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  • Jane ends up digging into something odd that crosses one of her cases, which gets her noticed by the head of an unnamed government agency and he strong-arms her onto their team (consisting of five people before she is added)
  • The main problem with her ability is that she still feels all of the pain for whatever happens to her
  • I enjoyed this first episode and I look forward to watching the rest of them

    • by bobo8734
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      The Sci Fi Channel’s “Painkiller Jane” television show is based loosely on Jimmy Palmiotti’s comic book of the same name. There was a made for television movie of the same name which did lead to the TV series order, but the back story is not a contiguous piece and does not fit the story line.

      SPOILER ALERT!: If you do not want to see a brief overview of what happens in


      the episode, skip to the last paragraph of this review.

      The first episode introduces us to DEA agent Jane Vasco, played by Kristanna Loken. She is very pushy and suspicious; when she finds things that don’t seem right, she checks them out no matter what. Jane ends up digging into something odd that crosses one of her cases, which gets her noticed by the head of an unnamed government agency and he strong-arms her onto their team (consisting of five people before she is added). She is informed that the team hunts “Neuros”, neurologically enhanced people that have incredible powers. During the course of her first mission, they discover she has the ability to heal almost any wound including a 40 story fall. The main problem with her ability is that she still feels all of the pain for whatever happens to ...


      • Painkiller Jane TV Episode: Season 1 Episode 1: Pilot
      her. Her first mission with the team is to track down a neuro that can take control of someone, forcing them to do things they would not normally do, usually ending in suicide. They succeed and the team begins exploring the possibilities of Jane’s special ability.

      Overall, this show was pretty well done considering that movies and television series based on comic books are notorious for poor production levels, scripts, acting and/or

      execution. Painkiller Jane’s characters are fleshed out pretty well and Loken does a respectable job of defining the role of Jane. There is plenty of humor, sass and attitude and the entertainment value of the show is moderately high. I enjoyed this first episode and I look forward to watching the rest of them. I will submit a review for each episode as I go.

      Thanks and I hope you found this review helpful!

      Bestest, bobo8734




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