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Pilots Badlands

AMC has been touting their newest show, Into the Badlands, for several months now. Described as a post-apocalyptic martial arts drama, the show’s timeslot after The Walking Dead makes sense, in terms of ratings, etc. Is this show worth it? The short answer is, I don’t know. “The Fort” brings the world to life with really good action, but gives us characters who are pretty bland and one-note so far.

Pilots Blood and Oil

Big bets pay off remarkably well in Blood & Oil‘s pilot. Scheming, borrowing significant sums of money and being willing to risk it all based on dubious sources of information – in this case, eavesdropping someone’s cell phone conversation – all pay off very quickly.

Pilots Blindspot

In Times Square, a cop notices an unattended bag with a tag attached to it that says “Call the FBI”. After the space has been cleared, a member of the NYPD Bomb Squad approaches it. Not detecting any radiation from it, he goes to inspect the bag.

Pilots Life in Pieces

Since Parenthood wrapped up 7 months ago, I’ve been looking for the next family ensemble show to fill the void left behind by the Braverman’s. So when I started seeing commercials for CBS’ latest sitcom Life in Pieces, I was certainly intrigued.

Pilots Marry

As we wind down from the pilots of the new series of the 2014/2015 seasons, it’s always important to keep in mind that while any pilot is a crap shoot in terms of potential and longevity, pilots for comedies in particular have it especially rough.

Pilots Jane

The real miracle of Jane the Virgin isn’t how a 23-year old virgin could end up pregnant, but how a show could possibly balance so many outrageous twists with sincerity and charm. I was initially quite skeptical of the show given the premise, but less than ten minutes in, I was completely drawn into Jane’s world.

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From the opening seconds of Mulaney, which features John Mulaney (who plays a version of himself) in the middle of performing his standup routine, it is clear that the show is heavily inspired by sitcom icon Seinfeld.

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“You’re a judge, not a social worker!” admonishes Judge Rebecca Wright’s boss. For a show called Bad Judge that observation might come as a surprise. The “bad” part presumably refers to things such as her wild partying, exhibitionist sex on her desk, pregnancy scares, and hangovers.

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