Cloak and Dagger S01E01: First Light Review

First episode date: 7 June 2018
Network: Freeform
Production location: New Orleans
Program creator: Joe Pokaski
Genres: Action-adventure game, Romance novel, Science Fiction, Superhero fiction

Language: English

Two kids accidentally get involved in seperate life changing incidents meet years later by chance to discover that they have superpowers.

Thia is a spoiler free review of the pilot of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger.

A Fan’s Take

FanPower Rating: 9/10

Diving into the first few minutes of the show and you already get the vibe that something bad is going to happen and rightly so. The first 8 minutes gave me the chills thinking what’s going to happen next.

Contrary to the other reviews, I personally thought that the story moved really quickly and they laid a solid foundation quick enough with it being really entertaining which is a big thing to say about any superhero franchise. Very few franchise of the MCU ( Marvel Cinematic Universe) have such a exhilarating premiere.

For the comic book lovers, this adaption is very far off from the actual story where Tyrone loses his best friend at the start and he blames his stuttering nature for that. After some few years or so, he plans on robbing Tandy Bowen, a rich girl and that’s how they meet.

According to the creators of the show, the big changes made to the backstory and the storyline was to sustain the series for over a longer time.

One of the best things of the show was how everything was so down to earth and relatable. Teenagers dealing with the everyday problems, coping up to them and this is brilliantly portrayed by the two lead actors, Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph.

Continuing my above mentioned point, they are the stars of the show, on script and for the episode as a whole. If this series becomes a top notch hit for Marvel and Freeform, it will be mainly because of the performance of these two.

Brilliant background score but it may have been a bit loud at times considering the situation of the script.

Best part about the episode was how they worked with the pace of the story and made it entertaining. The cast and the crew have made the viewer feel in touch with the characters on screen, which is a rarity these days. When you feel for a character, you get involved much more and therein lies the success of the modern TV shows.

I am really looking forward to the next episode which premiered right after the first one and I might go as far as to say that this may go onto be one of the best Marvel series after Daredevil.

PS: A salute to the impeccable acting by the child actors

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