The Cape, does it deserve a chance?

10 Jan

Image courtesy Hulu

On NBC’s new series, The Cape starring David Lyons & James Frain, the pilot aired Sunday, January 9th.
Along with Summer glau & a host of other stars, The Cape seems to be bringing in mixed reviews. Aside from obvious similarities with other super hero stories, I felt The Cape had a good showing and has potential to become a fan favorite.
Has it been done before? Well, obviously. But in my humble opinion, I’ll take all I can get of my favorite geeky guilty pleasure! The acting was good, as a whole, good character development, & seems to have an adequate budget.
I see potential with this series, so long as NBC listens to viewer feedback and takes the better ideas into consideration.

All in all, I feel we need to judge less harshly from our beloved genre films & shows. Life is precarious, if we continue to belittle, those who produce these genre films may look to other genres to focus their attention on, and the “geek” culture loses.

UPDATE: According to, as of 1.10.11 says The Cape averaged 8.4 million total viewers between 9-11pm

I shall add more to this review soon, but in the meantime, feel free to add your comments. I look forward to hearing from you!

Cheers! Nyrhalahotep


Posted by on January 10, 2011 in Super Hero


2 responses to “The Cape, does it deserve a chance?

  1. James Riot

    January 21, 2011 at 5:33 am

    It deserves a chance provided you don’t take it too seriously. It’s very much a campy, fun throwback to the super-hero themed shows we got in the 90’s (The Flash, M.A.N.T.I.S., etc).

  2. Jess

    February 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I thought the pilot episode was a little weak. They need to embrace their campy genre roots and slow the pacing down. Way too much happened in the first episode, and because of that we didn’t get to see any of it really fleshed out. But of course I’m going to keep watching.


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