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Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective, who had his own powers taken from him, investigates crimes involving superhumans along with his partner.

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Series cast summary:
 Kutter (12 episodes, 2015-2016)
 Triphammer (12 episodes, 2015-2016)
 Christian Walker (10 episodes, 2015)
 Deena Pilgrim (10 episodes, 2015)
 Johnny Royalle (10 episodes, 2015)
 Calista Secor (10 episodes, 2015)
 Captain Cross (10 episodes, 2015)
 Krispin Stockley (10 episodes, 2015)
 Retro Girl (10 episodes, 2015)
 'Big Bad' Wolfe (10 episodes, 2015)
 Zora (9 episodes, 2015)
 Simons (8 episodes, 2015)
 Zabriski (8 episodes, 2015)
 Adlard (7 episodes, 2015)
 Cancilarra (7 episodes, 2015)
 Dr. Death (7 episodes, 2015-2016)
 Candace Stockley (6 episodes, 2015)
 Craig Sherman (6 episodes, 2015)
 Chaotic Chick (5 episodes, 2015)
 Delia Alexander (5 episodes, 2015)
 Eva Hamdam (5 episodes, 2015)


Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective, who had his own powers taken from him, investigates crimes involving superhumans along with his partner.

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10 March 2015 (USA)  »

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Royalle With Cheese, Watch Powers Season 1 on Amazon (or Free on Crackle) Before Season 2 Debuts on PSN Next Year
16 November 2015 | by (Austin TX United States) – See all my reviews

All ten season 1 episodes of Powers are now free to watch on Crackle (at the time of this writing), but the viewer should receive some sort of financial compensation for sitting through the pilot. I watched it in disbelief, then it took me a week to view the second episode. The pilot is a plodding, dull, dimwitted disaster of the sort that gets a show bumped from a dodgy cable channel like FX down even further to the Playstation Network. By the time a clueless Mario Lopez shows up early in the proceedings to explain what you've been watching, I would imagine that most name brand media critics had already put the finishing touches on their negative reviews. After FX rejected the show, the pilot was recast and shot again, so apparently the producers did not learn from their mistakes.

Law enforcement partners (yawn) Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Susan Heyward (The Following) are limited by the trope-filled, superhero comic book source material, which fortunately gets better as the season progresses. For much of his performance Copley seems like a younger Bruce Campbell on Prozac. Heyward is solid and should earn her way back onto a broadcast network show. In the series villain sandwich, Eddie Izzard as "Wolfe" is the ham and Noah Taylor as "Johnny Royalle" is the cheese--not scary, but they do seem to be having a good time. Third Olsen twin Olesya Rulin (High School Musical, High School Musical 2, High School Musical 3) as Calista does a nice job with a role that would probably have been totally annoying if an actual Olsen twin had been cast. Michelle Forbes as Retro Girl adds cement to her status as the Mariette Hartley of her generation, high praise indeed, and your hard copy photo will be ready in about 60 seconds.

The series is also a showcase for the best and worst aspects of the Sony CineAlta PMW-F55 digital video camera for narrative storytelling. Most scenes have an eerie TV news documentary look, with available light footage that would fit right into a tabloid news feature on one of the big three networks (because this is the camera used for some of those programs). In the early episodes, when the story doesn't quite hold your interest, you can look for areas of high contrast in the master shot, and then see how the camera operator frames subsequent tighter shots, specifically to avoid distracting glare or darkness. Unfortunately the quality of image and effects does not get better between episodes one and ten.

A word of warning to parents: The show is filled with violence, blood and profanity that are not appropriate for children.

Powers succeeds by bringing most of the story threads together by the time the first season ends. As it turns out, the Royalle with cheese is not bad.

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