No Ordinary Family 1 Season 2010

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Season 1
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After surviving a plane crash, four family members discover new and unique superpowers.

Michael Chiklis,Julie Benz
41 minutes

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Science Fiction, Comedy
Director David Semel
Starring Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz
Supporting actors Kay Panabaker, Jimmy Bennett, Autumn Reeser
Season year 2010
Network Disney ABC
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T. Cosens TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 3 Aug. 2012
Format: DVD
This series really did grow on me. It started fairly slowly with a generic set up and not much spark. Once each family member realises they have powers it starts to come to life a bit more and then the main crux of the story starts to appear. The most fun to be had is watching as each family member realises that there is more to their powers than at first thought. How they develop helps the series rise above the norm and adds depth to each character. This isn't just The Incredibles for TV.

The powers each of them has fits each character in a rather stereotypical sort of way. Jim is the man of the house and typically is granted with super strength and invulnerability. Stephanie is his wife and mother of his two children and again rather typically is granted with super speed, making juggling chores, motherhood and a career exceptionally easy. It's with the kids where the powers become more interesting and the fun is too be had. Daphne can read minds and has a bit of fun finding out everyone's most secret thoughts. Sometimes this helps her in understanding people and in turn being able to help them. Other times it can just lead to embarrassment. Then there is JJ who at first doesn't seem to have developed any powers, but then slowly realises his brain is working at full capacity. Numbers swirl round his head, facts and figures have a knack for staying in his mind and the most ludicrously difficult conundrums become the equivalent of junior school maths! Again his powers are used for good mainly but with the odd wayward turn for the bad. This is put to particular good effect when his uncle comes to stay and decides to take him to the race track!

Once the main story kicks in the action steps up a gear.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By crliege on 26 May 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a rare sort of product, a sci-fi series that works, both in content and entertainment value. Keeps you interested all the way through, with some delicious twists and turns.

Nice quality production; as usual you have to put up with the ever-present "Previously on tra la la", but I guess if you've been watching it once a week on the box, then you might need reminding what happened last time. If you buy this box set, however, you might get a bit fed up with the intros. OK, they change a bit, but not so much as is worthy of comment.

I'm no fan of American humour, per se, but I thoroughly enjoyed this - in fairness, I'm not sure whether this is humour or not, but I'm taking it as that because it's not all black doom and gloom; just a nice family trying to keep their lives together. There's a nice mix of characters, most of whom are just trying to get by keeping things normal, and not always managing it.

Nice balance of goodies and baddies, full of plenty of "oh, come on, he'd see that coming or not do that" to, "ha, glad that happened". Well worth the price, and I'd heartily recommend this series.

Two small words of caution: I ordered this from Amazon UK, but this is (at the moment) a Region 1 NTSC offering (I bought an all-region Sony Blu-Ray DVD player, so it wasn't a problem). Secondly, and sadly, you never know how long this type of sci-fi offering will go on for. There's definitely plenty of scope for the next season, and the way each episode is presented, everything is quite tidy, with, for the most part, a different story to each episode. There's a general theme throughout which will need to be well worked out, so let's hope it runs the course. It deserves to go on for more than just one more season, though, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Since I said all this before, I'll add that I've just noted (Wikipedia) that the show has now been canned. Such a pity, because it was a class act
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rainbowchaser on 17 April 2013
Format: DVD
What starts as a domestic comedy very quickly takes off into sc-fi mode and is every way dramatic. Highly exciting, nasty villains,lots of extreme action fun for general family viewing except youngsters. I confess to have seen the whole series in a day anda half. I just could not stop at the end of each episode at (41 mins each over total 20 eps)
Family of four take a holiday away together to bond as each appear to have not a lot of quality time together. It is dad's idea to go and the rest of them are a little reluctant. However, the plane hits a most terrible storm and crashes, killing the pilot. The family survive the crashed airplane having crashed under water and escaped into glittery green water. Then immediately they get home,first the father finds something strange happening to him followed by the rest of the family as it progresses. Arguments arise and then they find their life's changed for ever when it appears that there are people out there who are taking an unnatural interest in each of them. What is more an evil organisation is trying to manipulate and eventually take control of them for their evil purpose.
Sadly this series does not continue on to what looked like a very exciting S2. But does end suitably and quite dramatically. There are so many twists in this series that it will keep you intrigued.
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By Mark Baker - Carstairs Considers TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 24 May 2015
Format: DVD
With the well-deserved demise of Heroes, what was a superhero fan to do but try to find another show? Enter ABC and the show No Ordinary Family. It started strongly, but quickly lost much of its audience. And while I will confess that it had problems early on, I stuck with it and wound up enjoying the final result.

The show focuses on the Powell family. Father Jim (Michael Chiklis) is a frustrated artist who makes his living as a police sketch artist. Stephanie (Julie Benz) is attempting to balance her family and her prestigious job as a researcher at Global Tech. And teens Daphne (Kay Panabaker) and J.J. (Jimmy Bennett) want nothing to do with their parents.

When Stephanie has to go to South America on a trip, Jim decides it would be good for all of them to go. While they are there, the plane they are on crash lands into the Amazon. They all survive, but when they get home, they discover they have new powers. Jim is now super strong and almost indestructible. Stephanie is now super-fast. Daphne can read minds. And J.J. is brilliant.

Working at her lab, Stephanie, along with her assistant Katie (Autumn Reeser), begins to research their new DNA in hopes of finding out why they have these powers. Jim, meanwhile, teams up with his best friends, ADA George (Romany Malco) to take down criminals. And the kids try to use their new powers to make high school easier for them.

But as Jim fights crime, he runs into a few other people with super powers. And Stephanie's research leads her to believe that Global Tech, led by Dr. King (Stephen Collins) might be responsible for what is happening to them. They're going to have to work fast because someone definitely wants to know about them and stop them.
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