The Powerless premiere date is at hand and fans can reportedly expect good things from the upcoming DC Comics comedy. Get some bits and pieces from the show’s first episode.
The Powerless premiere happens on February 2 at 8:30 p.m. in NBC. Yet early reviews already rave about the Vanessa Hudgens series.
In contrast to the superhero-based TV series nowadays, Powerless is about ordinary people. Nevertheless, it maintains a connection to the DC Universe.
Powerless is a ‘Charming Comedy with Legs’
Dominic Patten of Deadline described Powerless as a charming comedy with legs. Moreover, Patten considers its premise a smart one with an amusing hint of a connection to the Caped Crusader.
Thus, fans can expect to see a typical workplace with ordinary people. As mentioned, no one has superpowers in the series. As it turns out, Powerless explores what it might be like to live in a world of superheroes.
Nonetheless, the various elements of the Powerless TV series come together to deliver a premiere worth watching. Patten also praised Hudgens in her role as well as her other cast mates.
“High School Musical star Hudgens, who really soars here as the new director of R&D at the floundering Wayne Security in Charm City. Her boss is Van Wayne, the Dark Knight’s dimwitted and vainglorious cousin portrayed by Alan Tudyk. Add in a mandate to invent products like Joker Venom antidote to help the regular Joe and Josie make it through the day, and the talents of Christina Kirk, Ron Funches, and Danny Pudi, and you have a winning formula that Lex Luthor would envy,” Patten wrote.
A Sneak Peek at the Powerless Premiere
A.V. Club offers a sneak peek at the Powerless premiere. As it turns out, Emily (Vanessa Hudgens) gets her promotion as the director of research and development at a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises. Van Wayne, who happens to be Bruce’s cousin, made her appointment.
However, her appointment will not come easy. Apparently, she encounters a bit of resistance from her new staff consisting of Teddy (Pudi), Ron (Funches), and Wendy (Jennie Pierson). The three scientists immediately reject her which threatens a serious case of office politics.
She would appear to be the odd man out. As it turns out, Emily (Hudgens) is not quite familiar with the world of superheroes or villains. Thus, she would not be aware of how to handle a battle should it arise.
Nonetheless, her arrival fits into the story’s premise. Moreover, it strengthens the TV series’ distinction from others in its genre. Hence, aside from the periodic super-power brawls, the focus is completely within the workplace with the exceptional performances of Teddy (Pudi), Van (Tudyk), and Emily (Hudgens).
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