David Lyons

NBC’s new superhero show The Cape doesn’t seem to be flying high.  The show created by Tom Wheeler and starring David Lyons was introduced a mere two months ago is in a battle for it’s life and no super power alive may be able to save it.  Originally, thirteen episodes of the show were set to air but were cut down to ten (must have been that SNL skit “The Scarf” that put the final nail in the coffin”).  And most recently it was announced, the shows’ finale will not air on TV but rather be streamed online.  WTF?!  Talk about leaving your show with no dignity!  So why exactly is a show that ideally should have come at the right time doing so poorly in the ratings?

In a time were everything superhero seems cool again (comic books, backpacks, action figures, movies) why wouldn’t it make sense to capitalize on that and bring this idea to life on the small screen?!  And that’s just what NBC did with its show about an ex-cop who’s community and family thinks is dead decides to conceal his identity and fight for what is right.  Sounds good right?  Wrong.

The show just isn’t cutting.  Maybe with all the superhero stuff like the Spiderman Reboot, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers all heading our way people were just on superhero overload.  Even getting too much of a good thing is possible.  Or maybe the show just sucks.

Honestly, ‘The Cape’ was meant to be the story of a man in the real world who adopts a comic-book persona. A dark, edgy take on the crusader bit with a sense of realism. Instead, its a over the top, silly, misguided, piece of derivative shit. Cheesy and stupid.  NO wonder there is no mass appeal to the show.

For those who have watched The Cape what are your thoughts and what kind of life span do you think the show has?  Two Seasons or will it not even get renewed??

Source: ComicBookMovie

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Wow, the second SNL is able to make fun of something and actually have it be funny must mean you’re doing something wrong.  Recently, the show poked fun at the new NBC show, The Cape.  The shows plot revolves around  police officer Vince Faraday (David Lyons) who is framed for a the murder of his police captain by an evil corporation.  Just when we feel like all hope is lost for Faraday he has bestowed upon him ‘a cape’ which gives his superpowers.  Sounds kind of cool right?

However, leave it to folks at SNL to find a way to tear this concept to shreds!  In the sketch they mock The Cape by giving us a whole bunch of new super heroes to NBC, like, The Scarf, The Smock, and my personal favorite, The Leg Warmer. (Andy Samberg finds any excuse to get naked!)

Now, I haven’t seen The Cape but after reading about the premise and seeing a lot of the shows promo spots I’m kind of interred in checking it out.  I think it sounds cool and I’m happy that networks are willing to risk putting shows like this on the air. So what if the market is over-saturated  with caped crusaders and superhero/supernatural beings of all kinds. Like Jello, there’s always room.

So those of you who have had the chance to catch the show, what did ya think?

Source: ComicsAlliance