16th Nov2018

‘Black Lightning 2×05: Requiem’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, James Remar, Marvin Jones III, Damon Gupton | Developed by Salim Akil Black Lightning returns after taking a week off and starts off with a bang as Gambi, after visiting old friends in Freeland’s Chinatown, is targeted in a drive-by shooting by unknown assailants. Gambi […]

01st Nov2018

‘Black Lightning 2×04: Translucent Freak’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, James Remar, Marvin Jones III, Damon Gupton | Developed by Salim Akil After the first “good” episode of the season last week, Black Lightning returns this week with another solid episode… The Pierce family is enjoying a nice, normal event in the life of their […]

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26th Oct2018

‘Black Lightning 2×03: Master Lowry’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, James Remar, Marvin Jones III, Damon Gupton | Developed by Salim Akil Black Lightning has stumbled a bit in the second season and the series really needs a “wow” episode to get it back on track. Let’s hope the third episode does just that. The […]

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18th Oct2018

‘Black Lightning 2×02: Black Jesus Blues’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, James Remar, Marvin Jones III, Damon Gupton | Developed by Salim Akil Black Lightning’s second episode of the season starts with an intense game of Chess as Whale is blaming Painkiller for not protecting Syonide from her attack last week. Whale is in no mood […]

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11th Oct2018

‘Black Lightning 2×01: The Rise of the Green Light Babies’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, James Remar, Marvin Jones III, Damon Gupton | Developed by Salim Akil Black Lightning is back for season two (with new opening credits!) and after a season of world building, it’s time to expand on this universe! The new season begins three months after the […]

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20th Apr2018

‘Black Lightning 1×13: Shadow of Death – The Book of War’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil This is it, the season finale and every secret, twist and battle has led up to this episode! We see a rare glimpse into Jefferson’s childhood as a young Jefferson and his father, having a nice father/son walk, are interrupted […]

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13th Apr2018

‘Black Lightning 1×12: The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil One episode left until the season finale and Black Lightning is racing to the finish with a few surprises and a little more action this week… This week’s episode begins with the return of Tobias Whale! One of the best […]

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05th Apr2018

‘Black Lightning 1×11: The Book of Crucifixion’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil Leave it to the writers of Black Lightning to name the episode after Easter weekend The Book of Crucifixion and draw parallels to the Easter story in the Bible as Jefferson is unjustly arrested by people paid off by the […]

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29th Mar2018

‘Black Lightning 1×10: Sins of the Father’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil With only four episodes left in Season 1 of Black Lightning, the writers are ramping up the intensity and action as the season is fast approaching its conclusion. Anissa/Thunder infiltrates the ASA controlled lab holding the children from the Freeland […]

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22nd Mar2018

‘Black Lightning 1×09: The Book of Little Black Lies’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil This week’s episode is all about family secrets and the rifts that occur between the characters when the secrets are exposed. Episode 9 opens with Jefferson Pierce releasing his frustrations with Gambi and his secrets on a heavy bag and […]

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16th Mar2018

‘Black Lightning 1×08: Equinox: Book of Revelations’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil It took eight episodes but we finally found out Gambi’s dirty secrets and Jefferson Pierce is not happy. The writers did not hold back in Black Lightning’s latest episode as the focus shifted away from action and more about everyone’s […]

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07th Mar2018

‘Black Lightning 1×07: Equinox: The Book of Fate’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil All is not well in the Black Lightning universe this week. Lynn and Anissa are fighting over the future of Anissa as a superhero, an argument Anissa thinks she won because her mother does not have super powers and does […]

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02nd Mar2018

‘Black Lightning 1×06: Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil Black Lightning returns after a week off and the last time we saw Black Lightning, he was lying in a parking lot, beat down by his own armor and Whale’s henchman Joey Toledo. Luckily, Lightning has resourceful friends as Gambi […]

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16th Feb2018

‘Black Lightning 1×05: Aches and Pains’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil One of the more enjoyable aspects of the Black Lightning series is the series’ ability to balance the superhero dynamic with the characters’ personal lives and while episode five is more superhero friendly than previous episodes, it still delivers on […]

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09th Feb2018

‘Black Lightning 1×04: Black Jesus’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Black Lightning’s fourth episode is a rebound episode after last week’s lackluster attempt and my love for the series returns, not that it was ever in question. The series is still doing a lot of world building but this episode seems to take a few monumental steps instead of Bill Murray’s “baby steps” from last […]

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02nd Feb2018

‘Black Lightning 1×03: LaWanda: The Book of Burial’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil Black Lightning’s third episode is more focused on character building than it is world building, resulting in an episode that doesn’t stand out as much as the first two episodes in the series. The episode begins at Lawanda’s (mother of […]

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25th Jan2018

‘Black Lightning 1×02: LaWanda: The Book of Hope’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil Black Lightning’s second episode brings Jefferson Pierce and his family into an even more complicated and dangerous world than Pierce wanted for his family. After using his powers for the first time in nine years, Pierce is in physical pain […]

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23rd Jan2018

‘Black Lighting 1×01: The Resurrection’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil Black Lightning strikes (see what I did there?) a new and completely different tone for superhero shows on television and after only one episode, the show feels like it was a show Netflix created and not network television. The pilot […]

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03rd Jan2018

“Family Fights Back” in new trailer for ‘Black Lightning’

by Phil Wheat

The CW have released a new trailer for their latest superhero show, Black Lightning, which tells the story of Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) – a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a […]

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28th Dec2017

Another new trailer for the CW’s ‘Black Lightning’

by Phil Wheat

The CW have released a new trailer for their latest superhero show, Black Lightning, which tells the story of Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) – a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a […]

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13th Dec2017

New trailer & poster for The CW’s ‘Black Lightning’

by Phil Wheat

The CW have released a new trailer for their latest superhero show, Black Lightning. Yet despite this being another CW superhero show, don’t get too excited about seeing the character crossover with the rest of the networks DC line-up. Said network chief Mark Pedowitz: “we do not aim to do a five-way crossover. Black Lightning, […]

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06th Dec2017

New “origin” trailer for the CW’s ‘Black Lightning’

by Phil Wheat

The CW have released an “Origin” trailer for their latest superhero show, Black Lightning. Yet despite this being another CW superhero show, don’t get too excited about seeing the character crossover with the rest of the networks DC line-up. Said network chief Mark Pedowitz at a recent CW upfront presentation: “we do not aim to […]

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