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Old 09-28-10, 03:56 AM
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No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

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Synopsis:

Spoiler:
In the premiere of this sci-fi drama about a family that develops superpowers after a plane crash in the Amazon, patriarch Jim (Michael Chiklis) discovers he has immense strength, and his wife, Stephanie (Julie Benz), is blessed with amazing speed. Meanwhile, their 16-year-old daughter, Daphne, turns telepathic, and their learning-disabled 14-year-old son, JJ, becomes a genius.


Starring:
Michael Chiklis (The Shield)
Julie Benz (Dexter)
Autumn Reeser (The OC, Human Target)
Kay Panabaker
Jimmy Bennett

Written by Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters, Everwood)
and Jon Harmon Feldman (Tru Calling, Dirty Sexy Money)

Directed by David Semel

I saw the Pilot about 1 month ago and I enjoyed it. Will watch it again tonight to see it in HD and refresh my memory.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

Once again, if you haven't seen the trailer or don't know anything about this show (which is unlikely) here it is:

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Some cast changes the Pilot going forward to the rest of the season. Read at your own risk:

Spoiler:
Tate Donovan and Christina Chang are both in the Pilot are were originally cast as series regulars. Both were dropped. Donovan plays a Pilot is barely seen in the episode and is killed off. Chang, who plays a cop working with Chiklis's character may return as a guest star later.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

My love for the Buffy cast knows no end.

I'll give this a chance.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

This looks great I cannot wait for the pilot tonight.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

Going to be weird to watch this after Sunday's Dexter.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

The reviews I've skimmed haven't been too great, but I'll check it out.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

I'll be checking it out as well. I guess Chiklis wanted some lighter fare to follow up his role on The Shield (understandable).
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

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I'll be checking it out as well. I guess Chiklis wanted some lighter fare to follow up his role on The Shield (understandable).
He was on Good Morning America today and said he wanted to do a show the whole family could watch including his kids.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Going to be weird to watch this after Sunday's Dexter.
dexter spoiler!
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Maybe Julie Benz will be killed off this show, too. Crosses fingers!
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
dexter spoiler!
Spoiler:
Maybe Julie Benz will be killed off this show, too. Crosses fingers!
Okay, what is it with you and your repulsion for Julie Benz?
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

People bash Heroes and even with its flaws is 10 times better than this shitty show.

I hope this cheap knockoff gets canceled next week.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
People bash Heroes and even with its flaws is 10 times better than this shitty show.

I hope this cheap knockoff gets canceled next week.
Heroes was pretty crappy so this must be horrible.
I will give it a chance.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
People bash Heroes and even with its flaws is 10 times better than this shitty show.

I hope this cheap knockoff gets canceled next week.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Okay, what is it with you and your repulsion for Julie Benz?
she just annoys the shit out of me. i know it wasn't her, but they totally ruined her character on Dexter about 3 seasons in and in the movies I've seen her in (Saw whatever, Boondock Saints II), she's annoying as hell.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

Good God, this is just terrible. Laughably dreadful.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
she just annoys the shit out of me. i know it wasn't her, but they totally ruined her character on Dexter about 3 seasons in and in the movies I've seen her in (Saw whatever, Boondock Saints II), she's annoying as hell.
She was terrible in Boondock Saints 2, like her on Dexter though.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
she just annoys the shit out of me. i know it wasn't her, but they totally ruined her character on Dexter about 3 seasons in and in the movies I've seen her in (Saw whatever, Boondock Saints II), she's annoying as hell.
She was annoying on Dexter because the writers wrote her that way.
Loved her on Angel so will give this a try.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

So far its not really good. Seems miscast. Michael Chikli is decent, but Julie Benz and everyone else seems miscast. Everything from the look and acting makes it feel very cheap.

Feels like a ABC family channel series. also Visual effects are pretty lousy. From Julie Benz's acting and visual effects as she runs down the highway and everything is in slowmotion. Her reaction was awful.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

Seems like a real world take on the Fantastic Four or the Incredibles.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

I found it enjoyable, for what it was. Sure, it's not original by any stretch, but I thought it was fun. And one thing it got right over early "Heroes" episodes is that when you do a superhero show, you should let the viewers see some powers in action on a regular basis. And I didn't think the effects looked bad at all.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

Damn, thought this looked horrible from the commercials so had no plans on watching it. Now I read here that Autumn Reeser is in it and I'm disappointed that I didn't at least give it a token viewing.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

Originally Posted by Timber View Post
Damn, thought this looked horrible from the commercials so had no plans on watching it. Now I read here that Autumn Reeser is in it and I'm disappointed that I didn't at least give it a token viewing.
It should be online tomorrow. I would recommend at least trying it. Reeser's character is cute and spunky.

I can understand why some people may be hard pressed to take on a super hero themed show especially after the disaster that was Heroes, but I think this was a good opening episode. It introduced the characters and I think it set up everything well.

If some of you were annoyed by the Interview-style format, you obviously saw that they were talking to their therapist, so it's not some wacky mokumentary thing that The Office does. Plus, I read a story from a previous thread that it will be eliminated after episode 2.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

It's supposed to be on again Saturday.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

I really enjoyed it actually... especially the fight between The Thing and Nightcrawler.
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Re: No Ordinary Family -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/28/10

Great pilot. I am in for the season so far. I wish I was clever enough to see the "twist" coming but it caught me by surprise.

Just as long as this doesn't turn into early Smallville "Freak of the Week" type crap where everybody got their powers for the exact same place our heroes got their powers from. This show is already treading into Incredibles territory so it's going to need to work to stand out on its own.

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