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The series is about the main character, Jane Vasco, who can get shot, burned, fall of 80 story buildings and not die. She will get hurt, and will have a wound, but it will heal. She will still suffer the pain of the wound too. She gets recruited into a secret branch of the government tasked with capturing neuros (people with special abilities). They neutrolize them and ship them off to a facility.
The show also dealt with Jane's realization as to what she was and her potential powers. Towards the end, the show became a bit more confusing and tried to pursue too many conspiracy theories at the same time. It did not give itself time to explore them and thus, the show seemed rush to reach a resolution quickly. Still, it was a pity that this show was canceled.
Now, if Painkiller Jane and Superman (or any other superhero) were in a fight, who would win? Remember that Jane will always heals.
Just finished watching all 22 episodes on netflix.
This show was great. Don't want to give the plot away because with good sci fi watching what happen next is part of the fun.
First of all each show is pretty much self contained. What I mean is it has a begining and a end. It is not like some series that if you miss one you are lost. However as you watch you will see the relationship of the main characters grow and there is an ending to the series.
One thing I liked a lot about the show was it did not play like a soap opera that had all this stuff about the main characters personal life. Instead each espisode is more like a mission were the team of main characters must stop a sci fi threat and the personal issues are not brought up instead you just get to witness this very human team in action.
Also I really like the team. Each person seemed real and was able to act and emote very well. This is a show were the actors were picked for their acting ability first and they also looked the part, but the acting was priority.
Also each episode was done very well. Out of all 22 I didn't think any were filler.
Also I liked the fact that the violence was there but not sick, also their was not cussing or God's name in vain.
I originally wanted to watch it because the hot Kristina Loken from Terminator 3 was in it, but it turned out to be so much more.
Based on a comic book series, Painkiller Jane is about Jane Vasco, a government agent who works with a special team that hunts Neuros, genetic mutants that have astounding mental abilities. In the course of one such hunt, Jane finds out the hard way that she is more or less indestructible - after being killed, she wakes up in the morgue and eventually finds her way back to her team's lair where she makes a full recovery in very short order. Over the course of the series, she is shot, stabbed, electrocuted and subjected to all manner of certain death for most people, yet she heals and keeps on going. In addition, she begins to show other abilities that make her even more formidable. There is a catch, though - she might heal quickly, but she feels all of the pain that these injuries bring with them.
The series does not focus exclusively on just Jane, though. At different points in the series her team members also get their share of the limelight. And, each team member comes with baggage and skeletons in the closet than make them more realistic than just mindless drones who are there to rigidly do a job with no emotion. Believable and meaningful relationships are built between the team members which makes the show that much more interesting.
The series does get a little preposterous on occasion and sometimes the story line gets a bit silly or uninspired.Read more ›
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