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"The Cape" is a one-hour drama series starring David Lyons ("ER") as Vince Faraday, an honest cop on a corrupt police force, who finds himself framed for a series of murders and presumed dead. He is forced into hiding, leaving behind his wife, Dana (Jennifer Ferrin, "Life on Mars") and son, Trip (Ryan Wynott, "Flash Forward"). Fueled by a desire to reunite with his family and to battle the criminal forces that have overtaken Palm City, Faraday becomes "The Cape" his son's favorite comic book superhero -- and takes the law into his own hands. Rounding out the cast are James Frain ("The Tudors") as billionaire Peter Fleming - The Cape's nemesis - who moonlights as the twisted killer: Chess; Keith David ("Death at a Funeral") as Max Malini, the ringleader of a circus gang of bank robbers who mentors Vince Faraday and trains him to be The Cape; Summer Glau ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") as Orwell, an investigative blogger who wages war on crime and corruption in Palm City; and Dorian Missick ("Six Degrees") as Marty Voyt, a former police detective and friend to Faraday.

"The Cape" is a Universal Media Studios and BermanBraun production from executive producer/creator Thomas Wheeler ("Empire"), executive producer/director Simon West ("Con Air"), the executive producing team of Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun ("Mercy") and executive producer Gene Stein ("Accidentally on Purpose").

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Has anyone watched this show? It's pretty good and good for the whole family. It's interesting that while films have embraced all the silly elements of superheroes with costumes and powers and whatnot, TV in recent years has abandoned all of that out of fear of being cheesy. Smallville for years refused to show a cape, and other shows like Birds Of Prey tried their best to make it not look like a comic book. The Cape takes a different approach and goes all out with the origin, a super villain with unrealistic schemes, people in masks...the whole nine yards. It's pretty entertaining. It's gotten some pretty good reviews too, and it's worth checking out at nbc.com if you missed the first episodes.

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I really enjoyed it too - I've only seen the first 2 episodes so far.

The Cape takes a different approach and goes all out with the origin, a super villain with unrealistic schemes, people in masks...the whole nine yards.

Don't forget the very cool comic book opening credits!

This is a much better superhero show than "No Ordinary Family" which is boring and tame.

Sadly, the show is not doing well in the ratings, so don't expect a season 2. :(

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That's too bad. It was the only network show that caught my eye. The American public is so monolithic in its taste. Cop shows, doctor shows, lawyer shows. The End. I am just so sick and doctors, cops and lawyers I can't even give them 20 seconds to catch my eye. Maybe 9 pm was too late. 8 PM might have made it seem ok to let kids watch it. I don't think there is any blood, sex or anything you couldn't let a kid watch.

The other show that I like (and nobody watches--I don't think there is even a thread devoted to it here) is Merlin on SyFy. Oh well, I guess it is back to mini series. There is a King Arthur one coming I think on Starz, and another sword epic somewhere.

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