A family goes on a trip down to Mexico and their plane crashes into a lake during a storm. They survive, though they notice the water is all glittery. When they get home they start exhibiting different super powers. The father, Jim (Michael Chiklis of FANTASTIC FOUR) can catch bullets and leap a quarter mile. The mother, Stephanie (Julie Benz of DEXTER, ANGEL) is super-fast. The daughter can read minds. And the son, who wasn't all that smart, becomes a super-genius. Basically, they get the powers that they needed the most. The father, who works as a police sketch artist, wants to begin stopping crimes and starts putting on a "costume" by the third episode, though this pretty much looks like Bruce Willis' getup in UNBREAKABLE. The wife confides about her speedy condition to her lab assistant, who is all too eager to help her, since she's familiar with comic book heroes. The one who has the most difficult time is the teenaged daughter, who can hear the thoughts of her cheating boyfriend. The son, whose grades have vastly improved in school, doesn't reveal to his folks that he has powers until the fifth episode, because he wants to be praised for himself, not his powers. We also learn that there are other people--criminals--who have super powers, and the man who may have created them is the mother's boss (Stephen Collins of STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE).
These first five episodes have me hooked. It's sort of like THE INCREDIBLES crossed with SMALLVILLE.