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The Cape 

TV-14 | | Action, Drama | TV Series (2011)
Vince Faraday is a cop who has been framed for murder, leading him to fall off the grid and become the super hero known only as "The Cape."

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Series cast summary:
David Lyons ...  The Cape / ... 10 episodes, 2011
Keith David ...  Max Malini 10 episodes, 2011
Summer Glau ...  Orwell 10 episodes, 2011
James Frain ...  Peter Fleming / ... 10 episodes, 2011
Jennifer Ferrin ...  Dana Faraday 10 episodes, 2011
Ryan Wynott ...  Trip Faraday 10 episodes, 2011
Dorian Missick ...  Marty Voyt 10 episodes, 2011
Martin Klebba ...  Rollo 10 episodes, 2011
Anil Kumar ...  Ruvi 8 episodes, 2011
Vinnie Jones ...  Dominic Raoul / ... 6 episodes, 2011
Mather Zickel ...  Travis Hall 6 episodes, 2011
Izabella Miko ...  Raia 6 episodes, 2011
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Vince Faraday is a cop who has been framed for murder, leading him to fall off the grid and become the super hero known only as "The Cape."

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Suit up. Fight Back. See more »

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Action | Drama

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TV-14

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Official Sites:

NBC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Köpeny See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Summer Glau (Orwell) would later have a recurring role in the superhero series "Arrow" as antagonist Isabel Rochev/Ravager and would provide the voice of Supergirl in "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse". See more »

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Mixed results but a promising start
11 January 2011 | by cuong1981See all my reviews

Good: Cast is very solid especially Summer Glau and Keith David. They both seemed to fit very naturally into their characters. Interesting premise with a good cop turned vigilante with a comic book bent. Has great elements of tension, drama, comedy and a little flair for the theatrics throughout.

Bad: Writing (maybe directing? I'm not at distinguishing the two) was inconsistent throughout the pilot episode. The pacing was an issue. There was no clear progression of time so I was confused a lot about how much time had passed between scenes. A lot of the characters feel shallow and little time was concentrated on their depth, especially with the villains. World struggles to straddle the lines between campy, comic book world and the real world.

The bottom line: I would continue to watch the series.There's enough that grabbed me in the pilot episode to make me come back to it.Clean up the writing and allow for more development of characters and plots and you have a hit. Summer Glau and Keith David are good, not in love with the main guy. I think he's OK, maybe will get better as the series goes on. But compared to other shows that have been premiered in the past year this one looks way more promising. Give this show a chance.


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