The Cape - Pilot (SPOILERS)

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  1. Jan 10, 2011 #1 of 122
    ozzman73

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    I have it recorded, but not even as a Season Pass. Those of you that watched it, how was it. Spoilers are ok, won't affect anything long term anyway.
     
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    Bierboy

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    Embarrassed to admit I enjoyed it...there's just something about carnies......
     
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    markz

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    I liked it so far. Had to tell how it will be because there was so much setup to be done in the pilot. I like the characters we have seen so far.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2011 #4 of 122
    desaun

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    There was ALOT of setup even in the first hour. But, I did like what I saw. Also seems to be more a straight forward comic book story, so it's gonna be some good mindless fun, as long as they don't take themselves too seriously.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, it kinda struck me as what Heroes would have been if it didn't take itself at all seriously. I'm not sure how well that tone is going to work in the long run, but I'm watching for now.
     
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    Dmtalon

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    Both my wife and I enjoyed it. It was good enough to keep her awake to the end which is saying something! :)

    We both thought it felt new and that it looked good (production value). The story moved fast, we covered a lot of ground in what seemed like not very much "story time". It was good to see The Cape taking steps to make himself more resistant to poisons in the future vs. him just magically being invincible.

    I have a hard time believing he'd let his family suffer like he is though...
     
  7. Jan 10, 2011 #7 of 122
    Bettamojo5

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    I was entertained and plan to watch it again. Good mindless fun.
     
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    tiassa

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    I've got a season pass set. I thought the show was fun (and Summer Glau is always worth watching IYKWIM) there were the usual plot holes you could drive a truck through, but what action/adventure show doesn't have them. It looks like they have an interesting set of characters to work with (SG, the carnies, the wife, his ex-partner, "Chess"). I'm concerned that they will take themselves too seriously (my reading is they could go either way).
     
  9. Jan 10, 2011 #9 of 122
    ozzman73

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    Sounds like I can watch it without being a waste of time. I had no idea that Summer Glau was in it. Never mind, this will be first order of business tonight.
     
  10. Jan 10, 2011 #10 of 122
    markz

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    I will rewatch it with my wife tonight. I didn't realize she wanted to watch it till she mentioned it today.
     
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    BradJW

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    It's being re-run tonight. I didn't even hear about it before this morning but have it set to record now.
     
  12. Jan 10, 2011 #12 of 122
    JYoung

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    I liked it.

    It's not deep but it is fun.

    The main actor is a little weak (At least try to change your voice when in costume) but Glau as the Oracle substitute is good and Keith David is great as Max.

    I also like the fact that he's still learning, working out this whole thing and isn't a smooth and polished Batman.

    (As for plot holes, you think Glau as Orwell is going to be particularly hard to trace with that nice inconspicuous Mercedes? How many of them can there be in "Palm City")
     
  13. Jan 10, 2011 #13 of 122
    markz

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    She had a car? :)
     
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    dcheesi

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    Interesting, but a couple of things just didn't make sense. For instance, at the climax of Hour 1, Cape and Chess are fighting on the top deck of the ship. At the end Chess decides to detonate the explosives attached to the L-9. WTH?!? They previously established that the explosion would take out half the city, yet Chess is ready to detonate it while he's standing directly above the explosives?! Of all the things Chess might be, suicidal seems the least likely...

    Oh, and was it ever made clear why there was no cell service? If it's just a natural coincidence, then that negates any sense of "win" for the hero(es), IMHO.
     
  15. Jan 10, 2011 #15 of 122
    mchasal

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    Didn't Cape call in to Orwell and have her jam cell communications?
     
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    JYoung

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    You missed two things.

    One: Chess said to get the submarine ready after he stated he was going to blow up the ship so he did have an escape route planned.

    Two: Faraday told Oracle, I mean Orwell to jam or take out cell reception around the ship. (I'm guessing that she hacked in the providers systems and shut down the towers.)
     
  17. Jan 10, 2011 #17 of 122
    markz

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    Yes. He called her and said to block all cellular signals within x-distance to his location.
     
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    Alfer

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    Since nothing else is on tonight I just set DVR to record this.

    I don't have high hopes, but worth a try in this bleak season of crappy TV.

    :)
     
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    StrynBean

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    I was wondering when a thread for this show would come up.
     
  20. Jan 10, 2011 #20 of 122
    astrohip

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    I liked it more than I thought I would. As others have said, it was just fun. Had the right tone.

    I tend to be rather critical with pilots when it comes to "stupid stuff". There was one that *almost* had me hitting delete-show and delete-SP at the same time. At his funeral, he shows up IN NO DISGUISE, hiding behind a tree that appeared to be about 30 feet away. No one notices him behind a tree? Even my wife (as non-critical a viewer as there is) commented on this. Geez, at least wear a hat. I came >< this close to jumping ship right then.

    [Austin Powers voice]
    Carnies. Circus folk. Nomads, you know. Smell like cabbage. Small hands.
    [/Austin Powers voice]
     

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