Painkiller Jane (2007– )

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Jane Vasco is a DEA agent recruited by a covert government agency that hunts genetically enhanced individuals. She discovers that she can heal rapidly from any injury and begins to investigate the source of her powers.

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 Jane Vasco (22 episodes, 2007)
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 Connor King (22 episodes, 2007)
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 Seth Carpenter (22 episodes, 2007)
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 Riley Jensen (22 episodes, 2007)
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 Andre McBride (22 episodes, 2007)
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 Joe Waterman (14 episodes, 2007)
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 Maureen Bowers (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Amanda Worth (11 episodes, 2007)
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 Brian (9 episodes, 2007)
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Jane Vasco is a DEA agent recruited by a covert government agency that hunts genetically enhanced individuals. She discovers that she can heal rapidly from any injury and begins to investigate the source of her powers.

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Beg to differ...
15 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unlike another user who said the pilot was bad but the series "just keeps getting better", I found the pilot to be pretty good for a Scifi Channel pilot, but the series failed to build upon that base and instead churned out the same formula week after week. The multi-episode arc involving Jane's investigation of the source of her abilities was introduced about three episodes too late and was really the only thing that could have saved this. But by that point in the run, people had already given up on the show. And you have to admit that, following on the heels of the success of Heroes -- which also features a hot blonde with amazing healing ability -- PKJ really needed to hit the ground running, rather than stumbling and jogging in place. A competent show with interesting locations, decent acting, but only average scripts and thin characters, it really didn't have much of a chance.


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