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dex14 04-04-19 09:32 AM

In the Dark (The CW) -- S: Perry Mattfeld, EP: Stiller, Showalter -- premieres 4/4/19
 
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THURSDAY, APRIL 4

SERIES PREMIERE

IN THE DARK

"Pilot" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLS) (HDTV)

SERIES PREMIERE - Murphy (Perry Mattfeld, "Shameless") is a hard-living, hard-drinking, disaffected twenty-something with a penchant for cigarettes and casual sex. She's also blind. Murphy lives with her supportive best friend, Jess (Brooke Markham), and - more reluctantly - her trusty guide dog, Pretzel, whose presence she resents. Her parents, Hank (Derek Webster) and Joy (Kathleen York), own a guide dog school, a venture they opened hoping it would give Murphy a job with some purpose. Murphy's closest friend is a sweet teenager named Tyson (Thamela Mpumlwana), whose kindness and intelligence are currently going to waste as he deals drugs on the street for his older cousin, Darnell (Keston John). Murphy's life comes crashing down when, while out for a walk with Pretzel, she stumbles upon what she's sure is the lifeless body of Tyson in the alley outside her apartment. But when the police arrive, including a salt-of-the-earth detective named Dean (Rich Sommer), there is no body to be found - and with Murphy not exactly sober, the police aren't especially inclined to investigate. Murphy is devastated, and the only thing holding her back from spiraling downward even further is her resolve to learn what happened to Tyson. Morgan Krantz and Casey Deidrick also star. Michael Showalter directed the episode written by Corinne Kingsbury (#101). Original airdate 4/4/2019.

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
Brooke Markham as Jess
Derek Webster as Hank
Kathleen York as Joy
Keston John as Darnell
Morgan Krantz
Perry Mattfeld as Murphy
Rich Sommer as Dean

CREW INFORMATION:
Ben Stiller as EP
Corinne Kingsbury as CRTR/EP
Jackie Cohn as EP
Jon Collier as EP
Michael Showalter as EP/DIR (Pilot)
Nicky Weinstock as EP


melasnus 04-04-19 12:57 PM

Re: In the Dark (The CW) -- S: Perry Mattfeld, EP: Stiller, Showalter -- premieres 4/4/19
 
Another female anti-hero...I'll pass.

TheBigDave 04-05-19 07:13 AM

Re: In the Dark (The CW) -- S: Perry Mattfeld, EP: Stiller, Showalter -- premieres 4/4/19
 
This is probably a misprice, so jump on it quick.

In The Dark: Season 1 - $3.99


PhantomStranger 04-05-19 04:26 PM

Re: In the Dark (The CW) -- S: Perry Mattfeld, EP: Stiller, Showalter -- premieres 4/4/19
 

Originally Posted by melasnus (Post 13527912)
Another female anti-hero...I'll pass.

This was one of the strangest network pilots I've seen in years. I was taken aback by the negative vibe and edgy emotional content. That can work in a two-hour movie, but it's very difficult in an ongoing television series. Most viewers need likable characters to return week after week. It's a hard sell when the only likable character is the dog.

I'm giving it a couple of episodes to see if the characters develop, but In The Dark is going to be a very tough sell to the usual CW audience.




writer106 04-08-19 05:08 PM

Re: In the Dark (The CW) -- S: Perry Mattfeld, EP: Stiller, Showalter -- premieres 4/4/19
 
I watched this last night. I kind of liked the friendship between the main character and the guy who got murdered. It wasn't a great pilot. But, I'll keep watching it to see if it improves.

PhantomStranger 05-05-19 11:38 PM

Re: In the Dark (The CW) -- S: Perry Mattfeld, EP: Stiller, Showalter -- premieres 4/4/19
 
I may be the only person still watching In The Dark on this site. The show did improve after the pilot. They've slowly but surely softened the blind female lead. Giving her a romantic interest has done wonders. The show almost works as counter-programming to most of the stuff on the CW these days. There is a murder mystery weaved throughout the season so far, but it's really how Murphy navigates life with her major trust issues.

They also don't softball her blindness. Half the show's plots revolve around her blindness and stubborn attitude causing problems.


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