October 14, 2013 by rachelcmann
So, I was half thrilled and half dreading this show. CW tends to over-soap-opera these shows and I want it to be good. As usual, there’s a lot to get through in the pilot but I feel like they did a pretty good job of spacing out the exposition and the action.
So Stephen Jameson (Robbie Amell, brother of the smoking hot CW’s Arrow Stephen Amell) is a teenager who everyone thinks is going crazy. He sleep walks and hear’s voices and goes to therapy. But then, in the moment that pretty much every teenager wishes for, he discovers that he’s special. Unique. Not crazy. Savior of the tomorrow people race (or something). The Tomorrow People (stupid name and they acknowledge that) can teleport, as well as have powers of telepathy and telekinesis. So that’s awesome. One small evolutionary flaw, they can’t kill people. Injure yes, outright murder no. The shady government division dealing with them is led by the creepy ex-Lucifer Mark Pellegrino (he was Lucifer in Supernatural, and a bad guy vampire in Being Human). He’s a got a lock on the silver tongued devil market. So he and the Tomorrow people he converts try to capture and neutralize all of the mutants. Good vs Evil and done.
Anyway, there’s a lot more going on in the pilot but that’s the outline, and I can see this getting good but right now I feel like it’s on shaky ground. I hope it gathers strength and gets better but we’ll have to wait and see.
- The CW’s ‘The Originals’, ‘The Tomorrow People’, ‘Reign’ Get Orders For More Scripts (m.deadline.com)
- Are The Tomorrow People Something Special? (tvline.com)