#1 Edited by MadLaughter (200 posts) -

Last Resort doesn't air on TV until September 28th, but Yahoo has put the pilot online early, presumably to build hype and anticipation.

http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/fall-tv/exclusive-watch-abc-fall-drama-last-resort-full-061122041.html

I watched it earlier today, and thought that it was outstanding. I liked it much more than Revolution (Which you can find on Hulu), I thought the cast was better, the premise more engaging, and the possibilities at the end of the episode were much more enticing. They crammed a lot of story into the first 44 minutes of the series, but I think they pulled it off well. It is from the creator of The Shield, one of the best shows of the last ten years. (Family Meeting, anyone?)

I get a Lost/Battlestar Galactica vibe from the show, and if you're going to go with two shows to borrow inspiration, it's hard to find two better. Some shows have an outlandish premise but no likeable characters and leads with no charisma (The Event, Revolution) But I think Andre Braugher is a great leading man. Speedman wasn't bad either, and who can say no to Robert Patrick?

I am reposting this topic with a more fleshed out initial post so that it isn't shut down again for spam.

#2 Posted by Funkydupe (3311 posts) -

Where do you have to be in the world to watch that?

#3 Edited by MadLaughter (200 posts) -

I think you need to be in the USA. A user on another forum mentioned that they were able to use a legal program called "hotspotshield" to bypass that requirement.

#4 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -

#Cut my life into pieces, this is my last resort#

#5 Posted by falserelic (5324 posts) -

Lets give it up for Richard Cheese. This is my cell phone ringtone.

#6 Posted by Red12b (9075 posts) -

@MadLaughter: I watched it,

I found it .... alright, in parts, some of the acting is just laughable, and it's going to be contrived as all hell

also, the "Sexy sex sexiness sex sexy" parts were just fucking dumb

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#7 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1145 posts) -

I think the premise is insane and silly but in a great way, and it's at least not as outright dumb of a conceit as Revolution. Also, not as blatant of a "Holy shit, we need some of that Hunger Game money--get me a girl with a bow!" move.

#8 Posted by gametrkr (70 posts) -

I will give it a go.

#9 Posted by Jams (2959 posts) -
#10 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1215 posts) -

@Jams said:

It's where they keep their sporks.

#11 Posted by Ares42 (2573 posts) -

Hmm, checked it out and it's a good pilot, but it sets up two very different paths for the series. If it goes the "we're now living on this island and have to deal with that" and the whole premise is just a premise, then it's gonna suck. But if it actually has a story to tell and they continue developing on the premise it might turn out good. I fear it'll be the first one though.

#12 Posted by Jams (2959 posts) -

@Ares42 said:

Hmm, checked it out and it's a good pilot, but it sets up two very different paths for the series. If it goes the "we're now living on this island and have to deal with that" and the whole premise is just a premise, then it's gonna suck. But if it actually has a story to tell and they continue developing on the premise it might turn out good. I fear it'll be the first one though.

It sounds like the premise for Outer Heaven to me. All a country really needs to have is a leader and some nukes right? Well, they have that sub with like 17 nukes in it and leader that knows how to use them. They got an island now and all they have to do is get rid of that asshole who thinks he owns it. Declare yourself a country and there you go.

#13 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Just watched it, and I got that warm fuzzy Battlestar Galactica feeling from it, when I watched the Cylones destroy the colonies in its pilot/mini-series. Guess I'm a sucker for the nuclear holocaust.

Great stuff, highly recommended. Cherry-rig a couple of thousand Nielson boxes into a rating boosting daisy chain. I need this show to go on. I need it hard. Don't let it fail - America! Just don't.

#14 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2004 posts) -

The premise was definitely intriguing and they've managed to squeeze a lot of plot and backstory into it that I really want to know more about now. Like what the SEALs ended up doing beforehand that seemed to set everything in motion. I say I don't watch TV anymore, but now I have a reason to go back.

#15 Posted by Landon (4130 posts) -

Nice try, creator of Last Resort.

#16 Posted by Soapy86 (2620 posts) -

Started watching a few minutes ago, and this is like maybe two steps above Syfy Original Movies™.

#17 Posted by Fearbeard (824 posts) -

Since it looks like a decent series I suspect it will be off the air within 5 weeks.