Imagine a Superman who wasn’t a tortured god who didn’t care about humanity, who didn’t cause massive property damage wherever he went, who actually had some sort of ties to humanity.  Say, give him a job and an identity with friends to humanize him, maybe something that could put him close to unfolding emergencies, like a job in the media?  He’ll need a sidekick to pal around with, and maybe somebody for a romantic interest, and we’ll have to brighten up the colors, ’cause Henry Cavill’s suit is too brown-on-gray for weekly TV.  Heck, you could even have him be a straightforward hero, fighting evil because he has the power to do so and a sense of the greater good…

Naaaah, too 1950s.

Thanks to Faithful Spoilerite Jeff (@everstudious) for this week’s topic, and feel free to follow along @MightyKingCobra for more Ten Things madness on Twitter!  (Or check out the full archive here!) As with any set of like items, these aren’t meant to be hard and fast or absolutely complete, because television is a VAST wasteland…

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  1. Gonna vote for Best Tiger, guns n tactics easy and inexpensive. The bigger the hero, the cheaper the effects. And probably all shot in the dark for the stupid edgy Dark knight effect.

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