The CW has been advertising their new show, The Tomorrow People, almost everywhere in these past few weeks leading up to it’s premier. To be completely honest, I didn’t really have any clue what it was even about. But after the first episode aired last night…yeah I still don’t really have any idea what it’s about. Doesn’t mean I don’t dig it though…
At first, I thought it was going to be all about people finding other people with individual mutations; kind of like an X-Men type deal. But these guys apparently have got the whole package: telepathy, telekinesis and teleportation. (As well as this new mystery power our lead character, Stephen has just, like, created). So because of this awesome mutation, Lucifer…oops, I mean Dr. Price, is after them in an attempt to rid the world of mutants. Pretty decent plot, set up with it’s own little twist of Dr. Price being Stephen’s long lost uncle. So at first glance it all seems pretty legit.
However, intriguing as I found the show, there are, obviously, some worries that come with it. First off, it’s a re-boot. The original show aired in the UK in the 70s, and lasted for eight seasons. I’m an American, I love my country, but let’s be honest guys our re-makes of British television tend to be less than perfect. Rotten tomatoes gave it a 32%, saying that it “suffers from a middling plot that feels cobbled together from better sci-fi dramas”. But let’s be fair guys! It’s been one episode. Where would our cult-classics be if we abandoned them at the pilot? I’m sure we can all remember the entire first season of Buffy, and how weird Supernatural seemed at first. We just have to give it a chance.
My second worry, and probably the biggest, is the amount of these shows that are making their way into the airwaves this year. This show’s got a lot of competition, and seeing as it’s the baby of the family it has a lot to live up to. The Superhero world is blowing up, and The Tomorrow People is just one to emerge this fall. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is sure to give them a run for their money. Not only that, but the show’s star Robbie Amell has some competition with his older cousin, Stephen Amell, on the CW’s Arrow, which airs directly before The Tomorrow People. Now to me, this isn’t a problem, just an advantage. But then I remember that not all people live for television and don’t necessarily want to sit for two hours and watch T.V.
So here’s what I say to you, Tomorrow People: good start. Not a mind-blowing start, but a good one. And hey you’ve got some pretty attractive people so why not? I will most definitely be keeping up every Wednesday night.
What do you guys think? Good? Bad? Horrible? Beautiful? Cast your vote!
Internet Movie Database: The Tomorrow People – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069647/?ref_=sr_2
Rotten Tomatoes: TV Shows: The Tomorrow People – http://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/the-tomorrow-people/?hub=15
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