Posts Tagged ‘The West Wing’

Review – The Cape – Scales on a Train (S01Ep04)

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

How can this NOT be funny? No idea, but it was unfunnier than me after no sleep.

This week:
Vince decides to play Scales and get him to reveal that Flemming is Chess in public. The Carnival of Crime decides to get their thieving on. Orwell’s big twist is reveals (did anyone not see it coming?). Things don’t go as planned.

Pluses:
Richard Schiff again.
The Cape and The Cape.
Peter Flemming as a “White Hat.”

Minuses:
There were so many opportunities for really funny moments! I sat there waiting for it, but they never came.
The Orwell reveal – yawn.
Chess and The Cape buddy cops saving the day.
Schiff underused again.

I saw the prelim photos a week or so before I saw the episode, and was really looking forward to it – as I assumed it was going to be a rollicking adventure with laugh after laugh. Richard Schiff has such amazing timing, yet he had nowhere to go with such bland writing.

I am a week and a bit behind in my reviews – but it was annouced today that the order for The Cape has been slashed. So it doesn’t matter if I put it on notice, it is already dead.

#onedisappointedpanda

Review – The Cape – Tarot (S01Ep02)

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Hi there Mr International Assassin. How are you? Did you know I kick arse in a skirt?

This week:
Toby Zeigler now works in local council in Palm City and is opposing the privatisation of the prison system by ARK. Flemming puts a hit on Toby. We meet the organisation Tarot. The Cape has to save the day, with some help of the “mysterious” blogger Orwell.

Pluses:
It wasn’t as bad as the pilot.
It is always nice to see Richard Schiff on the teev.
Tease to a secret crime organisation who all seem to have obvious tattoos.
Fun seeing The Cape getting his arse kicked.

Minuses:
Apparently The Cape can draw on the darkness in mens souls. Riiight.
What a waste of Schiff.
Ridiculousness of The Cape’s magical abilities.
Poison tolerance.

This was a shown in the US back to back with the pilot. I can’t imagine why they would choose to do that. They are two distinct, stand alone eps. Maybe they thought it people just saw the pilot they wouldn’t come back. This is going to sound weird, but even with super heroes there is some level of believability to their actions. This has none. The character of Orwell is so blatantly involved/related to XXX it is insane. Do they really think that their audience is that dumb… well given the writing, maybe.

#twopandasjust