Also, to tack on to the slow burn thing I said earlier: I really like that Cloak and Dagger started off with the two main characters not knowing each other and the creators stuck to that. They didn’t just throw Tandy and Tyrone into a situation where they were automatically side by side. By the end of the third episode we know a lot about Tandy and Tyrone separately but they haven’t had a full conversation together yet, and that’s some guts from a show which revolves entirely around the idea that the main characters need each other to survive
I finished my rewatch of Cloak and Dagger and all it did was make me sad. Aubrey and Olivia deserved so much more than to have their show cut short so arbitrarily. The story was already great and was only getting better. But we will never see the full levels of Tandy and Ty’s respective abilities of hope/light and fear/darkness. We’ll never see them take on modern day social issues from their often opposite viewpoints of life. We’re gonna miss out on more of the perfect parallel storytelling that the writers used to connect Ty and Tandy showing how different they were but how much their lives mirrored one another’s and how connected their personalities and abilities actually would be. And I know I’m gonna sound like a sappy shipper here but I wanted to watch them fall in love goddammit!! They were literal soul mates! The Divine Pairing! It was built into the story! The cancelation is just as unforgivable now as it was six months ago, especially since April is when the new season would have started. I can only hope that the future of Marvel Entertainment involves Cloak and Dagger in some way and that Aubrey and Olivia get to reprise their heroic roles. You don’t find onscreen chemistry like that everyday. Till then, it was a great ride 😔😔😔
More people need to be watching Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.
I know Freeform has a track record of stupid soapy teen shows, but C&D is nothing like that. The acting is beautiful, the way present day issues (racism, human trafficking) are portrayed realistically and handled compassionately, the consistent writing in regards to coherent storytelling and character arcs/growth, the beautiful cinematography, it’s all just honest to god perfection in one show and everybody and their mom needs to be watching it.
It just sucks because Cloak & Dagger and Runaways are shows about teenagers that are actually for teenagers. With characters that look and behave like teenagers (and not in a tropey hormonal, impulsive, condescending way. Like a real way). That teenagers relate to and not some adult fantasy of what they’d wished it meant to be a teenager/young person when they were in their prime. But those are the ones that had to go. Those are always the ones to go. You hate to see it.
i’m really counting on tumblr not to sleep on cloak & dagger. i’m super hopeful about this show.
a healthy interracial romantic relationship between two superheroes, crime fighting, defying stereotypes and addressing real major issues in society for women and the black community? sign me the fuck up.
there are a lot of hateful and racist comments about the casting and interracial couples on the youtube trailer from trolls who are obviously not familiar with the comics, and i’d really like to see this show be commercially successful because of the beautiful story (and a fuck you to the internet trolls as a bonus).
But guys, I need a whole show with Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt as the protagonists.
I don’t care about the plot or the scenario. It could be of any genre, crime, fantasy, science fiction, etc., etc… I just want them to be together in it. Going from foes to friends to foes again, to soulmates. All the while, caring for each other and seeing right through each other’s shit.
I want there dynamic back so bad. And I want it in a show that runs its course all the way to an ending.
okay but am i the only one who wants the runaways to make it all the way to new orleans so they can hang out/team up with one another
tyrone & tandy, chase & gert, and karolina & nico can have triple dates
they can relate over each other’s parents drilling for something sinister and powerful (tandy’s father worked for roxxon and tyrone’s mother was working with them, the runaways’ parents digging for the creature)