28 April 2017 | SyoKennex
6.5/10. Not amazing. Not terrible.
This episode is getting a 6.5 stars from me.
Nine out of ten for the special effects; seven out of ten for the acting; six out of ten for the plot line and four out of ten for the ability to grip the viewer. (Nine plus seven plus six plus four = twenty-six. Twenty-six divide four = six and a half.)
Maybe it was because I had really high hopes from what I've seen on the internet about this. I went into this with really high expectations and found myself utterly bored throughout the whole pilot episode. The aim of a pilot episode is to keep the viewer entertained and to want to watch more.
I was heavily disappointed. I felt that this was quite rushed, and the plot line was jumping through the plot points without much thought to the story itself. I appreciate when there isn't a lot of things in filler or too much story line that takes away from the plot of each episode -- however -- there needs to be some form of plot for a whole series. There was nothing in this that made me want to watch the second episode.
This is extremely clever, I admit it. I thought that Peter Stone was an extremely clever character. He thinks a lot through, he comes up with the points no one is expecting, but I think that Anna Valdez helps him with that. The problem is we haven't seen that. We haven't seen any connection between any of the characters so far, mere titbits of what we have been given.
There's no way of knowing where this season is going and it makes me very nervous to continue it. All bets are off. There is nothing to even hint at what the second episode could be about.
Overall, I'm not sure about this series, but it holds a good plot for the first episode, at least. From the little we've seen of the characters, they look like they're going to be good characters. The acting holds up really well, and the make up department have done wonders already. I have one or two hopes still for this show. I'll just have to watch the second episode and see what I think then.