amusingly, this TV season there are a bazillion shows that have piqued my interest. So I thought, when I watched the pilots, I would blog about them (Pilots for new shows, anyway. I expect TVD to be more of The Same). So, without further adieu, here on this week’s edition of I WATCH PILOTS: FOREVER!
(contains mild(?) spoilers)
Ioan Gruffudd/Judd Hirsch/Alana De La Garza/Louraine Toussaint.
First: expectation is that this would be an OMG I LOVE IOAN wasn’t he that guy? That did that stuff, with the accent and a Hornblower?
But let me get this straight right off the bat: I love me some Judd Hirsch.
Ioan is really tanned, and doing his best Sherlock. Then, much much info-dumping, which I didn’t need yet. HISTORY IN A NUTSHELL. At least it’s in his charming accent, which did not lull me into thinking the infodump was necessary, because what’s wrong with peppering this stuff in, yo? Although, now I know this is also a story about Ioan’s mystery, and not just the mysteries he is clearly going to solve. OH! GIRL MOMENT. It’s a we will tell you mostly all of the things in the first few minutes sorta show. And now, mysterious cop moment. And train accident. Murder mystery. I am marginally bored, but now Judd Hirsch is back on screen so I am happier.
Then Judd went away.
…and more info dumping. This is: what not to do in your novel, kids.
Oh, but isn’t this one of the kids from the Jefferson Institute?
Mysterious Cop Sighting! Now in the Morgue!
IT’S COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE.
Oh, wait, wrong show.
15 minutes, still a bit bored, mostly because of the aforementioned info dumpings.
Now, more mystery.
Ioan is about to become Prime Suspect.
Now, flashback to the GIRL FROM BEFORE.
I kinda wanna watch the Judd Hirsh/Morgue Attendant-Assistant show instead of this one.
INEVITABLE HAPPENS. Twice.
I am not sold.
Why is Ioan so tanned? How the hell do you pronounce Ioan. I can’t remember.
I’m finding the musical score very Direct. Do not like.
Why is the medical examiner on the whole entire case? Why is the novelist on the case? At least Joan makes a speck of sense. Also, Joan. *happy sigh*
Also, unsurprisingly, show is very white.
And naked water time! Secret ain’t so much a secret no mo’!
Where is Judd Hirsch!?
Oh, but of course. Convenient won’t remember, it’ll be fuzzy now with more “aren’t you”
Ioan does have nice crinkly eyes, but still too tanned.
I did not need the exit-monologue. This is such a Pilot.
chances of continuing to watch, about the same. Flip a coin, make a bet. You might win!
in our next episode: Gotham!