Pilot Watch: Fall 2015

The Fall TV season is starting up and every year there are always tons of shows I want to catch. This week I watched three new pilots: Scream Queens, Minority Report, and Limitless. 

Here are my non-spoilery thoughts on this new trio!

Scream Queens
I was initially drawn to Scream Queens because of Ryan Murphy and the ensemble cast. I'm not huge on campy films and series, but after watching the pilot, I'm all in for Scream Queens. Emma Roberts' was born to play Chanel and the vindictiveness of her character juxtaposed with the violence of the show is so scary it's remarkable. Additionally, I really appreciate how Lea Michele's character is the polar opposite of her public persona. It's refreshing, actually. From the hilarious Twilight reference to the steamy Nick Jonas working out scenes, I am here for what Scream Queens is putting out there and I highly recommend it if you like your camp with a side of well-dressed snark.

Scream Queens airs Tuesdays at 9pm EST on FOX.

Minority Report
As a huge fan of the Steven Spielberg film by the same name, I was thrilled about this series from that moment that it was announced. After watching the pilot, you could definitely say that I'm not overly happy with it, but I'll still tune in for more in hopes that it improves. Pilots are tough and for some of my favorite shows I couldn't stand the pilots (ahem, Arrow). It's heavy sci-fi and, if you aren't familiar with the film, a lot of the references and tools that are used might go right over your head and most of the time that's okay. You can either keep an open mind about the rules of this world and maybe you'll get hooked or you can be hypercritical of all of the pilot's plot-holes. I suggest you join me and go with the former!

Minority Report airs Mondays at 9pm EST on FOX.

Since I watched Limitless' pilot I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. It was the best hour of TV I've watched this week. Jake McDorman, who I've loved in so many projects over the years, really knocks this role out of the park. Plus, he plays guitar and I could watch that for hours alone. The pilot really hooks you into the world of NZT without relying solely on the film that its based on. Even with Bradley Cooper's fantastic cameo, it never feels like he's just there to grab the audience's attention; Bradley properly transitions us into this world to ride out this journey with Jake. There's a line in the episode about being able to remember the great ideas that you had in the shower and then subsequently forgot about...basically, I need this in my life as much as I need another episode immediately. Like, right now. I'm serious. This is a must watch!

Limitless airs Tuesdays at 10pm on CBS.

What shows have you hooked this Fall? Let me know in the comments!



  1. As I mentioned on Twitter tonight, I am loving Scream Queens and it's so true about Lea Michele. It's great to see such an opposite side of her.

    I really need to watch Limitless to see the Bradley cameo! :)

    1. Limitless is SO good. You'll fall in love with Jake too. Trust me on that!