Jim Powell

EPISODE REVIEW: No Ordinary Family: "No Ordinary Marriage" (Season 1, Episode 2)

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Recalling fondly the travails of trying to figure out how to fly on "Greatest American Hero", Jim Powell tries to figure out how to use his super-strength and near-invulnerability to stop oncoming cars. The results are pretty funny, as his friend, Deputy D.A. George continually runs him down in a beat-up old car. It's not often you see the hero's body flopping around under smoking tires used for humorous affect on TV, but it worked.

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EPISODE REVIEW: No Ordinary Family: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

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Jim Powell—the dad (played by Michael Chiklis) is a police sketch artist who’d really like to be “a real officer” but no one at work takes him seriously. It's not that they think of him as just a Thing, but ... (never mind) Then, one day, he catches a bullet. Literally. With his hand.

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