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 ZapToIt.com, 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!