Having my doubts about any new Marvel television show after having to sit through a few episodes of Inhumans, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger was not at the top of my must-watch list.
However, whether or not you’re a fan of Marvel comic books, movies, or TV shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., I guarantee that you will be hooked on Cloak & Dagger from episode one.
The new show is meant to be a teen drama and airs on Freeform beginning June 7, but I’m 40 and I loved it and I don’t care who knows it.
A Little Background On Cloak & Dagger
Cloak & Dagger was created in 1982 by Bill Mantlo and Ed Hannigan for Marvel Comics. They were strictly created as supporting characters in the Spectacular Spider-Man series and first appeared in Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #64.
In that series, Tyrone Johnson befriended Tandy Brown but both were kidnapped and experimented on by chemist Simon Marshall. Marshall was attempting to develop a synthetic heroin, testing it on runaway teens with fatal results. As a result of the experimentation, the two teens somehow survived, but found they had developed super powers.
Tyrone became Cloak and had the power to use his body as a gateway to the darkness dimension. Tandy found that she could generate glowing daggers and an unnatural luminescence. As such, she became known as Dagger.
Cloak and Dagger were given their own comic book series and even joined the X-Men just a few years ago.
Why I Think Cloak & Dagger Is Already A Hit
One of the problems that I had with Marvel’s Inhumans (and yes, just one of many) was that they tried too hard with, and missed the mark on, special effects. The effects in Cloak & Dagger aren’t over the top and they don’t try harder than they should. Instead, they fit seamlessly into the storyline instead of distracting you from it.
Even though Cloak & Dagger is premiering on Freeform, which features many drama-rich shows, it doesn’t feel like just another teen drama. The writing is fantastic and the acting hits the mark. All of this helps to draw you in and holds you in tight until you realize that the hour is over and you’re waiting for more. I had the pleasure of watching the first four episodes; now I’m impatiently waiting for the rest of the season.
Why You Will Love Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger on Freeform
The Cloak & Dagger comics are relatively new and don’t have a large following. This translates well into television since you won’t need to know decades of background story. Cloak & Dagger will introduce you to the characters, their backstory, and their powers within the first few episodes without overwhelming you. There is definite chemistry between stars Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph and already feel like they’re going to be huge breakout stars this year.
Tune to Freeform for the series premiere of Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger June 7 at 8pm EST!
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