The general plot seemed to be one of the most tried and true formulas of all time.
Geeky kid struggles to fit it.
Geeky kid gets supernatural abilities
Geeky kid uses abilities to try and fit in
Geeky kid simultaneously struggles to control abilities
I mean, it seems pretty good, but I’d like to watch a show that admits to the fact that these kids aren’t dealing with their lives on their own and instead using their new-found abilities as a crutch?
I’d really like to see something that pulls a Dumbo (you never needed the feather! You had it in you all along!) and tells the main character that they were fully capable of dealing with life without the aid of the supernatural, and that they just didn’t believe in themselves enough. That just seems like a really good message to me, and something a lot of shows/movies miss out on.
So I haven’t been really forthcoming with the details around this and I’m not sure why. More than likely it’s my own inability to ask for help, or my pride, or simple the shame I’ve had to deal with from other people let alone on the internet.