Black Lightning: Season 3 (2019)

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Season 3
Black Lightning

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 7, 2019
2
Air date: Oct 14, 2019
3
Air date: Oct 21, 2019
4
Air date: Oct 28, 2019
5
Air date: Nov 11, 2019
6
Air date: Nov 18, 2019
7
Air date: Nov 25, 2019
8
Air date: Dec 2, 2019
9
Air date: Dec 9, 2019

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Cast

Cress Williams
as Jefferson Pierce
Christine Adams
as Lynn Stewart
Nafessa Williams
as Anissa Pierce
China Anne McClain
as Jennifer Pierce
James Remar
as Peter Gambi
Damon Gupton
as Henderson
Marvin Jones III
as Tobias Whale
Wayne Brady
as Tyson "Gravedigger" Spikes
Bill Duke
as Agent Odell
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Critic Reviews for Black Lightning Season 3

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

It's time for more Black Lightning! And so far, the season 3 premiere is giving me hope that this outing will avoid some of the mistakes of last season.

Oct 29, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The first episode of the third season is just as politically charged as previous episodes, but this time around things feel more relevant, more attuned to this specific time and place

Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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What stands out about the episode are the small touches here and there that make the way Freeland's falling into chaos feel, for lack of a better phrase, grounded in reality.

Oct 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Although this year's Black Lightning has a very different feel to the previous one (which itself was a change from the tone of Season 1), subplots from the show's first two years continue throughout.

Oct 29, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The one issue with the time jump was the sharp tonal shift. Don't get me wrong, the added tension and drama is well-appreciated to shake things up. However, the plot points between where the story left off and now are vastly different.

Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: 4.3/5.0 | Full Review…

I hope this season maintains focus and doesn't find itself branching out too far away from its central conflicts. If the following episodes consistently operate at this level, this will be an exciting season to watch.

Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Black Lightning: Season 3

  • Dec 10, 2019
    Boring, bad acting and the most important thing: politically correct agenda: in episode 6 they say "let's make HERstory" instead of using the correct word which comes from ancient greek: history. And it is interesting how the editors have the same agenda, given the huge differenced in scores between editors' ratings and users' ratings.
  • 2d ago
    This show is a mixture of The Wire, A superhero show, and this season is filled with crazy Shondaland B!6 gamesmanship
  • Dec 05, 2019
    This is a truly amazing show. There are certain aspects that are not for everyone as it is politically influenced and certain villains specifically from season 1 can make viewers of a certain political party feel uncomfortable but the villains specifically Tobias Whale, Lala, and Agent Odell are incredible and the actors all give amazing performances. The show builds drama very effectively and although there are some duller moments the show always packs a punch in is penultimate and finale episodes that culminate everything great in the season.
  • Dec 04, 2019
    The first 2 seasons were great. Season 3 is terrible. They must have changed the writers or the producers or something. In the first 2 seasons the characters reactions to situations seemed reasonable...just about every reaction in season 3 is unreasonable. Season 3 feels a lot more cartoonish than the first 2 seasons. Someone has screwed up a show that had great potential.
  • Dec 03, 2019
    It's good for passing the time. It's pretty obvious that it has a specific target audience so I can see why many people will dislike this show. But I put it in the same boat as the other DC shows.
  • Nov 26, 2019
    good episode....it just get better and better than last season
  • Nov 26, 2019
    A vast improvement from season two.
  • Nov 25, 2019
    As much as I wanted to like this the acting and plot just fall short of expectations.
  • Nov 25, 2019
    I liked it initially, but as the show progressed it got really boring and goofy
  • Nov 20, 2019
    Good first 2 episodes then becomes super cheesy and predictable. Everything stupid action you expect each character to do they do. I forced myself to finish the season, taking 3-4 times before finishing each episode, hoping that it will get better. But started the second season which was worse than the first. I'm a black person but I'm done.

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