'The Cape' premiere review: Will you commit to this new super-hero saga?

The Cape made its two-hour premiere on Sunday night, and I can almost hear the jeering derisiveness many of you probably feel toward a superhero show that’s not artily moody or grittily grim. Me, I welcome The Cape: It was fun, refreshingly free of irony, and had a sensibility that allowed for a sense of humor without slipping into tiresome campiness.

It’s a superhero series about a guy (ER‘s David Lyons) with a cool — what else? — cape. Lyons’ Vince Faraday is a cop–turned–crime fighter who can flick the hem of his cape and snag people, objects, or anything in its path. His chief nemesis is a criminal billionaire played by True Blood‘s James Frain who’s also a killer known as Chess; his chief ally is a mysterious blogger called Orwell, played by fan-fave Summer Glau (Firefly; Dollhouse; Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles).

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