Wednesday, May 19, 2010

NBC Has A New Super-Hero or "HEROES?! We Don't Need No Stinking HEROES!"

Just days after announcing that "Heroes" would not be renewed for the fall season, NBC released their 'up front' line-up for fall. After reviewing the list, I think I may have found my new favorite show to watch. After "CHUCK" & "Burn Notice", of course. It's a new 'super hero' show called "The Cape". It's the story of Vince Faraday, loving husband/father and dedicated police officer, who is framed as a serial killer and seemingly killed in an explosion. After being rescued by a group of carnival performers/bank robbers, he discovers the extent of the corruption in his city, which is ruled over by the mysterious villain know as Chess. Vince joins forces with the carnies' leader, Max Malini, who trains Vince to fight back as the hero of his son's favorite comic book.

Seriously, this show couldn't be any more awesome than if it was created by Stan Lee! The premise alone screams 'silver-age comic book'. I mean the hero is framed for a crime he didn't commit, is trained by circus folk to use their skills in his fight and his main motivation is to make sure his son doesn't grow up believing that there isn't any good in the world. I swear to God and his brother, Jack Kirby, that if this show doesn't make at least 3 years on TV, I gonna' start watching infomercials for entertainment!

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