- Summary: Vince Faraday is a policeman who was framed for murder and takes on the disguise of his son's favorite superhero to clear his name.
- Genre(s): Drama, Fantasy
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 1 premiere date: Jan 9, 2011
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Marked by logical elisions, word-balloon dialogue and conveniently located plot holes though it may be, this is a machine for putting its heroes in tight spaces and watching them kick their way free, and it does its work efficiently and with flair.
Every time he flaps into view in his baggy hoodedness, he looks like Batman in need of a tailor. [17 Jan 2011, p.40]
Feb 8, 2011The Cape is entertaining and in some ways endearing. Vince Faraday's devotion to his family is inspiring. I hope they don't turn his relationship with Dana into a disgusting love triangle. It already it looks like they're trying to shape up Dana's co-worker Thomas into a possible love interest, some things in that area give me hope. Such as Dana's devotion to Vince's innocence (even though she struggled at first) and her continuing to seek proof of that. I have respect for superheroes who work to become what they are, like Batman, instead of having natural super powers.
My Fear is that The Cape will be passed over as a trivial show because it is not as grim as other superhero tales or so complicated as shows like Heroes. I think the Cape is a good, solid show. O hope they choose to run its full season and renew it.… Expand
Jan 10, 2011The Cape is by far the best show on Sunday nights. A break from either a news show or a drama aimed at females, The Cape offers a good ol' superhero show that nerds and regular viewers alike can watch. Great performances by all of the actors. Tripp could be a little better but he's just a kid.… Expand
Jan 10, 2011The Cape is a comic book style drama, for people who like comic books.
The concept is good, a good cop that is fighting against corruptions is framed and thought dead.
He is "rescued" by a carnival of thieves and decided to fight to take down the person that took away his life.
The cast is good and they play their parts well.
The story lines are comic booky, they are supposed to be, you can't take them to seriously.
The flow is good, serious to funny/goofy. All good comics should have something to endear characters.
Super Secret Organizations? Check.
People trying to take over a city, then the world? Check.
Some crazy guy that will not stop fighting against them, ever if it means try to immunize himself against poison? Check.
It has all of the trappings to make a good show and a lengthy one. However, NBC and a harsh track record. They schedule shows in bad time slots. Erhrm... Then wonder why the show doesn't succeed.
I will watch this show every week, but it will probably be online, since they have it competing against "lie to me", and if foxes delay the episode for lie to me by a wek, I will be watching lie to me then watch the cape the next day.
That being said. Overall a good product. Good guy vs. Bad guys, comic book style.
You can't beat that.… Expand
Jan 9, 2011Too convoluted and cliche in the first episode. The best way to describe this show comes in the form of lines from said episode. Store Clerk, "What do they call you?"
The Cape,"The Cape."
Clerk, "The Cape? Well You'll work on it."
Work on it indeed, that is, of course, if it doesn't get pulled from the air first.… Expand
Feb 23, 2011I don't know how many eye rolls I had while watching this, but it was a lot. I mean really? We are suppose to take a show like this seriously? If you're going to spend all of this money on a show like this, make sure you set aside a decent chunk of it towards thinks like a script with some real dialog, actors that can do more than read the script, and a story line that's fun and interesting. What a complete waste of time.… Expand