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.