In our final pilot review before the fall season begins in a few weeks, Lori
and I discuss what works (and doesn’t work) about three more new fall pilots:
in America (The CW), Reaper
(The CW), and Cane
The short version? Cane is the Jimmy Smits-led Latino family drama,
Reaper is the Buffy-esque dramedy of a young man who discovers
on his 21st birthday that his parents sold his soul to the devil, and Aliens
explores how a Wisconsin family reacts when a Pakistani Muslim exchange student
comes to live with them (hint: not well).
Since most of the lead characters in these shows are men, why do you care? Reaper and Cane were created/written by women, and the prejudice Raja faces in Aliens will probably seem more than a little familiar to lesbian and bi women in the U.S.
Also, Reaper is one of the funniest dramedies we’ve seen on TV in a long time.
Why else do you care? Missy Peregrym. Paola
Original Cindy Valerie Rae
Plus Rita Moreno, Amy Pietz
and a teenage girl who’s "sweetly unaware of how good looking she is."
(Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.)
Watch the vlog below (no major spoilers) — and next weekend, look
for our vlog about Jodie Foster‘s new movie The
She Made Me Watch This! Fall Pilot Review:
Aliens, Reaper and Cane