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View Poll Results: Rate THE CAPE! (Don't Vote Till After The Episode Has Aired)
----------1x1 "Pilot"--------- 3 6.12%
Excellent! 5 10.20%
Good 20 40.82%
Average 9 18.37%
Bad 5 10.20%
Horrible! 4 8.16%
----------1x2 "Tarot"---------- 2 4.08%
Excellent! 2 4.08%
Good 22 44.90%
Average 7 14.29%
Bad 4 8.16%
Horrible! 7 14.29%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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Old January 10 2011, 03:53 PM   #31
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Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*

BTW, both episodes are on again tonight starting at 9:00 EST if anyone missed it the first time or would like to watch it again.
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Old January 10 2011, 04:04 PM   #32
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Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*

Watched it with my son yesterday, and other than some eye-rolling wincing at some truly badly paced scenes and logic issues--even for a comic-book inspired show--we enjoyed it enough to see what happens.

Hopefully it'll find the right balance of camp and pacing, and not end up another No Ordinary Family.
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Old January 10 2011, 05:08 PM   #33
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Well its no worse then watching the uber US Marshal on Chase.
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Old January 10 2011, 05:38 PM   #34
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Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*

davejames wrote: View Post
I'm all for a new superhero show on TV.... but this just looks COMPLETELY retarded.
Yeah, it does.
He fights crime using a silk cape.
Where's Liberace when you need him?
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Old January 10 2011, 06:25 PM   #35
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Well its no worse then watching the uber US Marshal on Chase.
At least she's hot.
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Old January 10 2011, 06:56 PM   #36
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Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*

WOW! Am I glad I read this thread. You guys just saved me some time. I had dvr’d this, but now I know I can skip it without missing anything.

I was watching Masterpiece Classic’s “Downton Abbey.” It’s in the “Upstairs Downstairs” vein--which I never watched when it was first on because I was too young to appreciate it.
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Old January 10 2011, 07:17 PM   #37
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Average, Bad

The first thing that's wrong with this show is that the premise makes no sense. Our hero will never be able to return to his family because his wife will KILL him for not telling her he's still alive. There's simply no justification for that. Does he think she can't keep a secret? He's endangering his family simply by running around as a vigilante. If he gets captured, does he think the bad guys won't recognize his face?

I can't watch a show that's written so sloppily. Even if they hadn't botched the lead actor casting with a completely nondescript actor, that would be enough to drive me away. I'm done.
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Old January 10 2011, 08:17 PM   #38
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...and I forgot to mention the problem with the cape. There is no way to have a cape be the main weapon and it not come off as horribly unintentionally comic as it did.
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Old January 10 2011, 09:23 PM   #39
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Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*

What I liked best about the show was that it didn't ever take itself too seriously. It was far more entertaining than plenty of recent shows, including The Event, V, Flashforward -- heck, even Caprica. The Cape isn't exactly a good show, though, so unless it finds its footing rather quickly, it'll go the same route as the rebooted Knight Rider. But there was enough pulp in the first two hours to warrant following it for a while and seeing how it does.
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Old January 11 2011, 12:43 AM   #40
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Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*

It was a fun show with a light touch. This isn't a gritty, hard-core action yarn, it isn't social commentary, and it isn't Masterpiece Theater, it's simple entertainment. Good guys vs. bad guys. I like all the characters, too.

I am wondering if the Carnies are worried about what The Cape will do after he's cleaned up Palm City's police force ... surely they're somewhere on Faraday's to-do list?

I'll ride this one out until its inevitable demise.
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Old January 11 2011, 02:59 AM   #41
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My first impression coming out of this initial pilot is this is what Heroes should have been like
Heroes' first season was vastly better. The Cape is stilted and unimaginative, with nothing to induce me to keep watching.

I think they're trying for a light comic touch - there were some comic lines in there, certainly - but they crashed like the proverbial lead balloon. Either the writers can't do comedy or the plank of wood they hired as the lead can't deliver comedy. I appreciate comedy, but only when it doesn't make me cringe and feel embarrassed for everyone involved. It's almost more cringe-worthy than the dumbass cape.
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Old January 11 2011, 03:50 AM   #42
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Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*

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Either the writers can't do comedy or the plank of wood they hired as the lead can't deliver comedy. I appreciate comedy, but only when it doesn't make me cringe and feel embarrassed for everyone involved. It's almost more cringe-worthy than the dumbass cape.
It was never clearer then when Richard Schiff was on-screen. He's a proven actor, he can be dramatic or funny, and elevate those around him. It was so painful to see him on The Cape, he tried his damnedest but the script wouldn't let him, and he couldn't coax anything on the lead in there scene.

Also, Secretary of Prisons? I'm all for camp, but c'mon, that's just lazy.
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Old January 11 2011, 03:59 AM   #43
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Has no TV show or movie ever attempted to get a food critic's job right? The restaurant isn't supposed to know who you are otherwise they'd give you special treatment. And they know that food critics never announce themselves.

Granted, that's not what The Cape was going for. They were going for... I'm not sure what they were going for, actually.

Also, the kitchen was completely empty with nothing cooking during dinner hours.
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Old January 11 2011, 04:10 AM   #44
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Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*

Bitter Feast.

Saw this a few days ago. A celebrity chefs life is ruined by a food critic, and decides to get his revenge on the guy by kidnapping him, keeping him in his basement and torturing him in all sorts of food themed tasks that usually end up ith beatings from a frying pan or being served as dinner to his spouse, like an evil version of Survivor.

Any word on cancellation yet?

Viva Lachlan, Lonestar and the beautiful life all got cancelled after 2 episodes for being unwatchable shit in recent history.
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Old January 11 2011, 04:18 AM   #45
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Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*

Ever since NBC collapsed, they don't seem to be very quick on the trigger in pulling shows (other than Conan O'Brien) because... what else are they gonna air?
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