January 28th, 2011

thinky tim

The Cape

I've spent my lunch breaks the past two days watching "The Cape" on Hulu. I've heard mixed reviews about it, so I figured I'd see for myself.

On the one hand, after watching the pilot yesterday, I did not feel moved to watch the next episode as soon as I went home. On the other hand, I easily chose to watch the second episode during today's lunch, so I think that's decent for a new series.

Mostly, I think the pilot suffers from the usual first episode problems - trying to establish baselines for the characters while keeping the plot moving so as to be dramatic and exciting. And the plot requires a lot to set up and move, because it's Collapse )

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So, overall I like it, don't love it, and I'm definitely going to watch the next episode.

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