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Post by Patrick on Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:31 am

Indeed not. C'mon people! Watch this excellent little gem of show, and you won't regret it!

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Re: The Official "The Cape" Thread

Post by Sid Seadevil on Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:18 am

Seconded. At the very, very least it deserves a full first season. I hate it when promising series are cut off at the knees.
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Re: The Official "The Cape" Thread

Post by Sid Seadevil on Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:21 am

And yet again another episode that improves upon the last. Excellent introduction to a pair of nicely drawn new villains that complimented the overall tone of the show to perfection. Why, even the weird kid was much more tolerable this week. Probably thanks to the introduction of his mini Orwell new pal.

It really is a shame that this series edges ever closer to cancellation even as it gets better.

Oh and geeky satisfaction that the "Superfriends" cartoon series exists in the Cape's universe too.
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Re: The Official "The Cape" Thread

Post by Patrick on Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:54 pm

Sid Seadevil wrote:And yet again another episode that improves upon the last. Excellent introduction to a pair of nicely drawn new villains that complimented the overall tone of the show to perfection. Why, even the weird kid was much more tolerable this week. Probably thanks to the introduction of his mini Orwell new pal.

Indeed- the whole "Cape's Day Off" concept really sort of worked. And you can see with all that careful examination of his body to find the computer chip bug, Faraday is wandering into a big conflict pitting his desire to reclaim his life and family, with some growing feelings for Orwell.

Sid Seadevil wrote:Oh and geeky satisfaction that the "Superfriends" cartoon series exists in the Cape's universe too.


And Hong Kong Fooey. Indeed, I found myself in agreement with the villain that the lack of Saturday morning cartoons are a critical factor in the decline of the society.
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Re: The Official "The Cape" Thread

Post by Sid Seadevil on Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:48 am

Patrick wrote:Indeed- the whole "Cape's Day Off" concept really sort of worked. And you can see with all that careful examination of his body to find the computer chip bug, Faraday is wandering into a big conflict pitting his desire to reclaim his life and family, with some growing feelings for Orwell.
Absolutely. Also, the mounting hints that Farraday and his friends in the circus of crime are heading inexorably towards a clash of their respective ideologies was subtly foreshadowed once again. There's an awful lot of potentially interesting future storylines quietly bubbling away just beneath the surface here. Certainly, you get the feeling that the writers on this show have a much firmer grip on the unfolding adventure than those on Heroes had during its twilight years.

Patrick wrote:And Hong Kong Fooey. Indeed, I found myself in agreement with the villain that the lack of Saturday morning cartoons are a critical factor in the decline of the society.
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As did I, funnily enough. Very Happy
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Re: The Official "The Cape" Thread

Post by Sid Seadevil on Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:14 pm

Well, I've now seen the concluding episode of the two part story which began last week: and once again - the show didn't disappoint. Things are really beginning to get interesting in the Cape's universe now - which is a genuine shame, as there's a mere two episodes remaining.

As always - my major, major irk with the series is the kid who plays Vince's son: It isn't that he's a bad actor - he's a total non actor. In fact he's an almost disquieting non presence. A void: an emotional black hole.

In short he's just very, very creepy.
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Re: The Official "The Cape" Thread

Post by Patrick on Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:36 pm

The episode airs for me later tonight- which I shall be joining in progress, as tonight's Top Gear doesn't end until 8:20. Can't wait to see it.

I wonder if there's a conscious decision to have the kid portrayed that way? I mean, understand in context that he's lost his dad, and just doesn't think he can do the things he did with his dad with mom. But he's also had his favorite comic book hero appear in real life. You'd think there'd be some emotional spark in him about that.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:17 pm

Patrick wrote:I wonder if there's a conscious decision to have the kid portrayed that way? I mean, understand in context that he's lost his dad, and just doesn't think he can do the things he did with his dad with mom. But he's also had his favorite comic book hero appear in real life. You'd think there'd be some emotional spark in him about that.
You would expect at least a flicker of an emotional spark, wouldn't you. Unfortunately, I think the boy is just a very, very limited actor. Interestingly, Ryan Wynott who play Trip, also played the son of the central character in Flashforward. His character in that was autistic - he played that role exactly the same as he's playing this.
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:01 am

And so it came to pass that yet another engaging series ripe with possibilities meets an untimely end at the hands of an impatient network.

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Re: The Official "The Cape" Thread

Post by Patrick on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:58 am

That's a shame, too. I think NBC was far more interested in devoting its resources to promoting Kathy Bates and her new series "Harry's War" in the battle of the Monday at 10:00 PM slot (vs. Hawaii 5-Oh), than actually helping The Cape find it's audience by perhaps giving it a new night.

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Post by Zoltar on Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:13 am

Sid Seadevil wrote:And so it came to pass that yet another engaging series ripe with possibilities meets an untimely end at the hands of an impatient network.

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That's too bad. I wasn't watching, but I know a few die hard fans who'll be disappointed.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:41 pm

Zoltar wrote:That's too bad. I wasn't watching, but I know a few die hard fans who'll be disappointed.
Count me as one of them. It wasn't perfect, but it was damned good fun - and well on the way to getting there.
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Post by Zoltar on Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:46 pm

Sid Seadevil wrote:Count me as one of them. It wasn't perfect, but it was damned good fun - and well on the way to getting there.
Shame, cos they stuck with Heroes well past it's sell-by date, and yet bailed on this show early.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:51 pm

Zoltar wrote:Shame, cos they stuck with Heroes well past it's sell-by date, and yet bailed on this show early.
It was probably because of how they took a hit with Heroes that caused them to get the jitters and pull the plug on this. A real shame.
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Post by Patrick on Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:53 am

Let's remember that Heroes was being cross-promoted on two channels: NBC and Sci-Fi. That allowed the show to find its audience a little more easily. Not so with The Cape. I think NBC decided to give it a mid-season, 13 episode committment simply to fill a gap on a competitive Monday night schedule.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:10 am

Ah, I see. So in other words the network never gave much of a damn about it from the very outset.
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Post by Zoltar on Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:44 am

Patrick wrote:Let's remember that Heroes was being cross-promoted on two channels: NBC and Sci-Fi.

One wonders why NBC didn't try that with The Cape. Or did they? I can't say I checked if they aired any episodes on Syfy.

Of course, my comment was directed at the period when Heroes was bleeding viewers and spiraling in the ratings. It actually started off very well, the first season is still well-regarded.

Patrick wrote:That allowed the show to find its audience a little more easily. Not so with The Cape. I think NBC decided to give it a mid-season, 13 episode committment simply to fill a gap on a competitive Monday night schedule.
They did advertise quite a bit though. I wonder if they'll do the same with their Wonder Woman show.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:00 am

Given David E Kelley's involvement in Wonder Woman I'd imagine they'll promote it rather heavily. At least I'd hope they do.


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Post by Zoltar on Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:30 am

Sid Seadevil wrote:I David E Kelley's involvement in Wonder Woman I'd imagine they'll promote it rather heavily. At least I'd hope they do.
Oh, I'm sure they will.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:48 am

Zoltar wrote:Oh, I'm sure they will.
It seems No ordinary Family's episode order has been cut back from 22 to 20. I can see that getting the chop now too.
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