Powerless - Wash hires Blondie for Wayne Security


#1

The DC TV universe expands to office sitcoms. Caught the first episode of this last night and it was…perfectly mediocre. My inner comic book nerd was tickled to see third-string DCU characters like Jack O’Lantern and Crimson Fox, and some of it was moderately funny. Got a kick out of the giant poster of Gotham’s Jim Gordon on the wall, too. Unfortunately, I really don’t think it’s going to have the writing and acting necessary to save it from being a comic-book-style show on mainstream television. I’ll watch it for the month or so that it’s likely to live until cancellation.


#2

The kids and I really enjoyed this, be curious to see where things go from there - the pilot was fairly constrained with also trying to introduce everyone, but the gags were fun.


#3

I like several of the actors, heck I love two of them, but the whole thing fell flat for me. Even the parts I found funny seemed to miss overall.


#4

The changes this show has gone through in production are amazing.


#5

Makes me miss Better Off Ted.


#6

This was my feeling as well. The show was just bad, even for a comedy. I expected better. I’ll give it another week because pilot episodes can sometimes be a poor indicator of a show’s overall potential, but if there isn’t significant improvement I don’t see my viewership, or the show, being extended.


#7

I’m in the same boat. The episode itself seemed to be a 22 minute set-up to a single punchline.

Is this the show that was originally going to be an insurance company in a hero/villain filled city? Or is that one still pending?


#8

This is it. Originally, Hudgens was supposed to be the new gal at an ACME-like insurance company in a superhero city. She was supposed to be the bright-eyed newcomer wanting to pay out claims while Alan Tudyk was supposed to be the supervisor that wanted everyone to deny claims. That original pilot was shown at Comic-Con last year.

io9 even did a companion piece spelling out some of the changes.


#9

I think I agree overall that it was pretty mediocre. The jokes weren’t great, but Tudyk and Pudi saved some of them. There are some glimmers of things that make me hopeful, though – the fact that it’s a comedy instead of a drama, which is still relatively unexplored territory for super hero comic book TV shows; the little bit of fourth-wall breaking at the end when they’re discussing Batman’s coincidentally similar idea; and the super hero vibe being closer to the 1960’s Batman than Zack Snyder’s Batman (anti-Joker epi-pens seem like something Alan West would have on his utility belt), which I hope they have some fun with.


#10

Just watched the first 2 episodes, Tudyk is great and Hudgens eyebrows make the show for me.


#11

Welp. That’s that.


#12

Well, it was pretty bad… Feel sorry for some of the people involved, but its for the best that the show got put down.


#13

I watched two episodes. It was terrible. No big loss here.


#14

Yeah Its like they just dont know how to do things right with DC properties. I had hopes for this one especially since I liked a lot of the cast but it just fell flat right from the start. I bailed after 3 episodes.


#15

It got a bit better towards the end. I remember that Parks and Rec needed a season.


#16

I was enjoying it, but nothing lost really with it being shelved.


#17

It got a lot better, almost to the ‘good’ point at the end. Hated the first few though