I’ve gotten to see the first episode of three of the series I was planning on trying this TV season, and I wanted to get this up before the second episodes come out. Only one of the shows is technically genre, but I’m going to pretend Last Resort is sci-fi. Mild spoilers, but none that I consider too serious. It’s only the first episodes, after all.
Last Resort (the first episode preview is available from yahoo): premise, the crew of a submarine in the Navy take a stand.
The episode ended in such a way that I was intrigued, but the first half of it could have been handled better. I’ll admit that I love tons and tons of characters as much as the next person. More than, probably. But they can’t all be introduced at once or we won’t get to know any of them well enough to care about them initially.
Other than that, I definitely plan on watching the next episode. It’s a little unusual that the episode ended with the protagonists literally conquering an island, but we’ll see how it goes. It certainly has a lot of potential for conflict, anyway.
Revolution: premise, technology stops working.
Not sure what to make of this show yet. Once character, Nate, had an introduction which was a little clunky. And why did he and Charlie (the main heroine) start being so friendly, anyway? Where is the development?
That said, I though it was interesting to see the hunter as the idealistic one and the doctor as the cynic who doesn’t trust anyone. I’ll have to watch the next episode and see how I feel about it, to make up my mind. Favorite character so far is the doctor.
Also, anyone know what exactly the black out thing was supposed to affect? Because the electricity’s gone, cars stop dead in the middle of the road, batteries stop working, but guns are okay.
The Mob Doctor: premise, a doctor has to pay off a debt to the mob.
While this was the best put together of the pilots I saw, it wasn’t the most engaging. It did flow the best, and the character play was solid. But I couldn’t help being a little uninterested. Haven’t decided if I’m going to see the next episode or not yet.