Joey Dakota lead casting.
I think this is a good point to start bitching about the pilots we already dislike.
Of all the sf/f pilots in contention this year, Joey Dakota
is probably my least favorite. If you're going to time travel, why pick the 1990s?
Other meh pilots:
The two Beauty & the Beasts
. We've already got two fairy tale based shows returning next year, isn't that enough?
, because it's all built around some kind of super duper top secret conspiracy, which a bad sign for a TV series. Conspiracies have a way of inspiring lazy writing.
. Those superhero TV shows just never appeal to me, particularly the ones involving costumes.
The Dover Agenda
, because time travel stories have this dilemma: either they can be wholly episodic and get repetitive or they can add a serialized plotline and end up with a Future Guy style mess on their hands.
Also skeptical about...
The Last Resort.
So once they've founded their island nation, what exactly do they do
? No doubt the pilot will be kickass, but then what.
. Giancarlo Esposito makes me hopeful, but this could just be The Walking Dead
. Again, the conspiracy-based plotline problem. Titus Welliver should keep things watchable though.
. Sounds mawkish.
The Dead Beat
. My tolerance levels for cop shows in sf/f window dressing is notoriously low. (I am happy to see that their numbers have diminished compared with previous years.)