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The Cape

Nerd Premiere: The Cape

The Cape NBC Monday superheroLast spring NBC gave the ax to the one-time cultural phenomenon, Heroes, despite the fact that the channel was desperate for any random TV show due to Jay Leno failing to get the ratings that local affiliates needed for their evening news.   During this time of serious upheaval at the corporate level, NBC decided that they needed another superhero show to fill the void of their DVR juggernaut.  This nexus of unfortunate circumstances has led to the production of The Cape, an original show that pulls from the tropes of our beloved graphic medium in order to entertain us in a serialized, weekly format.  But how successful is The Cape in standing on its own, outside of the shadow of past events?

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Are They or Aren’t They: Meg Griffin

“Another Family Guy character! Is GN gay for that show or something? Huh? Are ya gay for Family Guy, Gay-nerds.com? You should change your name to Family Gay-Nerds.com, since you love Family Guy so much. Hur hur hur.”

Meg Griffin

Projected self-loathing aside, we were hesitant to do this profile because…it’s Family Guy (again!), and worse yet, it’s Meg from Family Guy. Meg is awful. Despite all the hate she gets, Meg’s character is always evolving (and reverting) and occasionally she get’s the spotlight on the show. She’s been an Evangelical Christian, her father’s chauffeur, and the lead singer in the family band. Of course, 22-minute careers and/or affiliations are nothing new for TV characters (to say nothing of Family Guy characters). What sets Meg a part (and the reason we’re doing this article) is her supposed future status as a transgender person.