It started out in an Irish pub and restaurant, where I was attending a birthday party of a family friend. Though I made conversation with some people I didn't know, I also occasionally glanced at the TV hanging over the bar nearby to watch the Seahawks pulling off an upset over the Saints. But with every other commercial break in this show they were hyping the new superhero show called, The Cape. As I drifted off to sleep later that night from the whiskey, I wondered, could this show fill the hole that Heroes had left behind? Sure, Heroes had gotten pretty stale and bad, but for a little while it was actually good, with an X-Men-ish story and Zachary Quinto being a cold-blooded killer. Maybe this would be like the Dark Knight in TV form?
Oh...how wrong I was. The Cape is bad. Bad bad bad bad baaaaaaaaaad. It might work better as a weekday afternoon kids show than a prime-time drama for the 18-49 demo. It took only 9 days for this thing to proudly carry a nomination for Worst Show of 2011. And the worst part is that it takes itself so damned seriously that it doesn't even know just how bad it really is.
I would've just left it at that, but then I started chatting with some people on #tropers as the second episode came on right after the pilot, and next thing I know, I end up liveblogging it.
So here's the deal, I'm going to liveblog the first two episodes thanks to the magic of Hulu to catch up on parts that I missed, then transfer it to here. Hope you enjoy it. After the first two episodes, I make no promises as to how long I feel like sticking with this awful awful show, even for the purpose of liveblogging or "Let's Play!"ing or whatever you call this.
Without further ado, I bring you the liveblog of THE CAPE! for however many episodes it will last.