Powerless: Not-so-super Superhero Comedy Without Any Superheroes

Starring Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Dan Pudi (Community), and Alan Tudyk (Firefly), Powerless is about all the normal people trying to live normal lives in a world overrun by superheroes. The bones of it are great: we’ve seen similar ideas in DC’s Gotham P.D. comic series, but the pilot’s script is pretty lousy and Hudgens is too much of an acquired taste. Neither Pudi nor Tudyk (both of whom are truly excellent in other shows) are able to pull it out and do anything really memorable.

That said, the opening titles are absolutely wonderful, and should probably win some kind of award.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 speeding bullets

NBC – Premiered February 2017

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