Welcome to a new feature where I will review various television series. For the first article, I decided to do "Powerless." This is a comedy that airs on NBC Thursday nights. It is set in a fictional city (I think it is called Charm city) and is in the DC universe, but is not connected to the Arrowverse.
Vanessa Hudgens plays the new boss of the tech department at Wayne Security.
She keeps trying to be friends with her staff and they keep on looking at her as just the boss and sometimes don't even respect her. One great example is when they are doing a Fantasy Superhero League and are focused on it rather than work and so she goes to a higher up who then turns off the internet!
Vanessa is great and believable as a person who feels that she is making a difference in a world of heroes. I had only seen her in the High School Musical trilogy and Disney Channel guest appearances, so it is nice to see her in a much more grown up role and it works.
What is even cooler about this series are the cameoes and easter eggs. They mention the main heroes but we never see them, which is not all that surprising.
In the pilot we see the Crimson Fox. I had not recognized her at first though because as you can see from the photos above and below, she looks nothing like her comic book counterpart.
Which is something that I have gotten used to over the years until the Arrowverse spoiled me lol! It is great seeing her though, I mean afterall who would have guessed that we would EVER see her?
Another character that appeared (but I forgot to get the screenshot sorry) was the dc version of the Jack O' Lantern. This shocked me more due to the fact that I never even knew that DC had a Jack o' Lantern. Looks like bothe DC and MArvel have one, like the Scarecrow.
Recently, we also have been introduced to yet another obscure dc hero, the Olympian!
But that is just the cameos. The easter eggs are even more fun! Like this newspaper from the pilot.... President Luthor?
Is that a Metal man from the Metal men or that robot from the classic Superman Fleisher toons?
Less of an Eater Egg, but here's Wayne Security
and a employee id.
Joker Venom antidote (pilot and seen very briefly but no Joker)
We do see the Joker once though but he is with a bag over his head.
Hey! It is Starro!
Look what she's reading!
I highly recommend this series to any comic book fan, it is pretty good and is actually funny at times which is rare for comedies (sadly) these days!