But it really isn't.
In Palm City Vince Faraday is a happy man, a good cop, a good husband, a good father. Until one day he receives a mysterious message from Internet whistle blower "Orwell" advising him where the notorious crime lord "Chess" is shipping illegal weapons into Palm City. Vince trusts one person to go with him to uncover the shipment, that one person however betrays him and suddenly Vince finds himself on the run - a victim of an elaborate set up naming him as "Chess".
In order for Vince to clear his name and win back his family, he assumes the persona of "The Cape", his son's favourite comic book character. Now with the help of "Orwell" and "The Carnival Of Crime" he strives to obtain the evidence that will vindicate him and allow him to go home.
OK - sounds cheesy doesn't it? But it isn't, The Cape has been brilliantly made, the cinematography and story telling are cleaverly done so Vince comes off as a real man doing what he must unstead of another moody broody caped cruisader. He doesn't always say the right thing, he doesn't accent a stupid voice, he just is who he is (with the addition of a cape - obviously). The supporting cast of "The Carnival Of Crime" adds the manditory comic relief without coming off as slapstick characters - there's Vinny Jones for that (well, he does play a character called "Scales").
Unfortunately this series fell victim to the "great TV show but just not quite enough viewers" syndrome and was axed after just one season, meaning the story was never completed.