London. An ordinary city, with one small difference: superheroes - commonly called 'capes' - exist. But apart from their powers, they're ordinary people, with the same problems the rest of ... See full summary »


Drew Pearce




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London. An ordinary city, with one small difference: superheroes - commonly called 'capes' - exist. But apart from their powers, they're ordinary people, with the same problems the rest of us have. They spend much of their downtime in the basement bar The Fortress ('superheroes only: no masks, no powers, no heroics') but when not there or on duty they garden, go shopping, and do the laundry just like everyone else. No Heroics focuses on four friends and the trials and tribulations of their lives, but these superheroes are at best B-listers, and constantly insulted and bullied by the arrogant Devlin - Excelsor, the most successful cape of his generation. Written by Joules Taylor

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Release Date:

18 September 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Pancser hősök See more »

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Tiger Aspect Productions See more »
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Numerous items and details in "The Fortress" are references to other superheroes and comics. There are postcards behind the bar from Metropolis and Megacity. Several drinks, such as "V for Vodka", "Gin City", "Shazamstel Light","Von Doomenbrau" and "Green Lamp Ale" are on sale. See more »


Remade as No Heroics (2009) See more »

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No wonder it only lasted six episodes
29 August 2016 | by sykespjSee all my reviews

This show has a similar premise to the live-action version of 'The Tick' (2001-02) - a short-lived American sitcom that deserved better. The big difference being that 'The Tick' was actually funny. 'No Heroics', on the other hand, mostly takes place in a bar full of superheroes who drink, hurl insults at each other, and generally behave like moronic sex-obsessed juveniles.

There is precious little chance for the viewer to relate to any of the main characters. They are self-absorbed, shallow, and uninterested in doing good for the sake of doing good. Rather, it seems to be about who can score the most television appearances (there is a tally board in the bar). Anyone hoping for the offbeat, quirky intelligent humour that the British frequently dish out will be sadly disappointed. This is just tawdry low-brow drivel, almost completely lacking in style or grace. If you want to release the geek inside of you, check out 'The Tick' for a down-to-earth side-splitting treat.

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