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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 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.

Oct 29, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we continue our look at this season's crop of new shows with the ABC anthology series Wicked City. Watch the pilot episode, then listen to find out which one of us thought the show was wicked good, and which one thought it was wicked boring.

Oct 27, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. The last time DC Comics tried to bring a superheroine to a major network, it ended up as the 2011 never-aired disaster Wonder Woman. Four years later, DC has teamed up with CBS to try once again to bring a strong, female super hero to our television screens. Watch the pilot episode of the new CBS comic book adaption Supergirl, then listen and find out whether they've done any better this time around.

Oct 23, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, Dylan would rather be anywhere other than trying to be watching the pilot for the 2003 CW teen drama One Tree Hill. Watch the episode, then listen and find out how we feel about it. 

Oct 21, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In anticipation of the release this week of the Aaron Sorkin film Steve Jobs, in today's episode we look at Sorkin's first foray into television, the 1998 ABC workplace sitcom Sports Night. Watch the pilot episode, then join us as we take a look at Sorkin's least patronizing show ever.

Oct 19, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we take a look at the pilot for the new CW musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Can Dylan look past his aversion to all things musical? Can Jen cope with YouTube stars on her television screen? Watch the episode, then listen and find out.

Oct 16, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we take a look at the 2010 ABC Family teen mystery Pretty Little Liars. Watch the episode, then join us, or we'll start sending you cryptic, ominous text messages signed -PI.

Oct 14, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In the Spring of 2012, we experienced one of the strangest, most engrossing pilot experiences of our lives. Watch the pilot episode of the ABC hit drama Scandal and find out why it's a pilot episode that we will never forget.

Oct 12, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. The Netflix original series Bojack Horseman has attracted a cult following since its 2014 premiere, as well as a slew of high profile guest voices: Patton Oswalt, Lisa Kudrow, John Krasinksi, even Keith Olbermann. Watch the pilot episode and join us to see if we were as drawn to it.

Oct 9, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we cover a crop of this fall's new series, discussing the pilot episodes for new Fox sitcoms Grandfathered and The Grinder, as well as two new sci-fi film adaptations, Limitless and Minority Report. If you want to know which new shows to check out this fall, listen and find out.

Oct 7, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Do you ever wonder if, like, life really even means anything? If you do, join us as we take a look at the 1994 pilot episode for the seminal, short-lived My So-Called Life.

Oct 5, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, one of us gets creeped out by the idea of interspecies Muppet sex. Find out more as we take a look at the new ABC sitcom The Muppets.

Oct 2, 2015

In today's episode of Pilot Inspectors, we leave the comfortable world of streaming services to venture into the murky waters of actual, broadcast television. Join us as we watch the pilot episode of 2015's new Ryan Murphy anthology series Scream Queens.

Sep 27, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors, where we watch television pilots so you also have to watch them so you can understand what we're talking about. This time, Dylan and Jen catch up with the 2006 drama Heroes. With the Heroes Reborn reboot just around the corner, is the original series worth your time. Watch the pilot episode yourself, then come listen.

Sep 27, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, Dylan and Jen work their way through the pilot for the 2003 crime procedural NCIS. Will they like it? Will they even make it all the way through the episode? Watch yourself, then join us.

Sep 27, 2015

In the second episode of Pilot Inspectors, your hosts, Dylan and Jen, catch up with the pilot for the classic 1982 sitcom Cheers. Will Sam and Diane charm us with their chemistry? Watch the show yourself, then listen to find out.

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