The Cape: Season 1 (2011)

Season 1
The Cape

Critics Consensus

Forgettable plots and mediocre characters prevent The Cape from truly getting off the ground.



Critic Ratings: 34

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Jan 9, 2011
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Season 1 of this fantasy-based drama follows ex-cop Vince Faraday (David Lyons) who takes on the superhero persona of "The Cape" after he is framed for murder. He and a group of ex-carnies fight the crime and corruption of the Palm City police and politicians, as well as the ARK Corporation, while investigative blogger Orwell (Summer Glau) joins their plight with both words and violence alike.

Critic Reviews for The Cape Season 1

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (16)

This drama about a caped crusader (David Lyons) delivers more snickers than sizzle.

Jul 11, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Cartoonish while also straining to be taken very seriously, NBC's big ticket mid-season series needs both a sedative and a sense of direction.

Jan 9, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

"The Cape" may need a little time and faith. But it has a shot.

Jan 9, 2011 | Full Review…

This is fantasy, of course, and there's a promising sense of self-reflection in the show's foundation.

Jan 9, 2011 | Full Review…

This is one smart, stylishly produced show.

Jan 9, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Cape is never as gripping as it probably should be. The name of the hero is dumb, and the concept feels stale, combining drab crime drama elements with comic book genre fare.

Jul 11, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Seriously, are there really that many things one can do with a cape without it actually having some sort of mystical powers?

Jul 12, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The outline of the story could be interesting if it were simply slowed down a bit and balance the cheesy and the charming more in a way that 'Chuck' proved possible.

Jul 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The Cape delivers...a thoroughly entertaining viewing experience, with solid action scenes, a terrific score and an intriguing plot paced so quickly, you'll feel as if you're watching a visual representation of a graphic novel.

Jul 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Marked by logical elisions, word-balloon dialogue and conveniently located plot holes though it may be, this is a machine for putting its heroes in tight spaces and watching them kick their way free, and it does its work efficiently and with flair.

Jul 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Cape: Season 1

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