members, most which had at least one scene where they were smiling or laughing – finding a clip was surely less of an issue with Mahershala Ali (who played Cottonmouth), as he spent half his screen time laughing. The video also features plenty of sunny skies, jump shots on the basketball court, and concludes with Luke taking a seat next to Pop outside of the barber shop – classic sitcom opening.
While we are unlikely to be seeing a sitcom version of Luke Cage any time soon, the video does remind us that no matter how gloomy the the series may get, there is still enough smiles and laughter in the show to make up a 90 second video, and that says something – maybe.
Daredevil season 1 & 2, Jessica Jones season 1, and Luke Cage season 1 are now available on Netflix. Iron Fist season 1 arrives on March 17th, 2017. The Defenders and The Punisher arrive in 2017. Release dates for Jessica Jones season 2 and Daredevil season 3 have not yet been announced.
Source: Zach Ace