Tuesday, September 14, 2010

No Ordinary Family

So this isn't Little Brother related, but I just keep hearing about and seeing ads for shows starting in the fall that have sci fi leanings (like "The Event," which I posted about last week).
Another new show coming out is called "No Ordinary Family," starring Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz (of "Dexter" fame, among other awesome shows). The show is about a super hero-esque family. At first glance I wasn't sure whether it would really be sci fi or more of a fantasy thing, but it according to wikipedia, the family gets their powers after a plane crash in the Amazon River, which seems to lean it towards sci fi, as I assume some chemical property of the river is responsible for the change. The link to the video section of the official site is in the title. Lots of clips and such.
Anyway, it looks like a fun, live-action version of "The Incredibles," plus Julie Benz is awesome, so it might be worth checking out. However, as with "The Event," I have a strong feeling that it may not last very long. These types of shows seem to disappear very fast.

4 comments:

Ernest said...

I'm probably going to watch this show. I don't know how good it will be, but I'm a sucker for superheroes. If they drop pointed and cruel references about Heroes, I'll watch every episode and buy thirty copies of the first season. Not that I'm bitter or anything...

Jenny Strack said...

Haha not at all bitter...

But kind of related, if anyone is interested in some of the biological scifi like that basis of mutations from the Amazon river, there's actually a really good book that is right on par with that concept. It's called (conveniently enough) Amazonia, by James Rollins. Super cool scifi book about genetic evolution stuff.

Mark Penner said...

I enjoy James Rollins in general, I see him as the new Clive Cussler. In regards to the show, my first glimpse of the trailer made me think that it was a clone of Heroes. That was before I knew that all effected by the changes were family. I wish the show success, but I feel like it is unlikely.

Tristram said...

Although I loved Julie Benz in Dexter, I'm not sure I can watch the series. I'm also currently boycotting ABC for canceling Flashforward.