Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Review - No Ordinary Family Season 1 Episode 4 No Ordinary Vigilante

"No Ordinary Vigilante" is probably the end of the road for me, or at least the last episode I'm going to review. I want to find out what's going on with the plant, but everything else is an endless stream of tired cliches that leave me eyes rolling and rolling.

Worst of all is JJ. His insistence on keeping his powers secret is about as painful as watching The Big C and the football storyline is ridiculous beyond belief. We're supposed to believe that football takes absolutely zero physical ability and zero training to be good at. A genius such as JJ can come in and be the best quarterback in the world. Okay, so maybe that's just suspension of belief, but it makes build up before JJ throws the ball a hokey exercise in the whole "let's show him calculating" thing while building up false hope that a more realistic outcome--JJ failing miserably--would actually happen.

I one thing I did like, though, is the family dynamic still at the heart of annoying plots. The final talk between Jim and the vigilante brings things into focus, both for the viewers and Jim. Instead of chasing criminals, Jim should be with his family, and that's exactly where he is in the end.

Score: 7.1/10
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