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Powers, an edgy dramatic series, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals?
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by odel76
Mar 28, 2015 3:25PM EDT
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Poor man's Heroes

Poor man's Heroes

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Sep 1, 2015 12:59PM EDT
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Really mixed feelings about this show. Powers has a much more realistic take on a world with superpowered citizens with the aspects of crime, fame, and imperfection, but while I want to rate this show in the 8-10 range, I cannot because the action sequences aren't very believable and the younger actors are BAD. All flying is obviously fake, almost as if you can see the wires they are hanging on. The older characters carry the show with their better performances and are instantly likeable, but younger actors, particularly the character Calista, are downright annoying and unwatchable. Basically with a higher budget and better young actors this would've been phenomenal.

MARVEL Comics (Icon Comics Imprint) - PlayStation Network

Season 1: 7/10

Really mixed feelings about this show. Powers has a much more realistic take on a world with superpowered citizens with the aspects of crime, fame, and imperfection, but while I want to rate this show in the 8-10 range, I cannot because the action sequences aren't very believable and the younger actors are BAD. All flying is obviously fake, almost as if you can see the wires they are hanging on. The older characters carry the show with their better performances and are instantly likeable, but younger actors, particularly the character Calista, are downright annoying and unwatchable. Basically with a higher budget and better young actors this would've been phenomenal.

MARVEL Comics (Icon Comics Imprint) - PlayStation Network

Season 1: 7/10

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Jun 20, 2015 5:42AM EDT
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really good show

really good show

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by UnknownfearContributor
Mar 13, 2015 6:52PM EDT
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Heroes + Watchmen = Powers

Show INFO:
Powers is a new procedural crime drama exclusive to the Playstation Network. (This is not a TV network, it is only accessible with a Sony Playstation 3 or 4) The first episode can be watched for free. It is not torrentable. It releases new episodes every Tuesday.

Show Description:
Powers, based of the Comic series by the same name follows the narrative of one Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley), former superhero, lost his powers, turned cop. Because of Walker's unique expertise into the psyche of 'Powers', he is an invaluable asset to the FBI's Powers division, which, without him, is not terribly effective at keeping rogue powers in check. The series follows a procedural case-per-week format, with serial elements, including a caged supervillain Wolfe (Eddie Izzard) who might as well be reprising his role in NBC's Hannibal.

Review:
Powers is dark, gritty, and stylized, but not nearly to the same degree as Sin City. It is much more like Watchmen, only, modern, and rather than there just being heroes and villains, regular citizens also can have powers.

The show works in much the same way as things would without superpowers with organized crime, illegal drugs and murder -- but the addition of superpowers makes things a whole lot cooler, and a whole lot more complicated. It is a very appropriate series for Playstation Network, as it could easily be mistaken for videogame series like inFamous or Prototype.

So far, (3 episodes have aired) the characters are growing on me, and I feel like they have a lot of depth that can be further explored. I'm really liking the serial elements and hoping they take precedent to the procedural as the show goes forward. While the world and circumstance is very much like NBC's Heroes, it does not jump between various characters like Heroes did, rather it focuses on Christian Walker, the powers division and the villain of the week. It's definitely worth watching, but it is NOT worth buying a playstation for.

Heroes + Watchmen = Powers

Show INFO:
Powers is a new procedural crime drama exclusive to the Playstation Network. (This is not a TV network, it is only accessible with a Sony Playstation 3 or 4) The first episode can be watched for free. It is not torrentable. It releases new episodes every Tuesday.

Show Description:
Powers, based of the Comic series by the same name follows the narrative of one Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley), former superhero, lost his powers, turned cop. Because of Walker's unique expertise into the psyche of 'Powers', he is an invaluable asset to the FBI's Powers division, which, without him, is not terribly effective at keeping rogue powers in check. The series follows a procedural case-per-week format, with serial elements, including a caged supervillain Wolfe (Eddie Izzard) who might as well be reprising his role in NBC's Hannibal.

Review:
Powers is dark, gritty, and stylized, but not nearly to the same degree as Sin City. It is much more like Watchmen, only, modern, and rather than there just being heroes and villains, regular citizens also can have powers.

The show works in much the same way as things would without superpowers with organized crime, illegal drugs and murder -- but the addition of superpowers makes things a whole lot cooler, and a whole lot more complicated. It is a very appropriate series for Playstation Network, as it could easily be mistaken for videogame series like inFamous or Prototype.

So far, (3 episodes have aired) the characters are growing on me, and I feel like they have a lot of depth that can be further explored. I'm really liking the serial elements and hoping they take precedent to the procedural as the show goes forward. While the world and circumstance is very much like NBC's Heroes, it does not jump between various characters like Heroes did, rather it focuses on Christian Walker, the powers division and the villain of the week. It's definitely worth watching, but it is NOT worth buying a playstation for.

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by hmab
Mar 11, 2015 9:49PM EDT
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Dark and Ugly!
Imagine reading one of those non-commercial graphic novels, where the vivid images are cloaked in mystery, for me that sums up Powers. Two very powerful creatures leap off the page or in this case the screen, Wolfe, (Eddie Izzard) who apparently is related to Hannibal Lecter (not), is a vicious villain. And then there is Retro Girl (Michele Forbes), who fights on the side of good although her tough villainous demeanor gives you pause. The ensemble gathered here are all unique, and there are many. I just completed episode 3 so a lot of the back story hasn't been filled in, but I am certain I will keep this one on my radar.

Dark and Ugly!
Imagine reading one of those non-commercial graphic novels, where the vivid images are cloaked in mystery, for me that sums up Powers. Two very powerful creatures leap off the page or in this case the screen, Wolfe, (Eddie Izzard) who apparently is related to Hannibal Lecter (not), is a vicious villain. And then there is Retro Girl (Michele Forbes), who fights on the side of good although her tough villainous demeanor gives you pause. The ensemble gathered here are all unique, and there are many. I just completed episode 3 so a lot of the back story hasn't been filled in, but I am certain I will keep this one on my radar.

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Sep 17, 2017 5:07PM EDT
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I am sad this show ended...it was freakin awesome...

I am sad this show ended...it was freakin awesome...

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by Ivsteal
Nov 10, 2016 10:26PM EST
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If superheroes had bills and responsibilities in real life this is how it would go down.

If superheroes had bills and responsibilities in real life this is how it would go down.

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Sep 1, 2016 8:38AM EDT
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Only watched this coz it's part of dc universe

Only watched this coz it's part of dc universe

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Jul 29, 2016 7:05PM EDT
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NOT a bad series, season ones acting is a little dodgy but season 2 is a hell of a lot better. If your a 'Heroes' or 'X-Men' fan then this show will defo be for you to enjoy, be warned though, it DO have a few slapstick moments in it, which makes it quite a rather funny comedy on times.

Season 1: 7/10
Season 2: 8.5/10

NOT a bad series, season ones acting is a little dodgy but season 2 is a hell of a lot better. If your a 'Heroes' or 'X-Men' fan then this show will defo be for you to enjoy, be warned though, it DO have a few slapstick moments in it, which makes it quite a rather funny comedy on times.

Season 1: 7/10
Season 2: 8.5/10

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Nov 11, 2015 9:48PM EST
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I enjoy Izzard as a villain

I enjoy Izzard as a villain