Interesting (sorry to post it here):
But about Point Pleasant, I think I will give it a try, but have to say I wasn't too impressed by the previews...the whole Spawn of Satan thing is intriguing, but I can also see it sinking like a stone if the acting is bad and the writing isn't clever.
Letters To Martha seems really uninteresting, actually.
Point Pleasant is in the vcr. I hope it's good!
Is there going to be a Point Pleasant discussion? I have comments, but don't want to put them in here if there's going to be an official thread....
I haven't watched it yet, so feel free to comment here.
Well, I'll keep it short and spoiler free, since you haven't watched yet. Way too much O.C., not nearly enough X-Files. In fact, by the end of the episode, I was referring to it as "The P.P.". Oh, and NONE of the people looked or sounded like they were from the Jersey Shore. I'm close to giving up, but the previews looked like it may get somewhat interesting, so I'll give it one more episode.
I've read a lot of "supernatural teen" fiction over the years (it's one of my guilty pleasures) and this show reminded me of the bad supernatural teen fiction. Not enough mystery in the mystery. I agree, the Jersey Shore setting seemed really arbitrary. I liked the music they used, though.
Ugh, that's one thing I forgot to mention. The music was HORRIBLE. Really distracting.
It wasn't awful, its wasn't great. I don't imagine it is going to last more than 5-6 episodes.
Fox doesn't seem to have a ton of patience for its new shows and given the time slot, I think this one is doomed.
I haven't made it to the end of the episode (fell asleep) but mostly I was bored. The characters are very cookie cutter and the lead is no Kristen Bell (or SMG). Dialogue isn't very slick, either.
And, yes, everyone's kind of pretty and plastic with no real depth. But maybe that's just it being the pilot and there's more.
I just didn't believe it.
The whole O.C. set-up was so ridiculous...I mean it was kind of ridiculous on "the O.C." itself (hey, loser-Chico-boy-who's-actually-really-smart-and-who we've-known-for-a-day, come live with us!) but come on. I don't care if her dad is Satan. She has NO connection to these people and they're letting her live with them, no questions asked?
And if all her presense in the town does is make everyone really horny, then the series really doesn't have much to offer.
In all, not impressed.
HATED it. Just hated. Poorly written, expositional, bad acting, no plot and no emotion. The dialogue was painful to hear. I am really big on dialogue when it comes to movies and television and this was really bad. We did not make it to the second hour of the pilot. Definitely a no-watch.