Picks and Pans Review: Cloak's on You

updated 01/17/2011 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/17/2011 AT 01:00 AM EST

The Cape, NBC's new superhero adventure premiering Jan. 9 and starring David Lyons, has the colorful, grotesque mayhem of a good comic book. But the Cape himself, a framed cop who creates a new identity as a masked avenger with a formidably versatile cloak, is a constant letdown. Every time he flaps into view in his baggy hoodedness, he looks like Batman in need of a tailor.

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