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DOWNLOAD THIS: Free pilot episodes
January 19, 2010  | By Diane Werts
 
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Current freebies on iTunes and Amazon.com include a couple of fun new shows that both critics and audiences seem to agree on.

Mark Valley's new comic-book joyride Human Target is gratis at Amazon, for both watching and downloading. And the outrageously action-packed pilot (seen Sunday on Fox) features Battlestar Galactica fave Tricia Helfer as the would-be murder victim Valley protects by turning himself into the title character. [Fox photo above.]

Life Unexpected (which premiered Monday on The CW) was unexpectedly liked by most critics. The pilot hour about a teen girl finally meeting her birth mom (responsible community leader) and birth dad (footloose slacker) is a free download at iTunes.

 

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Neil said:

Re: Life Unexpected: What am I missing here?

Back in November, I was in Vegas and wandered into a place called "Television City" where new programs are screened for ad hoc focus groups, who then fill out a questionnaire. That day they were screening the second episode of Life Unexpected.

I'll grant you that a male in his late 50's isn't the CW's target demo, but I found this show trite, the characters cliched, the writing hackneyed and almost amateurish, basically a mess of a program. I didn't believe for a moment that any of these characters could be real people. The only time I got even a little interested was in their brief scenes inside a radio studio, but then I've always been a radio geek, and it says something when the most interesting character is an Electro-Voice microphone.

If this program finds success, NBC should hire me to be a contrary indicator of what will succeed on network TV. (Though "success" and "network TV" are very relative terms on the CW.)

 
 
 
 
 
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