Cloak And Dagger

Cloak And Dagger

Amazon Season 1 Series
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7.8

Good

The latest Marvel offering, Cloak And Dagger is a dark fantasy drama centred around the divine pairing of two teenagers who must overcome their tragic past and work together with their new found super powers. For those who like comic based revivals, this is more cynical and gritty than Arrow but not as dark as Jessica Jones.

Based on the Marvel Comics characters of the same name, Cloak And Dagger is the new offering from Amazon who will stream the first season, which consists of ten episodes, weekly until August 2018. At the time of writing this three episodes have aired and my advice is to wait until they have all been released before you start watching it because the story is complicated and at times confusing and drawn out as we get to grips with the premise of the show.

If you've read the Marvel Comics you'll have a much better idea of what exactly is going on but for someone like me (who's never heard of it) then it's a struggle at the beginning to see how everything ties in together. What I have gathered so far is that New Orleans based Tyrone Johnson (Cloak) and Tandy Bowen (Dagger) are thrown together as children when both are caught up in an explosion. A divine pairing of sorts is created, with neither of them really remembering what has happened. That tragic event changes both of their lives forever and we meet them again years later when they run into each other (literally) setting off superpowers they didn't even know they had.

Cue the process of them trying to figure out said superpowers along with the realisation that they are destined to be together for reasons yet unknown. Just getting to that point in the storyline took three episodes which indicates how drawn out the production is and I really hope that they pick up the pace or the ten episodes will go by quickly without anything actually happening. That said, the story that has unfolded so far is very good, the casting is excellent and along with a superb soundtrack it has been pretty decent. I just hope that the story gains some much needed momentum and becomes more engaging.

Good

  • Soundtrack
  • Special Effects
  • Casting

Bad

  • Drawn Out
  • Too Slow
7.8

Good

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