Okay, it's a remake/reboot/whatever, but still... it premiered last night right after "Arrow" on the CW.
I thought it pretty much rocked. I'll definitely keep tuning in.
And of course, it's a CW show, so there was some hot male eye-candy for sure :-)
The story was interesting. The lead character was not hot enough, however. His rival in love though was smokin'.
Hopefully Robbie Amell's nipples get their deserved amount of screen time each week.
I remember a show by this name in the 1960s.
I find it a bit odd that they cast this guy in the lead of a show that immediately follows his brother's show.
His cousin's show, r5. Robbie and Stephen are cousins, not brothers. I used to have that wrong too.
There were other sites online that identified them as brothers (even wiki did initially) which I think led many of us astray.
The lead looks like Lukas Ridgston when he first started doing porn at Bel Ami
R2 wtf? Amell is very good looking. i find his "rival" quite plain looking.
Is this a remake of the british show they used to run on Nikelodeon back in the 80's??
I loved it. Lots of shout outs to the old series.
Underground subway, John, Stephen, TIM, Jedekiah, "breaking out," etc.
Will Uncle Jed end up being a robot?
Will paintings mind control?
Will Hitler return?
The original Stephen was so cute.
Robbie and Stephen would be an attractive beast with two backs.
I'm looking forward to seeing where this show goes. I never saw the original.
Where is that from r6?
I actually liked this a lot. The critics slaughtered it but I guess that was no surprise.
I am disturbed by that mole right under his bottom lip. I want it gone.
The pilot did make it look like it might be ok, but the second episode sucked. I turned it off halfway through. The lead guy is so bland and boring, and not particularly sexy either. The critics were right r19.
So the general consensus on Datalounge is that this is a good show.
Unbelievable. You people have no taste.
R22 thinks Modern Family is high art.
all the CW shows are interchangeable
Yum. I want a 3some with Robbie and Stephen!
It's just okay.
Robbie is sort of boring and not leading man material.
The blond dude is more interesting.
I'm just watching for Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino). He is such a delicious bad-guy, asshole-type.
What happens further along in the series? Should I keep watching?
Great armpit shot of Robbie. I wanted my nose in there.
Oops, I meant Stephen.
The mole is very distracting. Why does he keep it?
I wish they'd find a way to incorporate the old theme music.
I think this show has been done TWICE before, has it not?
Once in the 1970's with the original British version, and then again in the 1990's with the American version.
This is the third TV version. In between this version and the 90's version, there was another attempt to reboot it as tv series; it was when those rights expired that this version's producers were able to secure the rights. Thee was also a series of audio episodes created around 2003 or so, released on cd, featuring the 70's cast.
OP is the shilliest shill that ever shilled.
I loved the fact that the original Tomorrow People cast was so diverse. I did grow up watching the 90s version with Naomi Harris (who has had a pretty successful career even playing the current Moneypenny in the Bond films.)
This one just seemed so bland and boring from the previews -- well, CWish -- I haven't even bothered to try it.
The pilot was very good but the second episode a bit if a let-down. Both previous tv series have had four or five episode arcs; thus seems like the series is just going to be a battle between Ultra and the Tomorrow People. I certainly hope that the producers--who claim to have loved the original--realize that, as bad as the original's effects and costuming were, the stories were varied and interesting. They've taken care to pay tribute to the original--note that one of the characters this week was named Vaughan, the last name of the actor who played the original's Stephen--so hopefully they'll realize they need to do other things than a good guy/bad guy back-and-forth. It should never feel so generic.
BTW, be on the lookout for the 79's John--Nicholas Young-- to join the cast in four or five weeks.
[quote]BTW, be on the lookout for the 79's John--Nicholas Young-- to join the cast in four or five weeks.
Oh what fun!
I really enjoyed tonight's show. Much better than last week.
Really liked learning Cara's back story but wish the show would be less episodic and more serial; there's no suspense if you know someone's peril will be resolved by the upcoming commercial break. I'm hanging in, though. This was right up there with the premiere; maybe episode two was just a misstep.
I agree, R38. Good episode tonight. Better than episode 2 by far.
What was so good about it? I'll need convincing before I'll download ep. 3.
Yes tonight's episode was better than episode 2.
Good or bad, it's going to be around for awhile. TVbythenumbers predicts likely renewal.
R40, good back story on Kara (I thought they couldn't kill?), Stephen using his powers to help a human girl, his friend discovering his secret and turning into a huge cunt towards him...
What about the "The Originals?" I have epidsodes of both that need to be watched but cant' decide which to scrap.
The Originals is a much more adult show. I like it better than this one. Too much teenage angst. The Originals are more grown up. Better acting all around for the vamps as well.
Not even Pellegrino can make this show compelling. ..
Ehhhh.... it's no 4400, mostly teen mutant angst. I was sad they killed of Vaughn, Carter MacIntyre is cute.
Did anyone see the very handome new head angel on supernatural?
Yes. Very handsome.
He actually had a Hugo Weaving-in-The Matrix vibe to him.
Kept wanting him to say "Mr. Anderson"
4400, I saw that a few times and it looked intriguing. I'll put it on my binge list.
Oh, yeah, R51.
So long as Robbie keeps showing his tits, I'll keep this one programmed on the DVR.
But I'm already to the point of just fast forwarding to rate his shirtless scenes.
I think this week's episode was the best one yet.
John can kill. That was a nice revelation.
Okay, really, I do like this show alot; in fact, it's the only thing I watch other than The Amazing Race and the news. But, really, for fans of the original who claim to have viewed a remake as a lifelong quest. . . The creative team behind this really is having no fun with it. It's not that it's darker--I like that--but it's getting repetitive. One of the luxuries of something like The tomorrow people should be the whole world--and universe. . .and even history--is available for storylines. And all the show is covering is this repetitive game of one upmanship between Ultra and The Tomorrow People. Can they just move the fuck on, already? I love that John can kill. . .and kudos for the continuity between episodes in remembering that Jedekuah can't see Cara living as a telepsth. . .but can they find another storyline for a few episodes. The Ultra thing really has no suspense; it's fucking Road Runner and Wil E. Coyote time.
[quote]And all the show is covering is this repetitive game of one upmanship between Ultra and The Tomorrow People. Can they just move the fuck on, already?
I feel the same way. My feeling is that this can only last so long and perhaps, like Buffy, there will be a Big bad every season and Jedikiah/Ultra is what we get for season one.
Since we know he can stop time, why didn't he stop time in the case of the bombs.
[quote]Since we know he can stop time, why didn't he stop time in the case of the bombs.
He's not Piper Halliwell, he can't turn it on/shut it off at will...yet. He has to be in a certain mental state to do it.
Our leader in an extended shirtless scene this week... woof.
They needed to choose between making Stephen a high school student or old enough to be credible as some type of soldier. But this high school kid with a part time job as an Ultra detective is all sorts of wrong. Like Sammie Winmill in a topless scene wrong.
obviously he cannot go back to Ultra after he saved all those mutants. now what will uncle do with him?
R63, I was thinking about that... I don't know how they get him 'back inside' of Ultra. And the fact that the 'cure' is gone now means they can't create an antidote or immunization. If they have him going back to work for his uncle and staying in contact with his family... I'm not sure how they do that without straining credibility.
Another really great episode this week.
I wonder who the secret boss is...the weird space alien posing as Hitler?
When's my return to the subway station scheduled? Why should that barrel of no laughs, Nicholas Young be asked back before me?
He's a douchebag, he is!
Robbie Amell is ok, but I need Luke Mitchell to take me now. That is a fine, fine man.
The two guys vying for the one girl really need to just dump the girl and get together with each other. THAT would be ground-breaking TV! (and hot as hell)
lack of DL comments on this show does not portent well for it. i'd thought gays would be all over the eye candy here.
Me too. And it is a pretty good show, actually. Lots of fun.
Lots of eye-candy.
I understand it's doing pretty well in the ratings, but it seems weird there's so much less talk about it here as compared to, say, Arrow.
The two shows make for a great back-to-back double-feature on Wednesdays, imho.
this show gets weirder and better every week. and i'm starting to see the sexiness of John.
Okay, tonight was the best ep of the series. All that slow building of piece after piece from one slow episode to the next added up to a kick ass episode tonight. The accidental kidnapping? Awesome. The idea of bringing the person they're hiding from right into their sanctuary was awesome. Finally introducing the villain who out-villains the bad guy we've known all season and makes him look like a poof? Awesome. Having all those Ultra agents board the train to hunt down the abandoned subway station? Kick ass chilling! Having a homo superior call homo sapiens, "Saps"? Great nod to the original series. And Nicholas Young making his first appearance tonight? Frosting on the cake. Kudos for their continuity person--they've really walked the line of keeping things straight: Jedekiah thinking Kara had bo more powers, Kara's rape, John being the one who killed Stephen's father-)something to ignite a rivalry further. . .I can't say enough good things about tonight's episode. I was getting over it. Not any more.
I've been enjoying it all along, R72, but I have to agree, tonight's episode really raised the stakes.
So, that new Ultra villain. . .he's a robot q sorts, ain't he? (That plug was electrical, no?). Could the writers have pulled a smart trick on us? In the original, it was revealed that Jedekiah was a robot. This Jedekiah is human and that disappointed me quite a bit because it seemed that he show would be more teen angst than smart SciFi. But is this new villain the new series' take on the original series' Jedekiah? If they reuse the original series justification (Jedekiah is on earth to keep the human race from evolving because that evolution will make Earth impossible to colonize) this new guy could be the one who plays that role. . .Hmm. . .
I kind of knew the blond guy would end up being Jedekiah's son.
He looks like him.
So he killed his own uncle and cousin's father? Yikes....
But I thought the dad was still alive.
Robbie Amell is shirtless tonight... and he has the most beautiful nipples. Not tight and perky like Colton's, but beautiful and brown and soft... I just want to suckle at them.
WTF? How did Jedekiah not kill Morgan? That explanation went by too fast and I didn't have my DVR recording it.
And why would they kill off Crick? That's the original John!!! Fuck that!
And where are the Ultra agents that wee hunting the subways last week? I expected them to break in while the Stephen experiment was going on but. . . Nothing.
Crick was a normal doing research on TPs. Jed fooled the Leader, and me. i was sure he's taken her out. good episode. damn shame we have to wait a monhth to see more.
GREAT NAKED CHEST DISPLAY TONIGHT!
CW: Two Or Three Of 'Reign,' 'The Tomorrow People,' 'The 100' & 'Star-Crossed' Will Be Canceled
4 musical chair players, 2, at the most, chairs.
Well, I'm hoping TTP get saved but I also hope they get someone to understand that the show needs to move on already. For six episodes in a row, its the same shit. Then for two episodes, all hell breaks lose and it gets exciting. Only to grind to a halt again. This should have been so much more fun. It deserves to continue but with someone in charge who gets it.
I like the show and think it has plenty of potential to continue.
Wow... did NOT see that twist coming!!
(though in hind-sight, I totally should have)
Anyone still watching? I love this show.
i too, really am enjoying this show. but it looks like its really, really iffy that it will get a 2nd season. lots of hot men on it. the "founder" --evil hot--,the "uncle," "John," Amell.
We should have all seen it coming, but of course we didn't.
No wonder the dude has extra powers that the others don't have.
Same with Serinda Swan's character.
So does the younger brother have powers or not? Is he just a pothead?
I keep watching because I do love Mark Pellegrino. He is so deliciously bad.
The other leader guy is just an asshole.
It might get a 2nd season, it depends on how the mid-season replacement shows do.
Rein and The Originals I'm pretty sure will get renewals.
Hopefully that crap beauty and the beast gets cancelled.
and now its moving to a new night. that should "really"(eye roll) help its ratings. next airing is monday march 17.
R88, why on earth??
My Mondays are already full, thanks. And it paired nicely with Arrow on Wednesdays!
Hehe, I was spot on in my predictions :)
This show is still at wait-and-see mode.
They're gonna see if it brings any more eyeballs on Monday, plus they will wait and see how "The 100" does.
The CW has a bunch of pilots in the works. They will have limited space to launch all those new shows that are planned.
new episode tonight!
Why did they move it to Monday?
Is this the prelude to cancelation?
Did they TELL anyone it was moving?
nice cliff hanging end tonight. but it feels like they are rapidly rapping up plot points. feels like they may end the series for good this spring.
Figures they put their best episode yet on a new night when most people might not find it.
Did the ratings do okay?
Is there ANY chance this show survives?
Wow it moved? I didn't even know it was coming back already!
Nice promotion job!
The '80s show was a re-working of the original from the mid-late '70s. Originally broadcast by Thames TV with a great theme.
Dead show walking
r93, back to catalog modeling.
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I saw the first few eps of this, and DVRed the next ten in case it got good. Did it? I mean, I read it got *better*, but did it get good?
The Monday ratings have sucked, and the show that replaced its old time slot is doing well, so it's looking bad for renewal.
Should I watch the episodes I've recorded, or should I ditch them and wait to watch the series on Netflix someday, or not bother watching at all?
R100, I really like it, and it's grown on my considerably since the start... but your mileage may vary.
best recap of the show i've read yet. thanks redditor sketchyberts:
Soooooo yeah....The Founder is definitely the bad guy. Either that or it's Jed and The Founder both evil in their own way trying to achieve the same good goal in their skewed ways and unknowingly didn't realize the other was trying to achieve that greater good for humanity, all in the name of Rodger who will come back from the dead but then regret coming back from the dead and shit goes sideways and Rodger becomes the bad guy cause he wanted Limbo all too himself. If the writing is what I'm going to determine what will happen, I'll say the later does. You heard it first here Reddit...you heard it all here! Conspiracy theorist out!
Lately this show has gotten into the habit of ending on seriously "WTF!!!" moments, making you really wish you could see next week's episode NOW.
I don't suppose there's any hope for renewal?
Glad it's not officially canceled yet... the shows are getting really good. It's still ridiculous of course, but it's a FUN ridiculous.
this week's ending for the season (series?) was strangely satisfying. but left a wide open playing field if they go on with the series. Jed: is he or isn't he?
The creators are actually talking about what they're planning for season two, which seems odd given they haven't yet been renewed.
But supposedly there is going to be a "time jump" of a year or a few years.
If, you know, they get the chance.