- The Michael J. Fox Show--Like its leading man, it's just so goshdarn likable that you can't help but smile. There are real questions about what the show looks like going forward (is it a workplace comedy or a family comedy? can the supporting cast generate interesting stories?), but I'm in on this one without question, and today's casting news suggests there's interesting stuff ahead.
- The Blacklist--In my view, the Alias pilot is one of the best of all time. This pilot reminded me a lot of a lesser version of that one, though without the visual and structural inventiveness of Alias. Young woman gets brought into a shady operation, and in the process, secrets are revealed about the operation, the man who brought her in, and herself. In addition, the twist about her relationship with Spader that the trailers seem to suggest isn't revealed in the pilot, and the pilot's ending suggests that we're going in a different direction. Most importantly, more than any other pilot I saw, I understand exactly what the show is week to week after watching this--each week, they hunt down another criminal from Spader's "Blacklist," and we also have mythology bits sprinkled in. Yeah, I'll watch.
- The Tomorrow People--Young, pretty, people with superpowers on the run from an EEEEVIL government agency that wants to capture them? Yeah, we've seen this before, but it's well executed, makes good use of NYC location filming, and has fun with it. It's a perfect leadout for Arrow.