Sometimes I feel really sorry for comic book lovers. Due to the relative niche of their interests, superhero/action series tend to fall in to two camps: the flabby formula dreck starring generic-looking thirtysomethings-posing-as-teens (Smallville), or those that genuinely try and incorporate a mythology and fantasy tropes, but as such are resigned to low-budget writing, directing and acting (Legend of the Seeker).
Every once in a while, though, a network decides to reward these patient fans with a show that has a network-sized budget: hire some real actors! use some special effects! Unfortunately, this particular network is clearly not the right place to achieve this. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with No Ordinary Family. Just… well, there isn’t anything.