All fall new shows have premiered, and I have seen the pilot of ALL of them on every broadcast network. Granted, I haven’t had the time to make a review of each of them since it’s really a ton of them so I wanted to summarize my opinion in one paragraph and score of each of them. As well as predict if it will survive or not for a second year.
Favorite NBC Pilot: The mysteries of Laura
Runner Up: State of Affairs & Constantine
A To Z 7/10
It’s a cute little show on how a couple finally meets and get together and start building their relationship. Unfortunately, once you see the pilot, you pretty much feel you have seen the best part of the show, which is how they meet. Showing how their relationship moves along just doesn’t seem as interesting as the concept of the pilot itself.
Full Review: A to Z (Pilot) Review
Bad Judge 4/10
What I consider the worst pilot I have seen this year, which is a shame because it had so much potential to become something special. Kate Walsh is a good actress, she is just super badly used in here. The comedy relies too much on trashy jokes that simply don’t feel any bit of genuine, instead it gives you the creeps.
Full Review: Bad Judge (Pilot) Review
Mysteries of Laura 7.5/10
Laura starts off as a funny promising show, which sometimes loses its balance with the introduction of the kids of Laura. The kids behave extremely crazy, and it just doesn’t prove funny, instead it makes Laura look like a terrible mom. However, when the show is focusing on the police cases themselves, it can actually be quite interesting as they manage to combine nicely the serious drama with the craziness of Laura as a character.
Status: Undecided, could be renewed or could be cancelled
Full Review: The Mysteries of Laura (Pilot) Review
The pilot is a bit lost, but it definitely has great production values and the lead in protagonist proves to be quite an interesting one. Unfortunately on this pilot, the important character on the episode feels a bit out of place and not well connected, which is why they removed her on future episodes for an entirely different female character. Still, the show leaves you wanting to see more.
Status: Possible Cancellation
Marry Me 7/10
Suffers from the same problems as A To Z. It establishes a fun little story on how the couple keep trying to propose to one another until they finally do. But after that is done, you really don’t feel compelled to see more of what’s to come. You feel that the fun and interesting part is already done, like if you watched a short movie.
Status: Possible Cancellation
State of Affairs 7/10
The pilot has a very strange format going for it. It tries to put together a lot of stuff in order to appeal to all your senses. The idea of the main lead getting drunk and having casual sex seems out of place for a person who is still thinking about her fiancee that died, are you really doing any favors to him that way? It also makes it very awkward when she is speaking to her would be mother in law (madam president). Katherine is still pretty impressive on this serious role, she really gets very involved with the character. Yet I am still not feeling good chemistry between her and the other characters.
Status: Undecided for now, still too new