Monthly Archives: May 2010

New 2010 Superhero TV shows

Here are trailers for two upcoming superhero TV shows starting soon, via Tor.com.

The Cape on NBC: A street-level superhero! An honest cop in a corrupt city, framed for a crime and left for dead! Saved and trained in exotic martial arts in a wandering circus! With cool gadgets and a nifty cloak! Summer Glau as a plucky investigative.. blogger! This, yes.

No Ordinary Family on ABC: It’s the Fantastic Four (with Michael Chiklis), or rather the Incredibles, except it appears to be lacking any of the charm and wonder of the sources it borrows from:

Interesting how the way they allocate the powers across the nuclear family acts to preserve the power balance – the dad is superstrong, remaining the most physically intimidating, the mom has superspeed, so she can do all those clever chores mothers do, the kids have supersmarts and telepathy, non-physical powers that they don’t threaten their parents’ dominant position, but let them have their little geeky/emo niche.