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"Powerless" Season One Talkback (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'DC Live-Action Movies and Television' started by The Penguin, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. hobbyfan

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    I guess this is the one that was supposed to air two weeks ago, since it features Robert Buckley (iZombie), but got bumped.

    I think the subplot of Van wearing a Robin suit is a call-back to his one and only comics appearance back in 1962. Too bad he comes off as a such a tool. He, Teddy, & Ron ain't exactly the reincarnation of the Three Stooges, but.....!

    Calling it right now. I think we'll end up seeing Emily model a costume before this season is over.
     
  2. The Penguin

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    Did you watch Powerless tonight?

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    "Cold Season"
    Thursday, March 9, 2017 @ 8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 CT on NBC
    Emily convinces Teddy to enter a revolutionary invention into the Wayne Innovation contest.
     
  3. hobbyfan

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    The one problem with this plot that I could see was the action never left the office. Why couldn't Teddy & Emily go to the contest finals and see for themselves what happened, rather than wait for the winning geeks to come over and gloat. That felt so, so lame. Now, I see why the ratings aren't where they should be, and it's going to get worse once the NCAA tournament starts, which is, what, next week?
     
  4. Otaku-sempai

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    I think you missed something. If I remember right, there were no finals; Emily made them up in an attempt to spare Ted's feelings.
     
  5. hobbyfan

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    The Wayne X boys returned to gloat. Emily tried to sugar-coat it to sooth Teddy's hurt feelings.
     
  6. Otaku-sempai

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    Yes, but Emily tried to put off disappointing Ted by making up a story about non-existent finals.
     
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    Season finale, maybe?
     
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  9. hobbyfan

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    Powerless has been pulled at the last minute. Apparently, John Lithgow's new show, Trial & Error, had a good opening Tuesday night, and NBC wants to pimp it opposite the NCAA's at Powerless' expense, but they made the change at the very last second, since Powerless was listed in some newspapers this morning as airing.

    If anyone knows anything, post it ASAP, so we can all relax.
     
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    2 weeks in a row. Trial & Error is being repurposed on Thursdays in place of Powerless, despite the latter being listed in the papers. Why is this? Powerless isn't doing well enough in the ratings, and NBC figured it was going to be totaled by the NCAA tournament. They also think, as I indicated last week, that Trial & Error is worthy of extra attention. Whether or not that's true remains to be seen.
     
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  11. The Penguin

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    *Checks NBC.com. Checks TVGuide.com. Checks TiVo guide. Waits for 8:30 ET.* Yep, new Powerless right now on NBC.

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    "I'ma Friend You"
    Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 CT on NBC
    When Emily learns that Jackie needs some cash, she tries to help her out; Van is on a witch hunt.
     
  12. hobbyfan

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    I can see now why people are turning away in droves (read: low ratings). Emily means well, but her attempts to help become chaotic cliches. Van's such a tool, it isn't funny. Wasn't digging the running gag with the lecherous hot dog vendor, although the payoff was kind of sweet. NBC simply has little or no faith in this show, and that's becoming obvious.
     
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    It's NBC, they never have faith in any shows unless they are part of a franchise(sometimes) or have all around appeal. Or they just have a dartboard and use that to decide what they cancel next.
     
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    It was the very first TV network in history. Shame to see it fall so low.
     
  15. hobbyfan

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    Part of Powerless' problem is that it's on opposite Grey's Anatomy. An established show with a loyal viewer base. I don't think NBC did enough promotion for Powerless before the premiere.
     
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    Some people never even heard of the show until after it came out. I live tweet the show and some people are surprised of its existence when they see it.
     
  17. Yojimbo

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    Did they every say how many episodes there are? 12?

    Noticed imdb had loglines for April episodes
     
  18. Eldorado

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    SERIOUSLY?! I've been waiting the longest time for Dr. Psycho to appear in other media. I was expecting an animated version first but this will do.
     
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  19. The Penguin

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    Did you watch Powerless tonight?

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    "Van v Emily: Dawn of Justice"
    Thursday, April 6, 2017 @ 8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 CT on NBC
    Teddy falls in love with a superhero; Emily wants an office, but it may mean hell for the rest of the team.
     
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    Dr. Psycho is the Wonder Woman villain who is a woman who dresses as a man right?
     

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