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Old May 17 2013, 11:32 PM   #2446
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The 100 and Tomorrow People look cool, but the clip for Star-Crossed didn't really do much for me.
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Old May 18 2013, 12:11 AM   #2447
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It is amazing how on-brand all the CW shows are.

Angsty teenagers hundreds of years ago.
Angsty teenagers as superheroes.
Angsty teenagers in high school with aliens.
Angsty teenagers as immortal vampires.
Angsty teenagers in the future.

All who are ridiculously good looking. All who talk, and act like present day American teenagers.

I'll give them a try, but all the high concept genre-y trappings can't disguise that these are very much typical CW shows.
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Old May 18 2013, 02:48 AM   #2448
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Angsty teenagers as superheroes.
If you're referring to Arrow, its lead superhero character is 28 years old in-story, and the rest of the characters mostly range from upper 20s to early 50s, with only his kid sister and her boyfriend being 18 or so.
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Old May 18 2013, 03:04 AM   #2449
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^^^
I think he's referring to The Tomorrow People.
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Old May 18 2013, 11:19 AM   #2450
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Yeah, Tomorrow People is what I was referring to.

Arrow isn't quite as on-brand for the CW.
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Old May 18 2013, 03:15 PM   #2451
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^Which is my point -- that not everything the network does is the same.
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Old May 18 2013, 09:12 PM   #2452
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But was he referring to all CW shows ever, or just the crop of new CW picks, 'cause it looks like the latter to me.

Anyway The 100 trailer looks alright. I'll wait for some reviews and if similarly positive I'll give it a look-see.
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Old May 18 2013, 09:26 PM   #2453
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^He said "all the CW shows." Maybe he meant "all the new CW shows," but I can only read words, not minds.
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Old May 20 2013, 04:03 AM   #2454
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Angsty teenagers as immortal vampires.
If you're referring to The Originals, isn't Rebekah the only one who's trying to pass herself off as a teenager? Klaus and Elija never really struck me as teenish. Most of the other characters in the backdoor pilot didn't seem to be teens either.
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Old May 21 2013, 02:25 AM   #2455
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Mia Maestro to co-star in The Strain

Siberia - NBC Acquires One Hour Series

“The concept of survival, when mysterious elements are at play, makes for a compelling show,” said Jeff Bader, President, Program Planning, Strategy and Research for NBC Entertainment. “We believe a scripted series that offers an insightful behind-the-scenes view of how a reality concept comes together — especially when things don’t go according to plan — will connect with our audience in a very satisfying way.”

In 1908, a meteor hit deep into the remote Siberian territory of Tunguska. Now, more than 100 years later, 16 contestants descend on Tunguska unknowing of the land’s mysterious past. When a contestant is badly injured and no help arrives, the contestants are met with the chilling realization that the strange occurrences are not part of the show. With their safety threatened, competing contestants must band together in an effort to survive.

“Siberia” is an Infinity Films Production in association with Sierra/Engine Television and Welldone Productions. Executive producers are Ohoven, Slava Jakovleff and Philip. The series was created by Matthew Arnold. Sierra/Engine Television will handle the worldwide distribution rights for the series and will present it at the May screenings.
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Old May 22 2013, 02:44 AM   #2456
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Caliburn24 wrote: View Post
It is amazing how on-brand all the CW shows are.

Angsty teenagers hundreds of years ago.
Angsty teenagers as superheroes.
Angsty teenagers in high school with aliens.
Angsty teenagers as immortal vampires.
Angsty teenagers in the future.

All who are ridiculously good looking. All who talk, and act like present day American teenagers.

I'll give them a try, but all the high concept genre-y trappings can't disguise that these are very much typical CW shows.
While the CW's remake of the Tomorrow People certainly "fits" the specific brand you accuse it of, the source material dates back to the British ITV channel back in the early 70s. When TP premiered, that "other" famous British show, the one on the BBC, starred Tom Baker.
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Old May 24 2013, 10:21 AM   #2457
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Hmm. I like Mia Maestro. She was in Alias for a while.
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Old June 18 2013, 03:14 PM   #2458
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Almost human trailer has been released.



I'll definitely be checking this out.
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Old June 18 2013, 03:22 PM   #2459
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Pretty sure that's the same trailer from a couple months ago.
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Old June 18 2013, 03:25 PM   #2460
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Yeah, me too... Where's our resident genre updater?
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