Like a porn without the money shot

Last night, I finished watching the first and only season of a TV show from 2011. It was cancelled after 9 episodes, and the 10th episode was released online only. Thankfully, they were all on Netflix, and during my recent sickness I was able to watch all ten.

Look at me, I’m Joe superhero!

NOBODY tried touching this man’s fries!

The show was called “The Cape“. It’s basically about a cop who gets framed and is thought to be dead, who then becomes a masked superhero called The Cape. It was a bit cheezy, I’ll admit, but entertaining. Best of all, the cast was actually pretty good. Vinny Jones played a creepy thug with scaly skin, Summer Glau played a sexy geek, and the great Keith David played the head of the Carnival of Crime!!! He was definitely the best part of the show, with Ms. Glau’s legs coming in a close second. Apart from the somewhat campy superhero part, the short lived series had its moments of good drama and acting, and I found myself oddly interested in the show and where it was going.

Deeeeeeeeelicious!!!

The final episode, which I watched last night, was called “Endgame”. I was expecting it to get all wrapped up, with the bad guy caught and blah blah blah, but sadly that didn’t happen. Instead, it left off open ended, and that frustrated the absolute shit outta me. I hate when this shit happens to decent shows, while they let other shows jump the shark, genetically engineer new sharks, then jump over more sharks with the new sharks while watching Card Sharks on classic TV. Yes, Lost, I’m looking at you! I would have gladly traded in the last 4 seasons of lost for 4 full seasons of Firefly.

Nothing I say will do them justice…

Firefly was THE short-lived series. The show was undoubtedly awesome, but Fox just “didn’t get it” and ended up cancelling the show mid-season. The entire run of episodes is available on Netflix, as is The Cape. I’m not sure what the deal is with these companies cancelling shows, that are obviously good, so long before their time. Some, like Farscape, do well and just get cancelled anyway for very suspicious reasons. It’s something that aggravates the absolute hell outta me.

This frelling show is the dren!

Farscape actually lasted 4 full seasons, and was phenomenal throughout all of them. The characters, the drama, the Sci-Fi, the set design and makeup, all of it came together for Farscape in such a great way that it is truly my favorite Sci-Fi series. Many people speculate as to why it was really cancelled, but nobody really knows for sure. One thing we do know, this show could’ve gone longer and stayed awesome!

Now, if you like Sci-Fi, and have somehow never watched Farscape or Firefly, do yourself the favor and watch them both. You won’t be let down. If you like Superhero fluff and think Keith David is as awesome as I do, then check out The Cape.

To all you TV stations out there…STOP CANCELLING DECENT SHOWS!!! Cancel American Idol or shit like that, those shows have no redeeming qualities!

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6 responses to “Like a porn without the money shot”

  1. Jackie R. says :

    I try not to watch new shows until they’re past their first Season because there is some kind of hex on me. If I watch the first season, and I really, really, really like it, they’re going to cancel it.

    • Mr. Persona Non Grata says :

      I tend to take chances. I watch heroes, and the first 2 seasons were decent. After that, we stopped watching cuz it just got really boring. Warehouse 13 is good, Sanctuary was good, and Fringe, of course, is fucking awesome!

  2. David DeMar says :

    Pam and I really enjoyed The Cape and we were sad when it got cancelled. Same thing for Terra Nova and Alcatraz.

    Yet somehow The Jersey Shore gets renewed for a 6th fucking season? There’s no goddamned justice in the world.

  3. Richard Grunwald (@REG_2010) says :

    it’s sux that good shows like The Cape are cancelled. when Fox cancelled Firefly, that was and is blasphemy. i am getting sick of it. if one more show that i really, really like gets cancelled, that’s it, i’m done with tv.

    • Mr. Persona Non Grata says :

      I’m with you, brother. I’m really happy they didn’t cancel Fringe, I think that’s one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time. I also really like Warehouse 13, and hope they don’t cancel that one, but considering they dumped Eureka recently, I wouldn’t be surprised…

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