Anyone watch this tonight yet? I just saw it streaming on NBC's site. It's produced by Abrams, I think.
Not sure how I feel about it yet. The opening five minutes was pretty interesting, but then it became kind of formulaic and predictable, until about the last 15 minutes, where upon it got more interesting again.
Another issue is that I didn't particularly warm up to anyone in the cast yet. I mean, I do like Miles the most, probably (he comes off as a slightly darker Dennis Quaid), and Charlie... and the black woman seems intriguing (the actress is kind of mesmerizing)... but everyone else is just kinda meh. I had a much different reaction with the Lost pilot, which I thought was far more solid and the cast (the actual actors) were more interesting overall.
Right now this feels like a mix between Lost and Terra Nova and Once Upon a Time, and I hope this is more of the former rather than the latter two. even the bad guys seem to be playing at being menacing, without really yet being menacing.
And some of the appeal of the show is just seeing what certain popular landmarks might look like if they could no longer be maintained.
I thought the scene with the ice cream was oddly touching. I mean, what would you do if this society was about to collapse. What are the last things you'd do before those things disappeared forever and you could never get them back again?