Pilot: “Mary Kills People”

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The medical drama is nothing new to TV, which could be good or bad depending on the overall series. The ones that stand out somehow manage to do something truly different and refreshing enough, while maintaining an overall compelling narrative that keeps you coming back for more. The ones that have a specific theme at its core seem to be even rarer, and so it’s pretty much up in the air on whether or not it’ll be worth watching. Continue reading

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Pilot: “Great News”

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The end of the current television season means the start of random shows you’ve never heard of popping up. Why exactly? Because networks are so jam packed with shows, they can’t find any other time or way to schedule new programming, or at the least, realize that maybe less really is more. Perhaps if they focused on the plethora of shows already seeking a time slot, then they’d see better ratings and wouldn’t feel the need too constantly fill every hour with programming nobody’s going to even pretend to be interested in watching in the first place. Until that time, well, here we are again. Another new show. Continue reading

Pilot: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

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Every now and then you stumble upon a TV series that just works. It hooks you from the beginning. Even if you hadn’t heard much about it and went in blind, the pilot episode did what it was supposed to do. Convince you the series will be well worth your time. In this day and age, with television being so different, falling in love with the first episode may not be the best thing to do. You may have loved it, but it might not be able to convince the right people to let it go on and prove itself as a regular series. And here I thought all digital platforms were flawless. Continue reading

Rewind: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” A 20th Anniversary Special

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Every television series has to start somewhere. Even if the show doesn’t become a beloved classic, in whatever form that takes, it could become a slightly successful one or a quickly cancelled series, but there’s always a beginning. Some are more memorable than others, and some just do what they’re supposed to. Introduce you to the world and characters of a series you hopefully stuck around with for however long it was on. Continue reading

Pilot: “The Good Fight”

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Another year, another spinoff. However, unlike with most others, even if I do end up watching them or trying to, this one is one I was genuinely excited about. From the absolute beginning. When I heard it was being developed and then shot, I couldn’t help but be intrigued and thrilled. When I heard who was returning I knew this was well worth setting high hopes for. Now that it’s arrived, where does it stand amongst all the other spin-offs that have come and gone or are still on the air? Continue reading

Pilot: “Good Behavior”

Starting a new series can sometimes be as simple as following a familiar face. The series doesn’t even have to promise anything resembling a good time, but it’s better if it does, or at the least has the potential to be. For some, just the fact that so and so is back on the air is enough. For others, it’s that and the fact that the new series genuinely looks good. Compelling even. Whatever it is, hopefully it proves itself time and again. Continue reading

Pilot: “Search Party”

No matter how dark a comedy can get or infused with drama it ends up being, there’s usually one thing that keeps you interested. Typically it’s the laughs you’ll have from clever and well timed jokes. However, while most viewers will expect all sorts of mile a minute jokes, sometimes that’s not what’s needed. A little comedy can go a long way. Continue reading