Marvel Fans have yet another show to cheer about this season as Freeform brings Cloak and Dagger to its lineup.
They say opposites attract and it seems that Tandy Bowen (played by Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (played by Aubrey Joseph), have done just that. While these two come from very different socio-economic backgrounds, they have come together using their superpowers (Tandy – using daggers of light and Tyrone harnessing the power of darness) to overcome evil (of course).
5 Cloak & Dagger tips for watching
- It’s very real and gritty. They use a steady cam to film the show to make it feel real. My Take: I found it a bit heavy handed, but I suppose that’s what they were going for
- The subject matter is ON POINT relevant, but it’s definitely geared to adults. My Take: Because of the drugs, sexual content and more, I suggest you screen the show before allowing a high schooler to see it.
- The scenes are music driven. They listen to hundreds of songs for each episode, and according to Joe Pokaski (producer) they are open to listening to all genres. My Take: Get your iTunes and a notebook ready so you can download some of these tunes, because there are some amazing indie artists featured.
- Yes, just like the Marvel movies, they add Easter eggs. My Take: Head to Whiskey + Sunshine for a list. Jana seems to find more Easter eggs than anyone I know.
- It’s set in New Orleans. Can you think of a more GRITTY location than that? My Take: I don’t think there’s a more perfect city to set a show that’s built on opposites and grittiness. They use locals to help them with authenticity, so take note.
Cloak & Dagger airs Thursday evenings on Freeform
- check your local listings for time & station number