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Summer Glau Starts Blogging From Prime Time TV

January 9, 2011

Tonight NBC gives us the next generation of superhero-

Framed for a murderous crime he didn’t commit, cop Vince Faraday (David Lyons), presumed dead by everyone he loves, joins a troop of circus performers/criminals who help him become the comic book character The Cape so he can clear his name and still be a hero to his son who he used to read the comic book to. Here’s what IMDB.com has to say about the pilot episode:
“Fueled by a desire to reunite with his wife Dana and son Trip, former police officer Vince Faraday becomes “The Cape” — his son’s favorite comic book superhero — and takes the law into his own hands and to battle criminal forces that have overtaken Palm City. Faraday is joined by Max Malini, the ringleader of a circus gang of bank robbers, who mentors Faraday and trains him to become “The Cape,” as well as investigative blogger Orwell who wages war on crime and corruption in Palm City. Together, they must battle Ark corporation billionaire Peter Fleming — The Cape’s nemesis — who moonlights as the twisted killer “Chess.”
The Cape looks dark, violent and well interesting but almost a bite much for me but there’s just one little thing I should mention. Summer Glau plays Orwell, the blogger who follows his every move, documenting The Cape for all the world to see and even helping him out occasionally. Like Peter Parker would document Spider-Man’s great heroics only he was documenting himself so that’s kind of a bad analogy but I love Spider-Man and couldn’t
resist the reference. If the name doesn’t ring a bell I suggest you check out Firefly and it’s sequel movie Serenity which while not her acting debut (A guest role on Joss Whedon’s other show Angel as a ballerina was the first.) it was what put her on the map as one of those super, ass kicking heroine types. While she’s not technically cursed per say, none of her 2 shows prior to this, Firefly & the almost as short-lived Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles managed to live to see a 3rd season. For her sake I hope The Cape manages to hang in longer than that. Summer needs a chance to stretch her acting legs with something other than the same straight-faced, no emotion roles she’s so expertly played these past few years. Actually come
to think of it, Summer Glau in an emotional role? Kinda mind-blowing. Might be too much for the world to handle. Needless to say, I love her work. Any who if superheros are what tickles your fancy (Why wouldn’t it?) and you like what you’ve heard about
The Cape so far I suggest watching these promo clips. (All footage is property of NBC and other respective right holders.)

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