Caper, new superhero web series

This post is out a bit later, and is a bit shorter, than I’d intended–I got sick this week and didn’t get as much done, which isn’t a great thing considering my quals are coming up.

Anyway, short review today, and everything should be back to normal next week.

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A new superhero web series from Geek and Sundry, Caper follows a group of four heroes struggling to reconcile the good of what they do with how utterly broke they are.

Only three episodes are out as of yet, but the show already has a certain charm, and I’m excited to see where the characters go. There’s definitely a strong comedic vibe to the show, but it also tackles the theme of how easy it is to slip into life’s grey areas.

The characters are initially intriguing–Penny, the human with an Iron Man-esque suit and a strong sense of morality. Dagr, an exiled pseudo-Viking. Alexia, an Amazonian princess turned assassin turned broke hero. Luke, an uptight abandoned son of an immortal.

And the way they play off each other is fun. Their personalities clash, but there’s also an evident camaraderie.

The names associated with the show are also familiar. It’s made by Amy Berg (of Eureka and Leverage) and Mike Sizemore, whose work I’m less familiar with, but includes a stage adaptation of Howl’s Moving Castle (which speaks well of his taste). The main cast includes Abby Miller (Justified), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee), Beth Riesgraf (Leverage), and Hartley Sawyer (Glory Daze).

Available on Hulu or YouTube.

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