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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by tivoboyjr, Jan 7, 2015.
Another one I thought about that had a killer pilot was Northern Exposure.
Person of Interest
Ditto on Twin Peaks.
Honorable mention to the pilot of Miami Vice, which re-established the benchmark for cop dramas in groundbreaking ways.
Modern Family is one for me.
Battlestar Galactica (both original and reboot)
The Six Million Dollar Man
The pilot episode of Last Resort was phenomenal, but they just couldn't hold on.......
So true. I was only half paying attention, then it was wait, did that
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Lost in Space. The pilot episode was great and not full of the campy bad special effects and poor acting that plagued every other episode. The show simply got stupid after the pilot.
Last Resort. The pilot episode was riveting and amazingly intense for a TV drama. Unfortunately, it didn't have the ratings to sustain it and was canceled before the season ended, resulting in a premature finale.
Those are it for me. There are some other great shows there, but I don't remember the pilots as being great. It took a couple of shows to be hooked and I have watched a many of these.
It all seems like I need to finally watch Orphan Black and The Shield. I have all the episodes of Orphan Black ready to go. I guess that will be next.
Small thread drift ...
Speaking of pilots has anyone watched the pilot episode of Hogan's Heroes? My understanding is the pilot never aired. It has a decidedly different feel than the sitcom many of us grew up on. The pilot was much darker.
And who is the genius who thought of making a TV show based on the movie Stalag 17. It's a great movie, but not weekly TV material IMHO. If I was head of the network I would have kicked that person out of my office faster than a . . .
Goodness no.. I'm a huge B5 fangirl and as much as I'd like to adore it's pilot, they over-reached and it's pretty painful, even most of S01 was really painful at times, once the cast and the crew got their mojo in S02 it just went through the roof in the caliber of the show, S03 and 04 are two of the most amazing seasons of any series I've watched.
I agree about Last Resort. That was an awesome pilot, followed by a dozen or so really bad episodes. Shame really.
I actually enjoyed both the movie and TV series. Not sure why you would say that? They were really different, so I would say that the TV show was VERY loosely based on the movie.