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Pilot Inspectors

Welcome to Pilot Inspectors, a podcast where your hosts, Dylan and Jen, watch a new television pilot each week.
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Nov 26, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Amazon has just released the first season of The Man in the High Castle, based on the Philip K. Dick novel. The show is set in 1962, in an alternate timeline in which the US lost World War II to Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Watch the pilot episode on Amazon, then listen to hear us talk about everything from the Simpsons superfans to Trump's presidential run, and a little bit about the show as well.

 

Nov 23, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode we are excited to take a look at the new Netflix original series Marvel's Jessica Jones. Following on the heels of Daredevil, Marvel's first foray into Netflix original programming, Jessica Jones will attempt to repeat the formula of providing us a more personal, small scale superhero story. Watch the pilot episode, then listen to find out if we thought they were successful.

Nov 20, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In 1993, with the long enduring hit series Cheers finally coming to an end, NBC attempted to ride that success into a spinoff that would follow Cheers character Frasier Crane as he moved home from Boston to Seattle to start a new life after his divorce. Frasier would go on to become one of the few cases of a spinoff enjoying the same level of popular and critical success as the original series. Watch the pilot episode, then listen as we try to decide if we’re even smart enough to watch this show.

Nov 18, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. To commemorate our 24th episode, we take a look at the 2001 Fox action thriller 24. Watch the pilot episode, then listen as we look fondly back on a show that in the early 2000's it seemed everyone was watching, even if we do find ourselves constantly wondering, "where's Chloe?"

Nov 16, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Over the last 10 years, the USA network has aired several shows (Psych, White Collar, Royal Pains, Burn Notice) that you've probably heard about, you might know someone who watches it, but you don't actually watch any of them yourself. In today's episode, we took a look at the 2011 USA legal drama Suits to find out for ourselves if we should have been watching USA all along.

Nov 13, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we watched the 1993 Fox supernatural drama The X-Files. With the return of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully to our television sets in the 2016 revival series only a couple of months away, watch the pilot episode, then listen to find out whether it's worth your time to go back and check out the original.

Nov 11, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On a dark and stormy night in 2005, a night just like this one in fact, a show premiered on the now defunct WB network about a pair of brothers who fight ghosts and monsters. Over 10 years and a network change later, Supernatural is still showing up on our TV screens every season. Watch the pilot episode, then listen as we relive the origin story of the famous Winchester brothers.

Nov 9, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Stand up comedian and Parks and Recreations alumnus Aziz Ansari premiered his new Netflix original series Master of None this week. Watch the pilot episode, and then listen in to find out how we responded to a much more subdued, toned down version of the famously frenetic comedian.

Nov 6, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In 2013, every person in the world started talking about the Canadian sci-fi thriller Orphan Black: how it was the best show ever, how lead actor Tatiana Maslany deserved all of the Emmy's, how if you weren't watching it, you weren't truly alive. Two years and three seasons later, Dylan and Jen finally get around to checking it out. Watch the pilot episode of Orphan Black, then come listen to find out if the show can live up to the hype.

Nov 4, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In 1981, the small, independently financed movie Evil Dead was released. This legendary horror classic introduced us to director Sam Raimi and cult icon Bruce Campbell. Now, 34 years later, Raimi and Campbell have joined forces again for a return to the world that launched their careers. Watch the pilot for the new Starz horror comedy Ash vs Evil Dead, then listen to at least one of us become unable to contain their joy.

Nov 2, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we look at the 1999 NBC political drama The West Wing. Watch the pilot episode, then listen to find out what Dylan and Jen think in our second Aaron Sorkin-centric episode in as many weeks.

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