Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Persons Unknown - Pilot (review)

Episode Title: Pilot
Cost: Free via Hulu

This is an odd show. And with LOST being off the air, I am not surprised that networks are trying to fill the void left by such a strong program. But that would be like trying to fill in for Friends or M*A*S*H. It just is NOT going to happen. In fact, I would guess that it will be at least three to five years before another powerful show is on TV.

Anyway, back to the new show. So far, it is interesting, but I was expecting that. A group of strangers mysteriously wakes up in a hotel in some unknown location. A mother, a soldier, a mystery man, etc. They eventually make it out of the hotel to discover a town of sorts that will not let them leave. That's right, they get to a certain point and collapse. Kind of lame.

Also lame is the supporting cast of people that run the restaurant and sit the front desk at the hotel. I think if I were in that situation, I certainly would have handled things differently. Guns, supplies, water, food, safety, etc. would all be on my list of things to find, but just taking the strangers word that he knows nothing does not quite fit in.

What is not so lame, at least for now, is the mystery behind who did this (kidnap the people), why they did this, and the story behind each of the people involved. So, until we get there, we will just have to wait and see what is going to happen.

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