Netflix's "Luke Cage." Netflix Netflix's latest superhero series "Luke Cage" premiered last week to great fanfare and critical acclaim.
The show follows the exploits of Marvel Comic hero Luke Cage — played by veteran actor Mike Colter — as he works as a "superhero for hire" in Harlem, New York City.
The Netflix original series currently boasts a 96% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes , which beats out previous Marvel Netflix shows "Daredevil" ( 86% ) and "Jessica Jones" ( 93% ). And it has "universal acclaim" over at Metacritic .
Read on to see why critics are calling "Luke Cage" the best superhero series yet:
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Many critics praised lead actor Mike Colter's performance as the linchpin of the show.
Myles Aronowitz/Netflix "'Luke Cage' does an excellent job giving each of its cast members (however long they stick around) distinct personalities and memorable moments that create immediate stakes," Collider wrote. "But none shine as brightly as Colter."