Powerless is a fresh take on the superhero world (pilot review)

With so many action-packed shows focused on both DC and Marvel Superheroes, Powerless is a breath of fresh air to the comic-book-turned-TV genre. Starting with the credits, they not only allude to the big guys and gals of the DC universe, they show them and have you focus on the bystanders from famous comic book covers, opening your eyes to a world of characters you never knew of or cared about. This gives a strong presentation of what the show will focus on and stays perfectly in line with the show’s theme, that the “powerless” can still make a difference without being a superhero.

Focusing on a recent college grad who moves to the big city filled with heroes and villains, Emily wants to help the world become a better place. Vanessa Hudgens stars as the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Emily, who is the new director of research and development at Wayne Security. Like all college grads who are first entering the real world, she comes to find out that there are a lot of office politics, and not everyone is as excited as she is to work for tech mogul Bruce Wayne, or is as shocked when a battle between heroes and villains slows down the commute to work.

With a team of bored developers, assistants (played by Danny Pudi, Ron Funches, Christina Kirk, and Jennie Pierson), and her ego-centric boss Van (Alan Tudyk) who only wants to impress his cousin Bruce Wayne, Emily sets off to keep her team from losing their jobs. To do this, she must try to find a new piece of technology that will impress Bruce Wayne enough to keep the company going.

The show reminded me a lot of Parks and Rec mixed with The Office, not only because they’re coworkers, but because the silly jokes remain consistent and keep you smiling. It also makes sure to include C-list superheroes and villains like Jack-O-Lantern and Crimson Fox while also mentioning people like Batman, the Joker, and other big wigs in the DC universe.

Overall Powerless is a fun and original take on the superhero genre with a lot of potential and will definitely keep you wanting to see more of the half-hour comedy. Powerless was created by Ben Queen and premieres on Thursday, February 2nd at 8:30 pm.

Rating: 4/5 atoms


from Nerd Reactor


Video Games Movies / Film Music Nerd News Nerd Star Trek Trailers DC Comics Sci-Fi Television / TV Comic Books Movie News DC Cinematic Universe Movie Trailers News Comedy / Humor TV News Nintendo Wii Batman Technology Batman v Superman Superman Celebrities Music Videos Comic Strips Syko.org TV Promos Wonder Woman Animation Marvel Comics Social Media Sports Arizona / AZ Stargate Superbowl Football Linkin Park Man of Steel Science Suicide Squad Xbox 360 DC Films Editorials Government Nintendo DS Box Office Comic Book News DC Television Universe Green Lantern Harley Quinn Microsoft Rock News Suns Twitter Videos Basketball Blogosphere Business DC Extended Universe Daily Deals Food / Beverage Marijuana Marvel Cinematic Universe PlayStation 3 Spider-man Staff News Super Bowl 50 The Joker Video of the Day Warner Bros. Web Development Wonder Woman Angry Birds Apple Aquaman Archie Comics Auctions Batgirl Birds of Prey Bizzaro Bizzaro Girl Bluetooth Books Bryan Fuller C4MULA CBS California California / CA Cartoons Chester Bennington Crime Customization DC Entertainment DC TV Dead by Sunrise Deaths Deep Space Nine Ebay Email Facebook Fanmade Features Federation Financial Florida / FL Fringe Gmail Google+ Greg Berlanti Hawkman Health Japan Julien-K Literature Luxury Martian Manhunter Mobile / Wireless Multiplayer Multitouch Music News NSFW Nevada / NV Nintendo 3DS No Warning Operating Systems Orgy PSN Papa Roach Pete's Dragon Press Releases Rap Music Reviews Rockstar Seth Macfarlane Software Software Update Sony Star Trek Beyond Streaming Media Supergirl Syko Sam SykoDeals SykoPoetry Tech News The Avengers The CW The Flash The Flintstones Themes Transportation Trekkers Trekkies Trekspertise United Family Music Voyager Walmart Warehouse 13 Website Tools Windows Windows 10 Windows Media Xbox Live iMac