Instead of Pilot, they could've called it 'three sex scenes with Keri Russell, each uncomfortable in their own way'. I guess that's too wordy. (This is definitely an FX show.)
I thought this was a really strong debut episode. I wanted spy action, I got spy action. I really didn't want relationship drama, but the relationship drama as an examination about how Phillip and Elizabeth who they were and how they were responding to their deep cover differently. Maybe a lot of it is just how they were closer in the end; I didn't want the show to be about married spies separating and they clearly veered away from that. It's spies doing crazy things barely ahead of the law*, and seems to be excellent at that. The fight scenes were brutal, the wigs were amusing - it feels authentic
* - with a super agent implausible living across the street, but whatever. His wife seemed nice.
Speaking of authentic, I appreciate how it's a period drama, but it's the urge to go all "I Love The '80s" - it feels of the time but not an exercise in nostalgia.
The pedophile subplot surely will be picked up in some later episode, but seemed like something to pad out this episode. Were we introduced to that attacker prior?
Originally posted by thecubsfanThe pedophile subplot surely will be picked up in some later episode, but seemed like something to pad out this episode. Were we introduced to that attacker prior?
Pretty sure it was just Phillip in another wig. (He had memorized the guy's name on the credit card.) No future pick-up, all padding, I'd imagine.
Originally posted by odessastepsTUSK~!
Twitter had Tusk in my head the last few days even before I watched it. Now that I've seen it, my brain is going to be all Tusk, all the time.
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Wigs outstanding, I thought this was a very good pilot. It didn't do everything at once and set-up enough room to expand the show if need be. The BBQ scene was absolutely amazing. I really thought Keri Russel was going to give Gemma a run for her money for most cold hearted bitch on TV til the husband owned the last 30 minutes. The FBI next door seems a little too contrived, but I like how they are setting him up to be a bit off by even his own wife's standards.
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The first 10 minutes got this show placed onto my normal early morning workout roster. My RPM's & Calorie Count far surpassed every other recent show I am watching. I love the premise and by the end of the show, I was hating Keri Russell's character. Glad to see that she came to realize that maybe Phillip has her first in his mind instead of Mother Russia. And I really like Phillip, his beatdown of Errol at the backyard BBQ was something every father of a young daughter had to be cheering about.
The station I used to work at has had a local Labor Day telethon in conjunction with MDA's national one for many, many years now. I remember how fun it was working behind the scenes at that one. The Packerland (local)