I've seen some of the fall pilots and Last Resort is the one I liked best. I mean, this was one highly entertaining hour filled to the brim with crazy shit. Crazy shit on top of crazy shit.
The first few minutes does a smooth job of introducing the main players like Captain Andre Braugher, XO Scott Speedman, COB Robert Patrick, the admiral's daughter, and all the players, then insane stuff just starts happening. Mostly involving missiles launching. Then invading an occupying a NATO base on a South Polynesian island. (Hey, when did the Island on Lost get a NATO base?) I thought Braugher launching a nuclear missile at Washington, DC to get the US government to call off their attack was the apex of crazy stuff, until Braugher made his public declaration of independence against the US. Speedman's response was the line of the night: "Just crazy enough, sir."
I like how there's no indication where this story is going to go. Logically, everyone on board the USS Colorado is doomed. No way they get back home to their families. But crazier stuff is gonna happen, probably.
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This falls into what I call the Fox Movie Box on TV. When Fox brings out their new shows for the fall or what I like to call cows to the slaughter, they have some great ideas. Sadly, those ideas would be better spent as a movie like Alcatraz, Terra Nova and this year's Mob Doctor. Ideas that could fill a two hour movie, but not 22 hours of TV let alone for multiple seasons.
I can see this being Crimson Tide with the races reversed in the lead roles. If it were a movie the young commander would fight the older one and either kill him or stop the nuke attack then surrender to America. The young XO would be free of all charges and come back to his beautiful super model wife while the other hot chick would either die at the end trying to warn her Admiral father or give the hint she banged the young XO only to die at the end. Either way, she dies. And in my head that is how that show/movie would end which is probably better than what the actual end will be or it will just like that with 100 hours of TV to get to that point.
(edited by lotjx on 1.10.12 1442) The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
I think The Next Great American band is a solid premise and, theoretically, SHOULD be a better draw than American Idol. Unfortunately, Fox decided to give it the FRIDAY NIGHT TIMESLOT OF DEATH, which seals its fate.