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View Poll Results: What Did You Think Of "Scales On A Train"? Rate The Episode!
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Old January 25 2011, 04:05 AM   #16
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Not noticing a whole lot of difference in quality myself.
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Old January 25 2011, 04:11 AM   #17
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Gave it a "Good".

The ep tonight was pretty much on pace with the other eps...all pretty good but lacking in various areas. I can tell they are trying to give it a little charm with the father/son/family connection that made Smallville enjoyable to me in its early seasons. Fleming/Chess I still don't like though and Scales is meh. I know some people complain about the lead David Lyons(Vince/The Cape) but I actually am enjoying his performance each ep. Summer Glau... Looked fabulous! I can't wait to see how Orwell develops as the series goes on.

Next week with Mena Suvari looks great!
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Old January 25 2011, 10:12 AM   #18
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Good episode tonight. Peter Flemming was really getting off on the danger when he had the Cape lower him down to stop the train. I thought he was gonna cream his pants. I think he's doing all his evil shit mainly for the danger. Sure he wants power but he gets really off on the danger.
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Old January 25 2011, 11:08 AM   #19
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Of course.

This is not how a smart man runs a global criminal conspiracy.

It might be how you take over the world though.

Seriously though the levels, buffers between the money and the street... Ever watched the Wire? At the end of one seaosn after they found a condo belonging to some crip gang banger ghetto street hustler, it's full of tasteful art, books on economic theory, philosophy and classical music and jazz and the hero cop that finaly found this evil lair declarers "Who the fuck have I been chasing for the last year?"
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Old January 25 2011, 05:53 PM   #20
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I liked this episode. I'm glad they actually addressed the fact that their hero is working and living with a group of ciminals. I'm actually kind of impressed with how early they've actually been dealing with those kinds of issues. I lot of shows will just ignore that kind of stuff for ages.
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Old January 25 2011, 07:11 PM   #21
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I like that show does not take itself to seriously and can have have some good action fun. Kinda like Human Target in that regard.
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Old January 25 2011, 10:14 PM   #22
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I liked this episode. I'm glad they actually addressed the fact that their hero is working and living with a group of ciminals. I'm actually kind of impressed with how early they've actually been dealing with those kinds of issues. I lot of shows will just ignore that kind of stuff for ages.
With only a 13 episode commitment, I'm glad that they are not dragging certain things out.
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Old January 25 2011, 10:24 PM   #23
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NBC The Cape 1.6/4 5.89

Slightly down...

NBC: 'The Cape,' 'Outsourced' Fall Between The Cancellation Bear And 'Chuck,' 'Harry's Law,' & 'Parenthood'
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Old January 26 2011, 09:42 PM   #24
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Youch, bad ratings even by NBC standards.

I ff'ed a lot of this episode but caught enough to see that Chess is a much more interesting character than the Cape. They really should have made this show about Orwell and her daddy issues vs Chess (and wow, how obvious was her dialogue at the end, oh gee Cape, do you think my dad err I mean YOU might ever stop loving me, err I mean YOUR KID).

I'll catch whatever eps deal with Chess & Orwell in what time remains on the clock for this show. They better hurry up with whatever plotlines they want to explore.
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Old January 26 2011, 11:08 PM   #25
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I liked this episode well enough. The scenes involving the carnival were some of the best of the episode. I liked how Max wouldn't help Cape on the train and their conversation at the end. That was well done and it does remind Cape and the audience that Max and his band are crooks. Though I got a feeling that Max will eventually soften in the end, if the show goes on long enough.

I liked Scales, Vinnie Jones has a kind of brutish swagger. Though I wish he had better dialogue. I did like the flashbacks to his past. It added a little depth to him. I also liked the Fleming/Cape scene when they were trying to save the train.

This show will never be Emmy-material, but its an enjoyable enough B-show ride.
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Old January 26 2011, 11:34 PM   #26
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For the one season this show will have to play with it will at least be fun. How great to have a hero who actually likes being one? Many other shows could get the hint. Wonder Woman and the Cape would be a good one, two punch during the week.
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Old January 27 2011, 11:53 AM   #27
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If The Cape drops below 5 Million...then I can see canceling it...but seriously it isn't going to pull 8-10 million viewers...it isn't going to pull 7 million...but 5-6 is reasonable...if it falls below 5...I will understand...but above 5-6...no.
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If The Cape drops below 5 Million...then I can see canceling it...but seriously it isn't going to pull 8-10 million viewers...it isn't going to pull 7 million...but 5-6 is reasonable...if it falls below 5...I will understand...but above 5-6...no.
Cancelling a show usually means pulling it before all of the episodes produced have aired. I don't think "The Cape" will be cancelled. I doubt it will get a second season pick-up though.

If they order Wonder Woman to series, I don't see them keeping two super-hero shows on the schedule.
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Old January 27 2011, 07:33 PM   #29
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Scales is really dumb though, i thought from the first episode he knew Flemming was Chess since they were together (interigating Max) after the Vince Faraday chase and Explosion. Plus Chess's british voice sounds just like Flemming.
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