Posted 05/11/17 at 16:48:49
FWIW, the show's page on the NBC site says it's "returning soon". Maybe to burn off the unaired episodes.
Posted 05/08/17 at 01:01:03
Thank goodness...I was recording this show on DVR just because I felt sorry for it! It was brutal to watch...so I started just fast forwarding through it. Now it will free up space for me on my DVR!
Posted 05/07/17 at 23:19:51
I agree "They made the jello but never took the step of putting it in the fridge to "jell." Every episode did feel like they were introducing the characters still. They had a lab and forgot to use it. They complained about work so much they never did it. It was the office without a job or parks and rec later seasons when the parks meant nothing. When your premise is about a job, give us some of the job. Also if you want to be about the normal people of DC use already established DC heroes. If you spend your time introducing heroes then the show becomes more about them than the "powerless" people and you become a CW reject.
Posted 05/07/17 at 09:55:16
It's too bad, this show had potential. It had a rough beginning, but the cast started to gel in later episodes. Some of them like the corporate retreat episode were very funny.
Posted 05/02/17 at 09:04:51
@Tam I agree. I recently binged watched this show along with Superstore, and ended up seeing a few episodes out of order on both. It made no difference on Powerless, but I had to keep track of what I had seen out of order on Superstore.
Overall, Powerless wasn't too bad. It didn't upset me too much with over the top, endless shtick gags that are apparently intended to insult the viewer for not turning it off. Alan Tudyk (Van) came very close several times, but the writers managed to reign his character in just in the nick of time.
Plus, I was mesmerized by how large Vanessa Hudgens mouth is. I kept waiting for the top of her head to detach from her jaw.
Posted 05/01/17 at 09:33:49
Every episode could have been the 2nd episode. Nothing about the show seemed to show progress. They set up the premise, then forgot to move on. They made the jello but never took the step of putting it in the fridge to "jell". They needed to stop trying to make jokes from character traits and set up a story with jokes from the plot. To many jokes and story lines felt like a way to force the introduction of a trait. Let the stories tell us who the people are and we would have cared more.
Posted 04/29/17 at 07:45:55
I knew this one was gonna get canceled before it even aired. Unfortunately, it's just another example of NBC trying to recapture the magic they found with The Office, Community, 30 Rock, etc. I imagine their hopes were that if they mimicked portions of the forumula for those shows and tossed in the "never miss" comic book angle they would have a sure winner.
Nope. And the reason it wasn't a sure winner is because copying old elements of old shows and pasting in the comic book angle is ALL they did. They quit workIng on properly developing the concept and (I'm guesing) just assumed that some combination of the star studded cast and the DC factor would rope in the viewers. It did help get viewers to the pilot, but that was it.
It's a real shame too because this show could have been great. All the ingredients were there, but as usual, NBC screwed the pooch when it was time to deliver. If they had done some actual work on developing a better comedic tempo between some of the actors, like Tudyk and Hudgens or if they had actually sat down and thought through what kind of options having access to the DC name and playbook gave them (either for plot devices, guest stars, story arcs...sky's the limit really), I have no doubts this show could have been a winner.
But just like most work from the NBC comedy camp lately, this show was delivered to us as a big lump of coal. Sure, there could have been a big 'ole diamond inside of it, but NBC didn't want to do the work to break it down polish it up into something great. 😕
Posted 04/29/17 at 00:37:33
actually liked this show, yes, over the top but super cute & funny without being totally rude & obnoxious. This might have done better on a different station. I was surprised this was NBC.
Posted 04/28/17 at 04:44:10
Well I enjoyed the show...Figured it would get yanked but at least air the last three episodes.
Posted 04/27/17 at 17:43:58
A show that gets canceled for low ratings doesn't suddenly grow an overwhelming fanbase to make it a profitable series. That's an anomaly which almost never happens. It's best to rip the bandaid off early before you gotta foot the bill for a movie to end it to appease the few fans that exist. It's just how things work. I wish it was different sometimes too.