Pilots often have a lot of information to give out and how they do that is the basis of how we viewers respond.
The seemingly ordinariness – almost ho-hum – of the intro to The Gates community in the opening, in contrast to the character Claire’s intro, hit the mark for me. I got it. I’ll watch it and see what comes of The Gates.
“I kinda have a thing for Kitchens.” Claire says and I liked that kind of subtleness.
I found The Gates interesting. The potential is there and we viewers now have to see if our own ‘cravings’ will be fed.
While it does have all the trappings of a good mix- young angst, intriguing adult interaction, murder mystery, suspense, strange anomalies amongst characters, twists and turns, I’m curious to see if it actually balances out in the episodes to come. The concept of shuffling the story together for young viewers and older viewers promises something for everyone.
The new family of plain old people tossed into the menagerie of vampires, witches, werewolves, and whatever else might be revealed – I’m not a zombie fan but throw in an alien and I’m a happy viewer – gives me hope that this one will be the one to watch.