New Hit. New Flops. Second Chapter…
I have covered most of the new TV pilots in 2014, but here are the rest. Do you judge your TV shows from its pilot?? Well, me too!
I don’t know about Resurrection until a few weeks back. I was hesitant to watch the show at first, why? Because I thought it’s the remake of the French hit supernatural show Les Revenants. After further research I discovered that Resurrection is based on an American novel, while Les Revenants is based on French movie. The interesting thing is both shows got the same plot. Imagine when your loved one’s return from the dead? The US version is not bad, they got some good actors in it and the pilot will definitely hooked you. But for now I will be sticking with the French version. Je suis désolé mes amis!
Better pilots Than Resurrection: Les Revenants.
After waiting impatiently to see how Cuaron & JJ Abrams will bring their magic to the small screen, I can say Believe’s pilot was fantastic! The pilot is fast-paced with good casts. The mystery surrounding a little girl with super power and a group who will go to any length to protect her identity sounds cliché, but with the above formula, I’d say all is good with this one. I don’t know how the rest episodes will do, or whether the series will get picked up but Believe definitely catch my attention.
Similar pilots like Believe: Touch.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
I never watch the original show with Carl Segan but since I am interested in science I gave this one a try. And to be honest, the pilot blew my mind. The pilot feature Big Bang theory with great animations and strong narrative. Overall a very catchy episode. I look forward for future episodes.
Similar pilots like Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey: –
Getting On is another remake of British TV. The show revolves around three elderly women who works at a hospital. The show is witty, raunchy and provides few dark humour. Saying that, however, I am not interested with the show. Been there and done that to me.
Better pilots than Getting On: Nurse Jackie
Based on a young adult novel, The 100 tells the story of a dystopian earth ruins by nuclear explosion. The few survivors on earth managed to live in a spaceship for years until the earth becomes liveable again. However, the spaceship only last for 97 years and the way out is to send 100 juvenile teenagers back to the new “radiated” earth for exploration. The pilot is half decent, albeit its cheese and cringe-worthy moment, and will attract younger generation to watch it. I am still in two minds about giving this a further view.
Similar pilots to The 100: Fox’s Terra Nova