Black Panther

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What I’m Watching:
I’ve been using my new Netflix streaming to catch up onthings I missed. Like “The Black Panther” – the BETproduced series based on one of my favorite Marvel superheroes.
Each episode runs ten minutes – feeling like television qualitywebisodes. But the perfect bite-size chunks for viewing while grabbing lunch orfor a writing break.
What Worked
I really enjoyed this series, it hit the comic book geek inme just right. As I stated above, T’Challa – sorry, Black Panther, as I do notknow the king well enough to refer to him by his first name – has been a fav ofmine since I first found him successfully breaking into the Avengers mansionmany, many years ago.
A king/superhero/warrior, the Panther has always been aboutintegrity of character, of being the right kind of man, leader and hero. His struggles aren’tjust about how to whomp the latest villain, although he does that quite well.
And the fact that he can go toe to toe with the Avengersassembled is pretty cool too.
With good action and a storyline that builds in intensity,the series is fun and satisfying.
The show also strikes the right tone for me – serious actions(invasion of a nation, no shortage of death from war) while keeping a lighttongue (sibling banter and well placed gags).
What Didn’t Work
The bashing of a previous administration is so heavy handed,it take the viewer out of the story. The US National Security Advisor is namedDondi Reece – yes the topic is handled with that level of subtlety. 
Thankfully not enough time is spent here to sabotage theseries.
The Skinny
A very fun, compelling adaptation of a graphic novel series.Well worth the time.
Just my thoughts,

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