Our Thoughts on the NBC 2013-14 Pilot Trailers

Megan, Kyle, & I have been giving our opinions on the trailers for the new fall shows. You can check out the ones we’ve already posted: ABC & CBS. Now, we’re here to give you our opinions on the NBC shows, starting with the dramas.


  • Jenny: I started to mark this one as Most Likely 1 and Done, but…it’s vampires. My problem with it is the historical aspect of it. I’m not a fan of shows set way back when, so I have a feeling that will override my love of vampires. Therefore, I’m putting this as Curious. It looks like if it’s done right, it’ll be good for those people who don’t mind the historical aspect. We’ll see… – Curious.
  • Megan: I really enjoyed The Tudors—it was incredibly dramatic and full of some intense sexual themes (so not appropriate for NBC LOL)—so a lot of the same cast/crew on this show makes me hopeful. I love supernatural shows, but my only worry is if they will be able to keep the show going for a full season without it getting boring. – Excited.
  • Kyle: I liked The Tudors, and this series finds the same people working with the same actor, so I have some hope. My only fear is how do they keep the story going for a full season? – Curious.

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  • Jenny: I’m SO excited for this one. By now, you should know my love for the cop shows. I’ve loved Blair Underwood for a long time, and I love cop shows where the lead doesn’t always play strictly by the rules (Danny in Blue Bloods comes to mind), and it looks like his character skirts that line when it’s called for. I’m glad to see another “strictly a cop show” (with no supernatural elements) coming to NBC. – Excited.
  • Megan: This show just seems too gimmicky to me. I get that it’s a remake, but so far, the only thing that seems special is the lead is in a wheelchair. I’m not biting. – Most Likely 1 and Done.
  • Kyle: I had zero interest to watch this show after seeing the trailer. I never watched the original with Raymond Burr, but this just looks like another crime procedural, except one of the characters is in a wheelchair. – Most Likely 1 and Done.


The Blacklist

  • Jenny: Kyle may not be as thrilled about the trailer for this as I was, but that’s okay. I am really excited about it. There is a mix of different shows/movies within this story, but that’s not a bad thing. This looks exciting, like it’ll keep me on the edge of my seat. And James Spader as the bad guy? Creepy to the extreme! Does anyone else think the young agent is gonna end up being the bad guy’s daughter? *shrug* – Excited.
  • Megan: I’m really interested in this concept—the whole criminal helping the crime fighters idea. The fact that it seems to have a strong female lead in Megan Boone is nice, because I enjoy when it’s a woman profiler/agent at the helm once in a while. James Spader is really good just in the trailer, so I’m hoping this is going to be one of those can’t-miss shows. Everyone knows NBC needs it. – Excited.
  • Kyle: I’m on the fence with this one—I wasn’t blown away by the trailer like it seems a lot of people were. However, it looks like they’ve combined some aspects of Silence of the Lambs and The Forgotten, so it could be a good thriller. – Curious.

Now on to the comedies…

Sean Saves the World

  • Jenny: I’m not a huge fan of Sean Hayes (I like him in some things, not so much in others.), so I’m not sure how much I’ll like this show. The trailer does make me want to see more, so that’s not a bad thing, I suppose. I laughed, but not as hard as I laughed at other comedy trailers (on NBC & not). – Curious.
  • Megan: I like Sean Hayes—he was genius on Will and Grace—but this trailer was contrived and the show lacks the witty humor that a lot of comedies are bringing these days. The future of this show doesn’t seem good in my mind, but who knows. Maybe people will like it. – Most Likely 1 and Done.
  • Kyle: While I liked Sean Hayes in Will and Grace, this looks like it will be the Partners of this season—didn’t find it at all funny and seemed to just resort to physical comedy, like a modern-day I Love Lucy. – Most Likely 1 and Done.


The Michael J. Fox Show

  • Jenny: I was beyond thrilled when I heard Michael J. Fox was coming back to him comedic television roots, especially when I heard the show was going to be focused on a father with Parkinson’s, much like Fox himself. Even battling this horrible disease, he can out-act almost anyone else on television. This show’s going to be no different. It made me laugh, and it’s going to be so heartwarming, while still being very funny. This is one of my favorite comedies in the new pilot season. – Excited.
  • Megan: Whether it was Family Ties, Back to the Future, or The Good Wife, I love Michael J. Fox (also proud that he’s Canadian). The way they address his Parkinson’s and its challenges in a comedic way is refreshing. I think that this comedy will do well—at least it will on my TV. – Excited.
  • Kyle: When I heard about this show, I was expecting to hate it—but this looks like so much fun! I like how MJF is playing this hyper-real version of himself and how the show tackles his own life/struggles in a comedic way. – Excited.


Welcome to the Family

  • Jenny: I couldn’t help but laugh a lot during this trailer. Mike O’Malley is fantastic (I’ve always loved him in everything I’ve seen him in.), and the premise is cute. I can’t wait to see the whole pilot. – Excited.
  • Megan: I really like Mike O’Malley, so I’m hopeful that it’s going to be a fun comedy throughout the whole season and not just in the pilot. I like the premise of two families being blended, and I hope that while being funny, they still manage to get across how difficult a situation like this would be. Regardless, I’m interested. – Excited.
  • Kyle: This looked great—so many fun scenes in the trailer (most of them delivered by Mike O’Malley). Fun cast and great premise—looking forward to seeing more of this show. – Excited.
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