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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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...  Christian Walker 20 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Deena Pilgrim 20 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Calista Secor 20 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Emile Cross 20 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Krispin Stockley 20 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Zora 18 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Triphammer / ... 16 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Kutter 15 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Craig Sherman 12 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Retro Girl 11 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Johnny Royalle 10 episodes, 2015
...  Patrick / ... 10 episodes, 2016
...  'Big Bad' Wolfe 10 episodes, 2015
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What if the world was full of superheroes who aren't actually heroic at all? What if all their powers were just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder and endorsement deals? Enter the men and women of the powers division, the brave people in charge of protecting humans like us and keeping the peace over commercialised, God-like men and women who glide through the sky imposing their power over the mortals who both worship and fear them. Based on the graphic novel by Michael Avon Oeming and Brian Michael Bendis, the edgy and dramatic Powers follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate these cases.

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The game Krispen is seen playing on his PS4 is a slightly re-skinned version of Infamous: Second Son (2014), a PlayStation exclusive title that deals with similar themes to the show, where a small percentage of the population have supernatural abilities. The key difference is that in the world of Infamous, Powers (or "Conduits") are feared and imprisoned, not revered and idolized like they are on this show. See more »

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Starts out wobbly, but does get better
25 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

I don't know why so many user reviews for this show are so negative, but I like it. I will agree with others that the story starts out a little wobbly, but the more you watch and actually pay attention, the better it gets. This isn't a mind numbing superhero show.

Instead of the usual good vs evil shtick, there is this gray area that people with powers reside in making the actual concept of good and evil a bit hazy. As for the whole people having powers and everyone knowing about it, as a fan of superhero flicks like The Avengers, it wasn't hard for me to believe and accept the concept. Cheesy superhero names? Sure. Cliché costumes? Of course. Rip-off of some other superhero flick? Every superhero flick rips off of other superhero flicks in some way or another, should be used to it by now.

All in all, I say give it a chance. Watch the first few episodes. If you still don't like it, then obviously this show isn't for you. However, if you find yourself wanting to know what happens next episode, then you and I are in the same basket.


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