Marvel's Cloak & Dagger Premiere Review: 8 Ups And 2 Downs

Shadows and light.


The people at Marvel Television have certainly been busy over the past year.

In the previous ten months alone, The Defenders, The Punisher, Runaways, Inhumans, season five of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and season two of Jessica Jones have all been added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (in addition to their non-MCU projects like The Gifted and season two of Legion).

They have now added yet another show to their MCU roster and a rather intriguing one at that: Cloak & Dagger.

Based on the Marvel comic book duo of the same name, Cloak & Dagger revolves around Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen, two teenagers from drastically different walks of life who, through their own personal family tragedies, find themselves with bizarre superpowers that link them together.

In addition to its fascinating premise, it's clear that Marvel was looking to start Cloak & Dagger off with a bang, as the show debuted on Freeform with a two-hour premiere event that treated viewers to the entirety of the series' first two episodes.

These episodes, First Light and Suicide Sprints, paint a pretty clear picture as to what we can expect from the series going forward. So, let's take a look at Cloak & Dagger's many strengths (as well as its minor weaknesses).


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