No Ordinary Family: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (28 Sep. 2010)

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Following a horrifying experience in Brazil, all four members of the Powell family develop an individual extraordinary superpower.



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The Powell family must learn to deal with the super powers each has mysteriously acquired after the crash of their plane in the Amazon River. Jim discovers he has the power of super strength and immediately feels a new sense of purpose and empowerment. With the aid of his best friend and confidant, George, he sets his sights on becoming a hero. Stephanie struggles to balance her family life with working 80 hours a week as an award-winning scientist, and after developing the power of speed, she can now move effortlessly through her daily responsibilities. Always the scientist, Stephanie immediately questions the phenomenon and, with the aid of her lab tech, Katie, the two begin to research the mystery behind the powers. For 16-year-old Daphne, she turns telepathic and hears other people's hopes, dreams, fears and joys, whether she cares to or not. And 14-year-old JJ struggles constantly to satisfy his parents and teachers as he grapples with a learning disability and bad grades. But he... Written by ABC Publicity

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Action | Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi






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Daphne Powell: Mom, we're gonna die and I haven't even done it yet!
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Written by Ben Bridwell and Tyler Ramsey
Performed by Band of Horses
Courtesy of Brown Records/Fat Possum/Columbia Records
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A solid beginning, w/lots of places to go.
22 August 2010 | by (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this online w/ABC's free preview of this, the Pilot episode. I enjoyed it quite a bit & I think it is a shoo in for a season 2 renewal. It was clever, the cast was great, & all the powers while not new, were used well. It is nice to finally see Julie Benz getting the recognition she deserves since she was on "Angel" as the Vampire who created him. She was good on "Dexter" but she really only had a supporting role that didn't seem to get to do much. Granted I haven't seen S4 yet, but the 1st 3 years she wasn't used much. I thought everything was done pretty well except for a few of the effects, which I'm sure will get better as the series (hopefully) does well. I hope people tune in to the series. Cheers.

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