PILOT REVIEW: The Tomorrow People (2013 TV Series)
Network: The CW
Cast: Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell, Mark Pellegrino
Additional Info: TMP Site, IMDB, Wiki
They are the next evolutionary leap of mankind, a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities - the Tomorrow People. Stephen Jameson stands at the crossroads between the world we know and the shifting world of the future. Up until a year ago, Stephen was a “normal” teenager - until he began hearing voices and teleporting in his sleep, never knowing where he might wake up. Now, Stephen’s issues have gone far beyond the usual teenage angst, and he is beginning to question his sanity. In desperation, Stephen decides to listen to one of the voices in his head, and it leads him to his first encounter with the Tomorrow People — John, Cara and Russell — a genetically advanced race with the abilities of telekinesis, teleportation and telepathic communication. The Tomorrow People are being hunted down by a paramilitary group of scientists known as Ultra. Led by Dr. Jedikiah Price, Ultra sees the Tomorrow People as a very real existential threat from a rival species, and the outcast group has been forced to hide out in an abandoned subway station just beneath the surface of the human world. Trading in secrets, Jedikiah offers Stephen the chance for a normal life with his family and best friend, Astrid, if he will help in the struggle to isolate and eradicate the Tomorrow People. On the other hand, Cara, John and Russell offer Stephen a different type of family and a home where he truly belongs. Unwilling to turn his back on humanity or the world of the Tomorrow People, Stephen sets out on his own path - a journey that could take him into the shadowy past to uncover the truth about his father’s mysterious disappearance, or into an unknown future with THE TOMORROW PEOPLE.
This series doesn't really originate from a book, but it is inspired by a British tv series with the same name. It has the same concept as the original British show. As to having the same story line, that I do not know. What I know is, this show is interesting.
The show starts with Stephen introducing himself...blah, blah blah. Until bam! Bathroom scene. But you don't get to see his whole naked body, or the abs (at least). What we can see is his collarbones, and his neck. That's good enough for me! Then he introduces his friends, family and we get to see him in bed...half naked. In this episode, we are introduced to the Tomorrow People; the new evolution of the human race. It isn't explained how they got the name, or who named them. But I hope in the coming episodes we get to know more about the story behind the name.
This episode is an introduction to the whole series. It can make or break. It didn't exactly make for me. But I'm giving it a chance. You can expect small action scenes, which is okay enough for me. I'm looking forward to more action scenes in the future. We have drama, romance and action in this series. I'm not really sure with the romance. This is by The CW. So I hope after an action-pack (I hope) first season this won't turn all mushy and romantic. *cough* The Vampire Diaries *cough*
Here are some photos and the official trailer: