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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Winter TV Review 2011: The Cape

The first scripted new show of the year is a cool-enough superhero series on NBC, the network that brought us HEROES. But whereas HEROES took itself way too seriously, often spilling blood in the process and making the overall arcs dark and gruesome, THE CAPE rights that wrong by embracing its superhero roots, even though the heroes and villains, ala BATMAN, don't have any true superpowers, per se (unlike NO ORDINARY FAMILY on ABC, which has come into its own as well). Whether or not people tune is is the question, but I found the witty dialogue and impressive action a nice fit to Monday nights after CHUCK (sorry, THE EVENT). B

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