14 March 2014 | varghesejunior
I want to Believe in this show !
To be honest with you all, 'Believe' was the only show that i was looking forward to watching this year, although i must admit that 'The Goldbergs' turned out to be quite a pleasant surprise in the comedy genre.
I have loved almost all of Alfonso Cuarons work,Gravity, Children of men, the guy is a genius. The involvement of JJ Abrams only served to intensify my interest in it.
This is my honest response to watching the pilot episode a few days ago.
The premise of the show is interesting, its similar to 'Touch' but not quite the same. A girl with supernatural powers, being chased by the bad guys and being protected by the good ones.
The Good- The casting is near perfect Jake McLaughlin and Johnny Sequoyah have an amazing on screen chemistry, clearly they are the highlight of the show, Delroy Lindo fits into the scheme of things like a glove in a hand-again spot on casting.
The Bad- Katie McClellan is only partly convincing as an assassin there is a very obvious lack of character development in her case, its kind of odd to see a person kill 5 people in one episode without any remorse and all of a sudden get emotional thinking about her mother.
The Ugly- It came as a shock to me the way the action scenes were filmed in the pilot, really disappointing, the action-drama genre is not something new for Cuaron yet the pilot had a lot of sloppy direction, the hand to hand combat scenes were like a brother and sister getting into a fist fight, the prison escape scene was again totally unconvincing.
I'm going to watch the rest of the season, but i really hope they step things up, you cant blame us for coming to expect more from the guys behind this show who have set such high standards for themselves that we naturally expect more, much more.