October 8, 2019

TV Pilots Fall 2019 - What did you think?

Well, I think I watched all the pilots that I was mildly interested. I'm super happy to say I only picked up half of a show. Okay, I'm recording Perfect Harmony, it's a comedy - I had to find something to replace The Big Bang Theory. So, I only half kept my promise.

Ah well.

I can't help it.

I love TV.

So, here are the pilots I watched and my thoughts.

Possible Spoilers!

Batwoman

I will, of course, watch any and all DC TV shows they put out there (as long as I can access them without paying extra), so I was 100% on board with a Batwoman show. Granted, pilots are usually introductions to a new world and don't always have the wow factor most people want these days, but I enjoyed this pilot overall. I didn't care for some of the narration and overreaching character dialogue "You're the female Bruce Wayne." Um, no. She's Kate Kane, she needs no comparison to anyone. I thought the cast was pretty decent and the action/fighting scenes were good for a pilot. I have faith that by episode 4-5 they will find their footing and blossom from there.

Emergence

Honestly, I wanted to watch this one because I used Emergence as the subtitle to one of my MIND books. I had to know if it was aliens. I'm not sure if it is, but it's about special powers or abilities. Sadly, it didn't grab me like I thought it would. The kids in the cast were great, the characters were well fleshed out and realistic, but eh, I don't really care enough to watch more.

Prodigal Son

If you've been reading my blog a while, you know I have a creepy fascination with Serial Killers. Mindhunter is the serial killer show I've been waiting for my whole life, so I honestly don't think anything will ever come close to it. However, this show did pretty well covering the whole psychological trauma of a family whose patriarch is a mass murderer. The rest of it felt very Sherlock to me, even down to two of the scenes, one where the protagonist was studying the victim, and the ending where you just weren't sure what was going to happen. If this gets picked up for Season 2, I may go back and watch. Not sure yet.

Stumptown

Not really sure what to make of this show. I'm still kinda over procedurals and despite the first episode being somewhat an intro, it feels like a procedural. The cast was pretty fantastic overall and the story was interesting. Just not my cup of tea right now. I'm a little tired of the same type of protagonist with similar kinds of issues who all just so happen to be super good at a couple of things that makes them so unique everyone wants to work with them. Eh.

Perfect Harmony

Anytime there is singing in a show, I will check it out. Yes, I even watched Cop Rock back in the day. Hahaha. I do love Anna Camp and Bradley Whitford. They have fantastic chemistry together. This is a fun, lighthearted show with a cute premise and some real life issues thrown in the mix. I hope there is a bit more "drama" and things don't magically get fixed every episode, but I think I'll be watching. I can use a little more glee in my life. Get it? haha

I know there are a few more shows out there. I think Nancy Drew is the only other pilot I'll be watching this year.

How about you?

Which shows did you watch? Are you going to keep watching? I'd love to hear!!

3 comments:

J Hali Steele said...

I'm a TV nut too! I like Prodigal Son but haven't caught Stumptown yet though I'm a fan of that type of show. We'll see. I also want to watch Evil. Only 3 I was interested in for the new season.

Jenn Nixon said...

Awesome!!

Cara Bristol said...

Sorry to say, I missed the pilot of Emergence. I'm going to try to catch up with episode 3. I tried Prodigal Son, but found it too creepy to watch.

I love All Rise, about an African American woman judge. I've also been enjoying Carol's Next Act. I'm looking forward to Nancy Drew.