Feb 17th, 2017 by afcagecast
Hi Felicia!!! Welcome to another action-packed show! This week Efren & Nate review one of the most compelling episodes of Luke Cage to date, "Now You're Mine". They break down Luke's actions, praise the performance of Erik Laray Harvey, and pour one out for Councilman Damon "Diet Obama" Boone!
Then in the "Real Deal", the guys welcome the awesome Alexis Torres (AfterBuzz TV) to the program. Alexis discusses her comic fandom, her favorite things about the show, the greatness of Rosario Dawson...And the first time she saw snow (*Spoiler Alert* It's more recent than you think)! All this and more on this week's edition of the AFP!
Feb 1st, 2017 by afcagecast
It's finally happened...10 episodes into Marvel's "Luke Cage" and the guys FINALLY have some major gripes with an episode of the series. This week Efren & Nate review "Take It Personal". They discuss the continuing relationship between Luke & Claire, the usefulness of Dr. Burstein, and the greatness of New Edition!
Then in the "Real Deal", the guys welcome the fabulous Joelle Monique (Black Girl Nerds/AfterBuzz TV) to the program. Joelle breaks down her Luke Cage fandom, the portrayl of women in the series, and what 90's R&B group was sorely missing from this episode. All this & more on a new edition (get it?) of "Always Forward"!
Jan 16th, 2017 by afcagecast
"Luke Cage" was a popular show...And it still is! This week on the podcast, Efren & Nate are back to review Episode nine of Marvel's Luke cage, "DWYCK". The guys discuss the relationship between Luke & Claire, the distance between harlem & Atlanta, and why beer & ice cream may not be the best combination to have before recording a podcast!
Then, the guys welcome Jamie "Mr. Throwback Thursday" Robinson back to the show to discuss the episode, the greatness of the Gang Starr/Nice & Smooth collaboration, & the misunderstood genius that is Erik LaRay Harvey's Diamondback. All this & more on the latest edition of "Always Forward"!
Jan 8th, 2017 by afcagecast
Happy New Year! Fresh off their holiday break, Efren & Nate are back to review the explosive episode "Blowin' Up The Spot". The guys discuss the budding sibling rivalry between Luke & Diamondback, Mariah's ascension to power...And debate whether or not Misty is jealous of Claire!
Plus music producer & podcaster Braden Herrington (Live Audio Wrestling) stops by to share his love of the show and compare characters from the series to famous professional wrestlers. All this & so much more on our very first edition of 2017!
Dec 21st, 2016 by afcagecast
Just in time for Christmas, Efren & Nate are back to review the game-changing episode "Manifest". The guys discuss the relationship between Cornell & Mariah, the effectiveness of flashback scenes...And the death of one of "Luke Cage's" most popular characters!
Plus "The Dude" AKA Isaac Phillips (The Dude's Movie Reviews) stops by to heap praise on the cast and breakdown why "Luke Cage" has resonated so much with the audience. All this & so much more on a jam-packed edition of "Always Forward"!
Dec 14th, 2016 by afcagecast
Efren & Nate are back to review "Suckas Need Bodyguards". Among the topics discussed, the greatness of Alfre Woodard, "Respectability Politics" in the MCU, the death of Detective Scarfe, & do Blue Lives really matter?
Plus Michael Young from NERDSoul stops by to discuss the cast, why "Luke Cage" is his favorite MCU show, and the role fans of color can play in shaping the content they watch. All this & more on this week's edition of "Always Forward"!
Dec 6th, 2016 by afcagecast
Efren & Nate return from the Thanksgiving break with a brand new episode! The guys discuss "Luke Cage" getting a second season on Netflix, review "Just To Get A Rep", and engage in an impromptu two-step contest!
Plus Pop Culture Critic/Former WWE Writer Brian Mann stops by to discuss the show, his familiarity with the character of Luke Cage, and "Benign Neglect". All this & more on this week's show!
Nov 23rd, 2016 by afcagecast
In the wake of one of the most dysfunctional & divisive political campaigns in US history, the guys attempt to repair this fractured nation with their review of episode #4 of Marvel's Luke Cage; "Step In The Arena"! After 3 weeks, we finally get Luke's origin story...Well, most of it.
Then in this week's edition of "The Real Deal", Efren & Nate welcome comic creator and host of the "Dork Trek" podcast, Bob Frantz to the show. Bobby helps us break down the episode, tells us why an origin story is important...And waxes poetic about the new Tribe Called Quest album! So press "Play" on your listening device of choice & let the healing begin. From the rubble of Ghengis Connie's to the shores of Seagate Prison, from sea to shining sea...Let's unify & continue moving forward!
Nov 15th, 2016 by afcagecast
The guys are back to review the explosive 3rd episode of Marvel's Luke Cage, "Who's Gonna Take The Weight?"! This episode features parables about birds, rocket launchers, and Luke's very own HALLWAY FIGHT!!! Then in this week's edition of "The Real", Efren & Nate welcome Geek Hard's Brent Chittenden to the show. Brent discusses the benefits of diversity in comics/TV/film, the rise of the MCU since 2008, and the musical greatness of Mr. Charles Bradley!
Nov 8th, 2016 by afcagecast
Efren & Nate return to review the shocking 2nd episode of Marvel's Luke Cage, "Code of the Streets"! And in this week's edition of "The Real", the guys welcome Yves "The Cannon" Sanon to the show. Yves discusses the use of Harlem as a character in the series, and find out if Harlemites really are off the hook!
All this & more on Episode #1 of "Always Forward"!