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Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective, who had his own powers taken from him, investigates crimes involving superhumans along with his partner.
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Series cast summary:
Sharlto Copley ...  Christian Walker 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Susan Heyward ...  Deena Pilgrim 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Olesya Rulin ...  Calista Secor 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Adam Godley ...  Emile Cross 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Max Fowler ...  Krispin Stockley 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Logan Browning ...  Zora 18 episodes, 2015-2016
Andrew Sensenig ...  Triphammer / ... 16 episodes, 2015-2016
Justice Leak ...  Kutter 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Michael Lowry ...  Craig Sherman 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Michelle Forbes ...  Retro Girl 11 episodes, 2015-2016
Noah Taylor ...  Johnny Royalle 10 episodes, 2015
Michael Madsen ...  Patrick / ... 10 episodes, 2016
Eddie Izzard ...  'Big Bad' Wolfe 10 episodes, 2015
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What if the world was full of superheroes who aren't actually heroic at all? What if all their powers were just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder and endorsement deals? Enter the men and women of the powers division, the brave people in charge of protecting humans like us and keeping the peace over commercialised, God-like men and women who glide through the sky imposing their power over the mortals who both worship and fear them. Based on the graphic novel by Michael Avon Oeming and Brian Michael Bendis, the edgy and dramatic Powers follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate these cases.

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10 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Based on the comic books published by Image Comics and later by Marvel under their Icon Comics imprint. See more »

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Solid story, and characters that aren't predictable. The best of superhero TV right now.
4 May 2016 | by ericjcant-1See all my reviews

With the first episode of Powers I wasn't really sure what to think. It was good, but it seemed fairly obvious that the budget probably wasn't all that big and it has a different direction than the other superhero TV shows, yet I couldn't put my finger on it until about the third episode when it really take offs into being one of the best, if not the best of the superhero shows. First is that it's a real ongoing story, and it's solid, where everything that happens actually matters. People die, characters have both good and evil aspects, and everyone has a real back story that affects the big picture. BUT what probably works better than anything else in Powers is that the characters have complex relationships with each other that seem fairly realistic, or at least genuine in their motivations towards each other with invested interests so that the action carries a lot of weight. Show like Gotham, Arrow, and even Daredevil don't reach this level of effectiveness in their characterization.

One thing I would note is that this probably isn't for kids. There are a lot of F bombs, and though it doesn't really have sex, there are a few discussion about people using sex as a way to get what they want. Just FYI.


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