Powerless: Season 1 (2017)


Critic Consensus: Powerless has a strong premise leaving room for improvement -- and strong performances from a talented cast -- but the show's initial spark is dimmed by uneven execution and a lack of laughs.


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Critic Reviews for Powerless Season 1

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (19)

The actors do wonders with their flimsy roles, and the special effects are impressive. But the repetitive Powerless lives down to its title, and the violent ends for smushed onlookers is unsettling, not funny.

Feb 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Funny idea that doesn't quite attain the level of "funny show," but a good cast along with a few good lines indicate this superhero sendup will eventually get there.

Jan 31, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Powerless otherwise is notably short on pop or long-term promise, with things staying pretty flat throughout Thursday's scene-setter.

Jan 31, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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While I'm a little worried that Powerless will repeat jokes, I'm more hopeful that the world of superheroes will just become background to a clever workplace comedy.

Jan 31, 2017 | Full Review…

It has a good cast, though, and for all its comic-book trappings, its effort to find some fun in a fickle economy could make it a a good fit with its lead-in, NBC's already terrific Superstore.

Jan 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Powerless has a high-flying concept indeed. Too bad it fails to take off.

Feb 3, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Powerless' first episode can feel just like its title, but it does bring some much needed respite to the tired, dark and serious superhero world, by infusing a light-hearted take on those events...

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

The stitching here is just a bit too visible, and final product uncertain how to occupy tall buildings in a single bound, let alone leap them.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Powerless attempts to reimagine the world of superheroes for mass audiences, and with a charismatic cast that shows a capacity to develop greater chemistry it still might, but it will need to work out some internal mechanics to get there.

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Maybe it will find its footing in weeks to come, but once Powerless establishes its universe in which catastrophic calamity is just another annoyance on an everyday commute, there's little about the show that you'd call super.

Feb 2, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Powerless: Season 1

God this is awful, if NBC keeps wasting their money on garbage like this they will go bankrupt.


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