Pilots, Pt.3

Last one for the week, I promise!

The Exorcist (Horror) – Skip. To be fair, I’m the wrong audience for this, because the “demonic possession” genre is my least favorite horror genre. I enjoy Geena Davis, but this pilot felt extremely slow, especially for a story we’re all so familiar with in one form or another. There was a brief scary moment at the end, but I don’t think there’s enough here for horror aficionados.

No Tomorrow (Comedy/Romance) – Watch. This quirky rom-com fits in nicely with other CW gems, Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. (I appreciate that the CW isn’t just the superhero network.) I think this is definitely a show for a specific audience, and the supporting cast could use a little work, but I really enjoyed it. The two leads are adorable in different ways, and they’re really what’s pulling me in to keep this one on the DVR.

Frequency (Drama) – Watch. I don’t remember much from the film version of Frequency, except that I liked it, so this is another remake I was unsure of going in. I was pleasantly surprised. Good pace, good hook (even if the parallel universe business is a little out of hand this TV season), and the typical pretty faces of the CW. It’s in the rotation for now.

Reality:

The Voice – Watch. Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys bring a nice, new energy to the show this season, but everything else remains the same with the format. I’ve always thought The Voice was a more enjoyable show to watch than American Idol, but they just don’t seem to have any breakout stars the way that Idol did back in the day. Here’s hoping this season brings the next Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood.

Dancing With the Stars – Skip…unless you’re an uber-fan. This is a pretty dull season so far, with the exception of front-runner Laurie Hernandez, who is so clearly winning this thing. It’s nice to have a few pros back, and I always love to see how far my So You Think You Can Dance alums have come–it gives me the same fix that show used to. I’ve only been watching for three or four seasons now, so I’m still in, but for those of you who’ve watched since season one (I’m looking at you, Shannon!), you can absolutely sit this one out.

 

 

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