No Ordinary Family

Season 1
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The Powell Family is about to go from ordinary to extraordinary in a single bound. When Jim (Michael Chiklis) and Stephanie Powell (Julie Benz) take their kids on a family trip to the Amazon, they get way more than they bargained for.
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot
    September 28, 2010
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Four family members discover new and unique superpowers.
  2. 2. No Ordinary Marriage
    October 5, 2010
    43min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Stephanie looks into discovering the source of the family's new powers.
  3. 3. No Ordinary Ring
    October 12, 2010
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Jim and George track a group of thieves robbing high-end weddings.
  4. 4. No Ordinary Vigilante
    October 19, 2010
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Jim is mistaken for a dangerous vigilante while patrolling the park.
  5. 5. No Ordinary Quake
    October 26, 2010
    43min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jim tries to discover the cause of recent earthquakes.
  6. 6. No Ordinary Visitors
    November 9, 2010
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Stephanie's parents visit unexpectedly; the Powells must stop using powers.
  7. 7. No Ordinary Mobster
    November 16, 2010
    43min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Jim tries to take down a dangerous and elusive mobster.
  8. 8. No Ordinary Accident
    November 23, 2010
    43min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Stephanie tries to uncover why Jim has suddenly lost his powers.
  9. 9. No Ordinary Anniversary
    November 30, 2010
    43min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Jim and Stephanie plan a romantic evening to celebrate their anniversary.
  10. 10. No Ordinary Sidekick
    December 7, 2010
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    George mistakenly receives credit for thwarting a robbery that Jim stopped.
  11. 11. No Ordinary Friends
    January 4, 2011
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jim starts to become suspicious of his new friends Dave and Michelle.
  12. 12. No Ordinary Brother
    January 11, 2011
    43min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Jim's brother learns of the family's powers.
  13. 13. No Ordinary Detention
    January 17, 2011
    44min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    Jim's secret is put at risk when the police station is taken hostage.
  14. 14. No Ordinary Double Standard
    February 8, 2011
    43min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Stephanie tries to solve the case of her friend's attack before Jim does.
  15. 15. No Ordinary Powell
    February 15, 2011
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Dr. King orders a shape-shifter to infiltrate the Powell house.
  16. 16. No Ordinary Proposal
    February 22, 2011
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    An innocent boy is accidentally hurt when Jim diverts a bullet.
  17. 17. No Ordinary Love
    March 1, 2011
    43min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Mrs. X tells Sophie to put Jim and George under a spell.
  18. 18. No Ordinary Animal
    March 22, 2011
    43min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mrs. X wants a supervillain to eliminate the Powells.
  19. 19. No Ordinary Future
    March 26, 2011
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    George helps Jim find those responsible for a cop's death.
  20. 20. No Ordinary Beginning
    April 5, 2011
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mrs. X kidnaps J.J. and forces him to solve an enigma.

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2011
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Marrick R. FrostReviewed in the United States on June 5, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
No Ordinary Family is unlike any other show, PERIOD!
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In most shows with super power enabled people, we have a kind of similar pattern. Mostly that they were already doing great things, and now are taking it to the next level, or that they are at rock bottom, and manage not just to save the city, but also to save themselves. Then there are shows like, "Heroes" which suffer from what I like to call, "Get a cell phone" syndrom, where everything would be worked out in five minutes, if everybody just called each other and was like, "What's up dude? What? Save some cheerleader, and save the world? I'm on it!!!"

Then there's this one...

Right from the start, this show focuses on a family of four, who as the father says, "Live under one roof, but in separate worlds." After the family gets back from surviving a plane crash, and gains super powers, they don't instantly grab costumes and take off.
Instead they have dinner and discuss things together. In each case, the family member's power works to strengthen the family as a whole. Most people think of superheroes as people who never get frightened or angry, but Jim Powell does just that. When his family is threatened on various episodes, it doesn't take more than a second and a half for the audience to get the adrenaline rush from knowing what's coming. "No one screws with my family!!!" That seems to be the catch phrase with this show. I personally love it when the beast dude comes and hunts down Jim's daughter and is about to kill her when her dad shows up. He litterally punts the jackass up into the air with his foot, and we never see him land. This show rocks the emotion train from begining to end, and I've now watched the whole thing about thirty times. Before ever buying this dvd set. Don't rent it, just buy it. I only wish it had lasted longer. This dvd set contains all twenty episodes, and even includes a blooper real. Garuanteed to impress!!!
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A. RobinsonReviewed in the United States on October 30, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
What does it say when good shows can no longer stay on the air, but demoralizing crud gets season after season?
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Sure, they kill the good shows but the onslaught of demoralizing crap never ends. Way to go, "HellyWeird".

See "Hollywood's War on God" on youtube. Eye opening.

Now, about the show, "No Ordinary Family":

What do you get when you expertly mix the 3 'C's of TV entertainment...1 part clever, 1 part creative, and 1 part camp?

No Ordinary Family, of course! A great little show that should have hung around at least another season. Watching the characters develop, (quickly, I might add) the plot line progress, and challenges mount, I was drawn in quickly. Our own 'not so ordinary family' loves shows that support family values and encourage team work for the obvious good. Of course, idealized acts of selflessness for the simple good of others is less and less appreciated these days, it seems. This show excites the same nerve centers as shows such as "Eureka", "Alphas" and the like. The cliffhanger end to it's first and only season was a bit like lemon juice on a paper cut, as we knew of the series premature end going in. Our family thoroughly enjoyed this largely overlooked Gem. A series, like many others, cut down before it's prime.
MikesgalReviewed in the United States on February 23, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good show!!
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I didn't watch this when it was on TV , like many others I think because if I and others would have tuned in it might have
Made it longer than one season!! This family whom are all in their own worlds go on a work "vacation" and a plane crash follows which the family survive and are not only given a second chance but now have super powers as well!!
Their super powers bring them closer as a family, besides complicate their life's as well as bring on all kinds of dangerous. Situations!!

My granddaughters watched this and love it, ages 5 & 10, so it's a family series for sure, I wish it had lasted longer.
I know it's just a matter of time before another show with the same premise shows up, and then I will for sure watch it!
4 people found this helpful
Sky netReviewed in the United States on September 24, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you like super heroes, you'll love this.
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Loved the show when it was on television.
Love watching it over on DVD.
Dislike: Can't think of anything.
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HistilettoReviewed in the United States on December 30, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Disfunctioning Group To The Superpowered "Real" Family
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The premise is somewhat believeable in this age of hi-tech, which gave the "No Ordinary Family" a relatable familiarity. We'd all like to think that our family has been blessed with the greatness to thwart the activities of those who would mislead us into the dark side and/or towards personal harm, even unto death or worse. In the hour each segment was on, we experienced entertainment, intrigue, and subtle lessons on what it takes from each member to love and be a part of the family unit. Their superpowers may have energized some latent talents, but they still had to deal with the realities of life. I was looking forward to many more seasons of regaling and now I question the reasoning that caused its cancellation.
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VeronicaReviewed in the United States on February 1, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Family drama with Superpower, the best one ever
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This is one of the few show that actually uses superpower very well with it's story line. The story and the casting are amazing. This show is not so much about superpower, but family and friendships. I would say that this show is the best show with superpower I have ever seen. The only complains I found were that they made last two epidodes little rushed. If they have given more chance, I'm sure that they could've made the end much better.
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Kolan Reviewed in the United States on March 26, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
It could have been a great series!
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It could have been a great series!! We at least got one very good season but unfortunately will never get another one. It was very intriguing where season one left off and it showed season two could have been great!
mamaromeReviewed in the United States on July 16, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
no ordinary series
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again...cut to short
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