Ok, so I have to comment on the Powers Tv series that premiered on Playstation Network last month.
Now, in all honesty, I love almost everything about it, so much of it is honestly much better then the comic series in my opinion. Except for one thing, and that’s what leaves me super depressed. That one thing being Deena Pilgrim.
In the comics Deena is just about my favorite character, she’s amazing, but the show, the show just ruined her, like completely.
I mean first off, lets talk about their actress choice. Now, I have no problem what so ever with them choosing a woc to play her, I love Candice Patton as Iris over on the Flash. But in the comics, though rendered in little detail, you can tell Deena is pretty cute, but Susan Heyward.. I’m sorry, and I mean no offense by this, but she’s a bulldog.
And y’know, I wouldn’t mind at all if she at least captured Deena perfectly, but she doesn’t, like at all, and while part of that is the writers, the other part is she is just a Horrible actor. And then on the writing aspect, in the comics, Deena is honestly more of a main character then Walker, especially in the current 5th volume, where Walker’s only in like 5 pages the past 3 issues.
Also in the comics, Deena never shuts up, and she’s snarky and sarcastic as all hell, which is something I adore about her. Deena in the show though, she barely says a word, and when she does it’s usually something bland, and about something depressing. I mean honestly, that Chaotic Chic girl had more lines then Deena!
I mean what the fuck? Why’d the writers and creators of this show decide to sabotage Deena like that? I can only hope in the next season they write her better.
I just thank god Olyssa Rulin’s Calista is amazing.