Powerless (2017)
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Wayne or Lose 

Emily begins her first day, and quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss, Van Wayne, and her co-workers.


Marc Buckland


Ben Queen (developed for television by), Justin Halpern | 4 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Vanessa Hudgens ... Emily Locke
Danny Pudi ... Teddy
Christina Kirk ... Jackie
Ron Funches ... Ron
Alan Tudyk ... Van Wayne
Jennie Pierson ... Wendy
Marc McClure ... Emily's Father
Bill A. Jones ... Marv Wolfman
Martin Garcia ... Man
Josh Breeding ... Steve
Kimani Ray Smith ... Jack-O-Lantern
Atlin Mitchell ... Crimson Fox
Graeme Duffy ... Owner of the Crushed Car


Emily Locke is a young woman who admires superheroes and would like to do what they do. She gets a job at a company owned by Bruce Wayne who unbeknownst to anyone is Batman. The company is in Charm City and the head is Wayne's cousin, Van who wishes that he were in Gotham. The company makes products that protect people from the fall out when superheroes and villains battle each other. On her first day, Van tells them since they have not come up with a new product, his cousin is going to close them down. Emily tries to get her staff to come up with something but they lack inspiration. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi








Release Date:

2 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Emily looks at the train window and she watches the two fighting, she turns back and says "Are you guys seeing this?", this is a reference to Suicide Squad (2016), when Margot Robbie did the same thing in the helicopter. See more »


[first lines]
Emily Locke: Just moved here for a new job. Really excited. How long have you lived in Charm City?
Man: Long enough to know it sucks.
Emily Locke: I don't know. I like it. A little bigger than where I grew up, but not that different...
[sound of evil laughter followed by a crashing noise]
Emily Locke: Except for that.
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References Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) See more »

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That was fantastic!
2 February 2017 | by pjr235See all my reviews

It was light and it was funny! I liked it. Some might argue that the fx were cheap, but I might counter that if it were any more rich, the show might have to take itself seriously. The train scene was among the worst with all the green screen action BUT it still worked.

The effects were somewhat laughable BUT the show made me laugh, so to me, it worked. Powerless' first episode gave me a few chuckles and a couple of smiles. I love the whole vibe of the show. It was great to see Danny Pudi on screen again (R.I.P Community. #AndAMovie ). Vanessa Hudgens did a great job and over all, Im looking forward to more from everyone. Alan Tudyk seemed to be on a slippery slope after Suburgatory and was supposedly part of the reason we never got another season. Anyway, he seemed perfect for the role and was a joy to watch.

Better Off Ted does come to mind, I loved that show. Maybe Phil and Lem can join the team in a few seasons :P (fingers crossed) Honestly that idea is neither here nor there because here we have Powerless. It is what it is and the description says it all.

Perhaps you've seen an episode or two already. If not, I recommend it, and I'm sure fans of shows like The Office, Better Off Ted, Community and comic book super hero nerds will agree.

P.S I nearly tuned out in the first few minutes but decided to give the entire ep a chance to show me what its got, and, imo, it paid off. The Office is done and so is Community; this really seems to have the potential to fit the bill.

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