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#1 OFFLINE   LarryFlowers

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 09:31 AM

NBC's "The Cape" is history. They just cut their episode order from 13 to 10 and the 10th episode was just completed.

I have watched this show and it was ok but I am unsurprised by the cut. It had some promising characters in it but the Cape himself wasn't one of them.

My only regret is that it means that Summer Glau is out of job again. Probably won't last long though as she is considered a "hot property in search of a good vehicle". Sometimes these things take time.

After all it took 4 attempts to find a workable series for Alex O'Loughlin, who finally landed on the Hawaii 5-0 remake which has turned into a hit.
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 09:34 AM

Ironically, this past week is the first time I had seen the show - the ad hype didn't do it for us here.

The show wasn't bad, but honestly, not all that much there to grab one's long-term loyalty either. :shrug:
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 09:35 AM

Yeah... I seem to like everyone on The Cape, except for The Cape. He just seems kinda, I dunno, not all marbles there, kind of...

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 09:50 AM

I wanted to like it but the chemistry is just not there. It's okay and I probably would have continued to watch it off the DVR but I'm not really gonna miss it when it's gone either.

I'm unhappy about it's demise though because I really think TV needs more "escapism" shows like this (but with better writing, chemistry, whatever) and less of the canned sitcoms and crime dramas that CBS seems to specialize in. Of course CBS' rating continue to excel so that means I'm in the minority of what I consider good TV.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 09:56 AM

Interesting. I had just deleted the series link last week.

It's gotta be compelling to be added to the rotation, and it wasn't growing on me. The concept seemed cool.
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 10:31 AM

This was one I pegged for early termination when I saw how heavily it was promoted. I think that NBC in particular overpromotes things and when they do so, it's a sign to me and probably others that they show is not that good.
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 10:32 AM

I've been watching but I won't really miss it, except for Summer Glau of course. I think the remakes and comic book shows have about run their course.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 10:50 AM

so long been good to know you good bye

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:56 AM

I have one episode recorded I haven't watched yet .. The show is really not that good. Not surprised that it's done.
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 12:11 PM

Yeah... I seem to like everyone on The Cape, except for The Cape. He just seems kinda, I dunno, not all marbles there, kind of...

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Agreed! And the writing isn't that great either, too easy to see things coming. Anyone want to guess who Orwell's dad is?

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 12:15 PM

I think the remakes and comic book shows have about run their course.


The Cape was never an actual comic so it's not a remake of a comic book.

As for other remakes the only other one that comes to mind is The Walking Dead. What others have you seen in recent years that you feel they have "run their course"?
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 12:50 PM

The Cape was never an actual comic so it's not a remake of a comic book.

As for other remakes the only other one that comes to mind is The Walking Dead. What others have you seen in recent years that you feel they have "run their course"?


I'm not into comics, I assumed it was one. The show certainly looks like one. :)

Bionic Women for one. Maybe just wishful thinking on my part.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 12:51 PM

We finally got around to watching the Pilot on Monday night. Watched the first hour and then deleted everything. No big loss for me.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 01:04 PM

We finally got around to watching the Pilot on Monday night. Watched the first hour and then deleted everything. No big loss for me.


We hung around for the first 15 minutes of the pilot ... couldn't erase the timer fast enough to please my wife.

I'm not worried about Summer. She's very good at what she does. I expect she'll land on her feet. Now if the networks could just come up with a decent vehicle for her ...
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 01:16 PM

Not a surprise from a ratings standpoint.

"The Event" did better in the 9-10 pm Monday time slot against "Dancing with the Stars" and "Two and a Half Men" during the first half of this season, slightly better than "Chuck" in the 8-9 pm. So, of course, NBC decided to stuff in "The Cape" against "The Bachelor" and "Two and a Half Men" reruns in January instead of giving "The Event" a chance to find a larger audience.

I hope Comcast NBCU finds someone who can think to put in charge of programming for NBC.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 01:58 PM

I am still watching it but it is no big loss. I hope they knew about the cut in time to wrap up the story line (as much as it is)
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 02:32 PM

I am still watching it but it is no big loss. I hope they knew about the cut in time to wrap up the story line (as much as it is)


Yeah, the evil corporation gets put in its place, and Mr. Cape's kid is happy again. Shouldn't be hard.;)
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 03:28 PM

Marvel should've been behind this. "The Cape" would've been a really good two (or 2 and a 1/2 half ) hour super hero movie.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 03:51 PM

It was really boring. I stuck with it hoping it would get better. Even just plain silly when the kid could not recognize his fathers voice or face from 6 feet away. Like playing peek a boo with a baby.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 04:17 PM

I'm not into comics, I assumed it was one. The show certainly looks like one. :)

Bionic Women for one. Maybe just wishful thinking on my part.


Bionic Woman wasn't a comic book either, it was an old 70's tv show that was redone.
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