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Talk Back: What Did You Think of the Series Premiere of ABC's No Ordinary Family?

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Michael Chiklis jumping over a building.

Now that ABC has launched its family-friendly superhero drama No Ordinary Family, I'm curious to hear what you thought about the Greg Berlanti/Jon Harmon Feldman-created pilot episode.

I was very frank about my own feelings about the pilot, which I've now seen no less than three different versions of since it was picked up to series in May. But now that the premiere has aired, I want to hear what you thought about the episode in question.

Did you enjoy the pilot? Were you bothered at all by the tonal inconsistencies? What did you make of the various coincidences that sprung up throughout the pilot, from the appearance of other super-powered types to that final reveal at the very end? What did you think about the fact that their powers were all connected to their internal struggles and did you find that to be on the nose at all?

And, most importantly, will you tune in again next week?

Talk back here.

Next week on No Ordinary Family ("No Ordinary Marriage"), Jim and Stephanie keep their powers under wraps, but it doesn't mean their abilities are dormant as Jim hunts for bank robbers and Stephanie goes back to work.

Comments

The CineManiac said…
I enjoyed the show. Not as much as I had hoped I would with the excellent cast it's acquired, but I enjoyed it.
I will say this, if the horrible narration doesn't get cut out quick I might not make it for very long. The voice overs were tedious and spelled out everything we were watching, which is completely unnecessary.
But I think the charisma of most of the cast kept me compelled to at least give it another couple of weeks.
I was intrigued by the end, with the mysterious meeting between Rev. Camden and Detective William LaMontagne Jr, and look forward to seeing how that develops.
Eric said…
It was O.K. If I had a kid I'd probably watch. But I don't. So I won't be
Annie said…
I agree w/Eric. It's something that I would watch with my kids but it's not something that I'm dying to watch every week. Could use some improvement.
Mazza said…
I watched for Julie Benz but I wasn't all that in love with the show. I really HATED the voiceover bits. Don't tell me what I'm watching while I'm watching it!
Addie DeWitt said…
What has happened to Vic Mackey! Oh my, this is a train wreck.
Anonymous said…
Bupboww! (the no dice sound on Family Feud). The sooner it is gone the sooner Julie Benz can get in a decent show again.
aby said…
My soon to be 11 year old son liked it quite a bit. I wasn't as impressed. I suppose it won't hurt to have a show I can share with him now that Warehouse 13 is done for the season, but I sincerly hope it improves because the pilot was just mediocre.
Tonya Ricucci said…
ugh, couldn't even make it through the entire episode. Too family oriented--amongst many other problems-for me.

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