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Painkiller Jane 

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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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Series cast summary:
Kristanna Loken ...  Jane Vasco 22 episodes, 2007
Noah Dalton Danby ...  Connor King 22 episodes, 2007
Stephen Lobo ...  Seth Carpenter 22 episodes, 2007
Sean Owen Roberts ...  Riley Jensen 22 episodes, 2007
Rob Stewart ...  Andre McBride 22 episodes, 2007
Nathaniel DeVeaux Nathaniel DeVeaux ...  Joe Waterman 14 episodes, 2007
Alaina Huffman ...  Maureen Bowers 13 episodes, 2007
Melanie Papalia ...  Amanda Worth 11 episodes, 2007
John Reardon ...  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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Hard to resist. Harder to kill. See more »

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A good show, if you can avoid the Heroes parallels.
4 June 2010 | by I_saw_it_happenSee all my reviews

The main critique against this show seems to be that it's too much like 'Heroes', which is a fair enough critique --- but also ignores the fact that 'Heroes' is an incredibly standard formula show (albeit a really good one). I would not base my review of 'Lost' off of Gilligan's Island. And so, Painkiller Jane should be seen in it's own right, and when this is done, it's a pretty satisfying show.

I never read the comic book is based on, and had almost no expectations going into it. But the show definitely builds on itself, and despite a fair number of gratuitous 'Jane getting shot up' scenes, it's a good way to waste a weekend. The show feels truncated, since it didn't get picked up for another season, and that's a disappointment. But some of the writing is impressively good, and the dynamics of the team (and their dialogue) tends to get better and better as the show goes along. There are weak episodes in the mix, but altogether, if you're looking for some series to quickly digest, this works.

Given the low budget and the miniscule fan base this show received, this show is a little gem amid the static.


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Sci Fi Channel | Syfy [UK]

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English

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13 April 2007 (USA) See more »

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Fenomenala Jane See more »

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Fót Studios, Budapest, Hungary See more »

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(22 episodes)

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