There are just a few hours left for Black Lightning to make its TV debut and it is already rocking the medium. Critics are loving the latest superhero offering by DC on The CW. While so far only a few reviews have been taken into account, each one of them is greatly positive. As of now, the about to debut TV show has got a perfect 100 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.
One of the leading critics on Rotten Tomatoes, Orlando Sentinel’s Hal Boedeker stated,”The villains are scary, the dialogue is smart, and the actors are compelling. Black Lightning serves a welcome jolt.”
Russ Burlingame from ComicBook.com claims that the premiere episode of Black Lightning is “one of the best pilots in the last few years,” and further said that the series “immediately raises the bar for superhero programming.”
“Black Lightning does not feel like a comic book show angling to be prestige TV, as some of the recent additions to the canon have been,” Burlingame mentions in his review. “That format can certainly deliver some memorable content but is ultimately unlikely to fully satisfy either the comic book audience or the prestige TV viewer for long. Instead, Black Lightning is prestige TV using the iconography of superheroes to comment on our modern society and, on some level, our obsession with big strong men who will use force to come and save us. That inversion of creative priorities is something rarely seen, and it has a lot of potential if they can maintain this high level of quality going forward.”
Black Lightning cast includes Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Ann McClain, Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III.
Black Lightning is premiering The CW tonight at 9 pm ET, after the midseason premiere of The Flash