The Gifted – Why FOX Continues to Excel at The Superhero Genre

There is a recipe for a good show that is based in a superhero world.

That includes an ensemble cast that draws you in.

Amazing writing.

And the story has to have a realistic tone.

“There is nothing more important to me than my family.”

Here we have your average middle class family. Father is a prosecutor who has dealt with some mutant cases. Mom is a housewife and they have two teen kids.

Unbeknownst to the parents is that their kids are mutants. That all changes when an incident happens at a school dance.

The girl has had her ability for three years and has kept it quiet, until her brother is bullied and his powers come out in retaliation at the dance.

This event forces this family to go on the run in order to protect their kids.

The funny thing is…the Dad is called Reed. Like Reed Richards.

I digress, Reed turns to the people he has prosecuted for help. However, that means they have to go underground to a mutant safe house in Mexico.


So, does this happen in the world of Logan?

I am thinking…yes.

We also see the world of the mutants. These are desperate times and the Sentinel Services are on the hunt.

Knowing that Reed is desperate and the only one that can give intel on the status of a pregnant mutant who is being held by the government, Eclipse agrees to help Reed in saving his family.

But, all does not go according to plan.

Reed is left behind and the rest of the Struckers are in Mexico.

Will they cross paths again?

Will the kids survive in their new world?

Will the Sentinel Services track down this family and the mutants that are in hiding?

Only time will tell.

This is a show that should be on your watch list.

Next episode – RX:

Caitlin and Eclipse try to help Blink when her powers exceed their limits.

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