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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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A woman who works for an insurance company gets fed up with the many superheroes living in her city in this single-camera comedy.


Vanessa Hudgens
as Emily Locke
Alan Tudyk
as Van Wayne
Natalie Morales
as Green Fury
Adam West
as Chairman West
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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.

February 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.

January 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.

January 31, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

January 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.

January 31, 2017 | Full Review…

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

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

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


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