There have been lots of superhero-based television shows over the years, from Adam West's Batman all the way up to The CW's Flash. But I can't remember one about saving the people who save people until Disney XD's Mighty Med premiered back in 2013. As is expected by now by anyone who watched any of Disney's channels, Mighty Med is fun, non-offensive television that fans of any age can enjoy.
Kaz (Bradley Steven Perry) and Oliver (Jake Short) are lifelong best friends and huge comic book nerds who spend as much time at The Domain. For all their stupid arguments (and, boy, can they go at it like an old married couple), they are devoted to each other and on more than one occasion, put the other's welfare ahead of their own. When Oliver goes to the hospital (Kaz' fault), they find the secret entrance to Mighty Med, the superheros' hospital. Instead of destroying them, Horace Diaz (Carlos Lacámara), the Chief of Staff, decides to hire them. Their first day, they also meet depowered superhero/alien, Skylar Storm (Paris Berelc) - who Oliver instantly falls for - and Diaz' evil, normo-hating nephew, Alan (Devon Leos).
From the first episode, Kaz and Oliver must find creative, comic book inspired ways (their extensive knowledge of comic book history tends to make them the other doctors' equals and betters) to save superheros from certain death. Oliver also promises to restore Skylar's powers, though he has yet to find a way to make that happen, much to his own chagrin.
The stars of the show are both Disney Channel veterans; Bradley Steven Perry played trouble-making Gabe Duncan on Good Luck Charlie for four seasons while Jake Short was A.N.T. Farm's Fletcher Quimby for three.
Disney, always smart in the ways of rehiring the best talent, did great in casting these roles; the experience each actor has is easy to see each week. Devon Leos (Henry, The Middle) is delightfully insane as weirdly likable Alan and Pairs Berelc, though less experienced, is convincing as the determined superhero, Skylar.
While the story lines tend to be over the top (part of the fun, really) and many of the superheros are obvious Marvel clones (of course, Disney owns Marvel so really can't complain), the show itself is solid, especially in Kaz and Oliver's friendship; you can tell they care about each other even when their competing or fighting or wishing the other one would just disappear.
Skylar, who tries hard to deal with being a normo (non-powered person) and sometimes even fails but never gives up. Even Alan, who hates anyone not a superhero, slowly finds good things about people outside the hospital. There's action, adventure, peril, love and drama - basically, everything that make comic books what they are, transferred nicely onto your television screen. The show's already well into its second season so if you want to see it all, you'll need touse Amazon's Instant Video service (it claims four seasons but I think they may split the seasons). If you try it, i guarantee you'll enjoy it.
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Bradley Steven Perry