Okay, I watched episode one and it was pretty enjoyable. Standard movie-serial adventure, but you've got to love jungle escapes and 90-year-old British encampments with a corpse clutching a map and daring leaps from crashing helicopters.
I only noticed one nude scene and the CW blurred it out, the cowards. Even Sciffy is allowing nudity on their On Demand service now.
Sci-Fi Girl, on 21 July 2017 - 06:15 PM, said:
Absolutely, and refreshingly so! The only hint of continuity is character development, and even that is mostly just their interaction, with just an occasion breadcrumb of backstory. There is no ongoing b-plot on the back burner, to pay off at the end of the season. Actually, there is no b-plot at all! They are pretty much sticking with: do one thing at a time, and have fun!
I really hope this comes back into fashion. I miss short punchy adventures and a new story every week.
That's what's great about spoiler tags! Those who want to can look, and others don't have to!
Sci-Fi Girl, on 23 July 2017 - 04:16 PM, said:
So I have been filling up this thread with spoiler tags, does anyone else have any comments? Has anyone seen episode 2 yet?
Hopefully tonight. I'm wondering what's going to bring these two characters together every week. I was surprised that the pilot didn't set up some convenient premise-- I figured the museum would offer Hooten a retainer to be Alex's assistant and bodyguard because she is too important to risk going out on her own or something.
And can someone tell me what the chances are of the show getting renewed? It has to be, it's too much fun!!!
As far as I can tell, it hasn't been decided yet.
I assume that will be based on the UK ratings, yes? How were they? Presumably good enough to warrant CW choosing to air it, right? Hopefully that is a good sign???
Hard to say. The premiere got 1.2 million viewers, which had dropped to 500k by mid season, but then picked up to 800k by the end of the season. Based on a little Googling, I think those are decent numbers for Sky1.