Connect with IMDb. Share this Rating. Title: Pilot (09 Oct 2013). Frequently Asked Questions. 9 January 2014 by skteosk (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews. I tried to approach this without preconceptions of the original.
Apart from the silly use of a fake key card instead of just using their powers, I enjoyed it up until the point John started beating people up with kung fu moves and it turned into a remake of X-Men or Mutant X rather than The Tomorrow People. At least they kept the no-kill rule, although even that was overdone and turned into a limitation from on high rather than an instinct.
And then we have Jedekiah. Well, they call him Jedekiah but he's really Colonel Masters. Not that that's a bad thing since Masters was one of the best villains in the original but you just long for a shape-shifting robot. His moral ambiguity is somewhat lacking when he starts shooting people in the head for the sake of it but it'll be interesting to see how he develops. Of course the focus is on Stephen, a typically unconvincing teenager with a best friend who used to be a nurse on Casualty, and an uncanny resemblance to Peter Parker. His character arc is one of the more interesting, and his dynamic with Cora a lot more convincing than hers with John(love triangle coming up?), so maybe he'll help me judge it as a show in its own right. It needs a lot more to be a good one though.