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The Cape: Season 1 (2011)



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


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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.


David Lyons
as Vince Faraday/The Cape
James Frain
as Peter Fleming/Chess
Jennifer Ferrin
as Dana Faraday
Keith David
as Max Malini
Ryan Wynott
as Trip Faraday
Glenn Fitzgerald
as Conrad Chandler
Richard Schiff
as Patrick Portman
Mena Suvari
as Tracey Jerrod/Dice
Thomas Kretschmann
as Gregor Molotov
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Critic Reviews for The Cape: Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (12)

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.

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

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

January 9, 2011 | Full Review…

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

January 9, 2011 | Full Review…

This is one smart, stylishly produced show.

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

Honestly, I didn't think they made television shows this demented any more.Most other TV shows either settle into comfortable mediocrity or grinding idiocy - butThe Capehas verve, sparkle and tons of style.

May 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Maybe if you're a sheltered 12-year-old boy, there are elements of "The Cape" that make it watchable. But for anyone who's seen the "Spider-Man" films (or even the last, worst season of NBC's "Heroes"), there's little to recommend about this new series

January 9, 2011 | Full Review…

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