Kevin (Probably) Saves the World: Pilot
October 3, 2017 8:41 PM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Kevin returns home to Texas to crash with his sister and niece and has a strained homecoming. Soon after, he meets a celestial guide who informs him he is a righteous soul meant to protect the world.
posted by oh yeah! (3 comments total)
 
I agree with the mediocre reviews - Jason Ritter's charisma made the episode watchable, but, the premise doesn't seem sustainable for a series.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:30 PM on October 4


"celestial guide" is funny as hell. I mean just call the magical position what it is. Terrible idea for a show, and I wish it would have been cancelled after the pilot. Just to send a message to anybody who tries this foolishness again.
posted by cashman at 9:58 AM on October 7 [1 favorite]


Ugh... It's like they took the worst/most cliched TV/movie tropes and decided to make a show entirely leveraging them:
- "magical negro"
- "sassy black woman"
- "reluctant hero"
- "accidental hero"
- "epipaphany therapy"
- "former" "aloof big brother"
- "emo teen"


... and who knows how many more...

Well... I guess every generation needs to be "touched by an angel" again or else they won't be able to navigate the "highway to heaven"...

(The more TV I watch, the more I think I could be a TV writer... Just need to be able to access TV tropes and glue together ideas)
posted by jkaczor at 9:14 AM on October 16 [1 favorite]


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