“Black Lightning” is not just your typical superhero story highlighting a young, suave renegade, fictionally fighting to save the girl, defeating the evil villain or starring in crossovers with other superheroes.
Yet unsurprisingly, the idyllic image of this young man is shattered by two gunshots — not in himself, but through the body of the young man he finds lying in the middle of the sidewalk. It’s this moment that distinguishes the life of kids on the Southside from nearly anywhere else in the world.
The water-themed frat parties, the late-night pizza runs and, most importantly, the nagging realization that every decision you're faced with is now yours and yours alone to make are pivotal aspects of the freshman experience.
The most refreshing aspect of “Lovesick,” and especially with this season, is that the subject matter is so utterly real and unapologetically honest. Underneath all of its whip-smart dialogue and zany cringe comedy, there is such heart within each character and their relationships to one another.