Team Epic is an independent production from Toronto-based Poetic Licence Productions. Existing entirely on the internet, this comedy-action series follows the adventures of classic-style superhero Captain Epic and his ad-hoc team brought together after the passing of every hero's idol, The Canadian Shield.
There are currently two forty-ish minute episodes live on the site, along with a forum and the Epic Hero Challenge, inviting you to help pick a new hero for the cast. The show is far from perfect, but with episode two already ironing out some of the rough edges from episode one, the series certainly has promise (now if they can just get from "amusing" to "laugh-out-loud funny" they should be set).
Much like watching The Border, Team Epic has the added appeal of being filmed all over Toronto. So even if you're not interested in the series as a whole, the first five minutes of episode one provides a bit of silly special-effect action at the base of the South African War Memorial at Queen and University, while episode two kicks off at the CN Tower.
- Visit the Official Team Epic TV website to watch online.