9 TV Pilots That Were Direct Hits And 8 That Just Missed The Mark

Dec 14, 2020 21:55


You already know that Lost is on this list. https://t.co/oI8DNeHk1K
- BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) December 12, 2020

- Direct Hit: Lost
"You know I couldn't make this list without including the Lost pilot. It has the strongest opening of all time, really pulling you in immediately and portraying how horrifying and chaotic things are while introducing our ( Read more... )

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dumpweeds December 14 2020, 22:08:27 UTC
glee had a good pilot (if I remember correctly) and the first 13 episodes were funny and snarky and then it took a sharp nosedive from there lol

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crazyfreakyaj December 14 2020, 23:46:45 UTC
Glee was a great pilot!!!

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lozbabie December 15 2020, 00:44:52 UTC
Glee was iconic.

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misscrystal December 15 2020, 01:12:38 UTC
Glee had a decent pilot, but by episode 4 I was literally asking myself outloud "Why am I watching this??" I don't think I made it past episode 5.

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angriest_girl December 14 2020, 22:10:05 UTC
It’s so tainted now by so many things, but Glee had a fantastic pilot. So good that the rest of the show struggled to live up to it.

The pilot of The Killing (US remake) was also amazing.

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sandstorm December 14 2020, 22:12:40 UTC
Isn't the first episode of Black Mirror pig fucking.

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ohmylol December 14 2020, 22:13:37 UTC
yes! the national anthem.

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sandstorm December 14 2020, 22:19:09 UTC
I've NEVER seen it, I just remember a bit on a podcast where they were talking about someone who was on there and "Is he the pig fucker?" "no he's not the pig fucker."

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missjersey December 14 2020, 22:15:05 UTC
Yeah. I watched it with my bf at the time and later we were taking a shower and he tried to bang but I was like "I legit cannot get the image of what we just saw out of my head, I cannot have sex with you or anyone right now" lol

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ohmylol December 14 2020, 22:12:52 UTC
I hate LOST now but i definitely agree the pilot was a hit, it hooks you from the start, the whole first season was fantastic.

I liked BrBa's pilot enough but the first season is the weakest one and the show takes a while to hook the audiences.

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trekkiepetrelli December 15 2020, 09:50:56 UTC
a few years ago i said on tumblr how i thought lost had the greatest pilot ever and someone replied "well it clearly didn't because they crashed on an island" IT TOOK ME DAYS TO GET IT i'm so ashamed, it was so fckn funny

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devopet December 14 2020, 22:14:00 UTC
Smallville, despite the massive cheesiness of it all also had a good pilot. I would say Sleepy Hollow.

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euraylie December 14 2020, 23:34:27 UTC
Yes to SV. It was definitely cheesy, but I loved the Lex/Clark meet-cute lol

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theactualworst December 15 2020, 00:36:29 UTC
I definitely agree about Sleepy Hollow. I remember seeing the commercials and thinking it would be dumb as fuck which made me curious enough to watch. Then the pilot hooked me.

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eldvno December 15 2020, 02:29:13 UTC
I still remember Sleepy Hollow at SDCC and thinking "omg, this is so dumb, they are making a tv show where Ichabod Crane gets resurrected in the present? That is SO dumb, it will be canceled immediately". And then the day after it premiered there was a post for next episodes and there were like 600 comments and everyone was raving about it!!

Sleepy Hollow season 1 was flawless and it really needs to be rebooted and done correctly this time, damnit!! Justice for Ichabbie!!

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