The Whispers (Ep. 1.01 - Pilot)

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Post by Kris Smith on Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:23 pm

Well, I've seen it and a few of my thoughts:
- I so wanted Claire to pimp slap Jessup. His character annoyed the crap out of me.
- I wonder what Minx did to that kid on the playground.
- I didn't like Claire's son. He seemed more like a vehicle for her to express her feelings than an actual person.
- What was with Claire's laptop? Does it have dial-up from the 90's?
- One thing I really don't like about this so far: This seems like a great set-up for a supernatural threat, but the more I watch the more it looks like aliens. That just doesn't do it for me.

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Post by aesta on Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:14 pm

Jessup was so smug, and he managed to be so without saying anything of import. Did he do anything other than second-guess other characters? I just finished the episode & I don't even remember! Way to be, Jessup.

I liked that Claire's son was deaf, but that went the way that it did.

I liked that kids are creepy in this without being possessed by demons. Minx's side braid is terrifying.

I really hope it isn't aliens, too. Supernatural > aliens. Heck, crafty government looking to war with the US that found a way to communicate with kids on frequencies above the typical adult hearing range > aliens.

The whole episode felt very "It's a pilot, so have some boring tropes!"
Lead Agent with a dark past? Check.
Bored stay at home moms? Check.
Cheaters, cheaters everywhere? Check.
Someone's unhappy with a divorce? Check.
Inspirational speech given by the protag that somehow gets through to an unresponsive witness despite the fact that the witness is being cared for by professionals who should've had a much better shot at doing so? Check.

Here's hoping the second ep steps it up a bit, or that Lily Rabe continues to be a magnificent beacon of light and Acting.

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