So I did it. I watched a bunch of pilots and only the pilots. I’m allowed to continue these shows but first, I wanted to do the obligatory summary post. So just to recap, here’s all the shows that I originally said I wanted to continue:
Here are the shows that I originally said I wasn’t going to continue, or if I was it was only because of the legacy of the show and not the pilot itself:
And here are the shows that I had already seen other episodes of prior to this project, so I didn’t put them on either of the first two lists:
Continue reading “30 Pilots in 30 Days: The Big Summary Post”
Had I seen it before: Yes, I’ve seen the first six episodes.
What IMDb says: Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.
Continue reading “30 Pilots in 30 Days: The Handmaid’s Tale”
Had I seen it before: No. What IMDb says: Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement. Why I picked it: As someone who lives sorta kinda near Baltimore, I’ve always been like “I should watch that Baltimore-based show that was rather successful.” 30 Pilots in 30 Days offered the perfect kick in the butt to finally try it. I also have … Continue reading 30 Pilots in 30 Days: The Wire
Had I seen it before: No. What IMDb says: A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil. Why I picked it: Homeland is more than just one of the token Showtime pilots on this list though I’m not gonna lie, that’s part of it. It’s also had a fair amount … Continue reading 30 Pilots in 30 Days: Homeland
Had I seen it before: No. What IMDb says: New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life, which affects his mental state and ends up seeking professional psychiatric counseling. Why I picked it: The Sopranos has the distinction of being the oldest pilot on my list. While it’s not the first HBO original drama, it’s the first one … Continue reading 30 Pilots in 30 Days: The Sopranos
Had I seen it before: Nope. What IMDb says: Follows Elliot, a young programmer working as a cyber-security engineer by day, and a vigilante hacker by night. Why I picked it: This is one of the more recent breakout hits that *gasp* isn’t on AMC. Not only did Rami Malek win an Emmy for this in its first season, Mr. Robot also won the Golden Globe for its … Continue reading 30 Pilots in 30 Days: Mr. Robot
Had I seen it before: Yes, I’ve seen the whole series. What IMDb says: When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back. Why I picked it: I picked it because the rest of ya’all seem to really like it. Like, really really like it. In addition, Stranger Things is pretty much the … Continue reading 30 Pilots in 30 Days: Stranger Things
Had I seen it before: Yes! I’ve seen all of Season 1 and the beginning of Season 2 but I never quite got to that breaking point where you can’t stop watching. Yes, that pun was intended AF. What IMDb says: A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family’s future. Why I picked … Continue reading 30 Pilots in 30 Days: Breaking Bad
Had I seen it before: Nope. What IMDb says: After a supernatural event at his church, a preacher enlists the help of a vampire to find God. What I say: … wait really? That’s what it’s about? Was I supposed to get that from the pilot? Why I picked it: I hadn’t even heard of this show until I started putting my list together. But when I … Continue reading 30 Pilots in 30 Days: Preacher
Had I seen it before: No. I’m pretty sure I’d seen Dexter’s Laboratory though. That’s sorta similar right? What IMDb says: By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers. Why I picked it: It was actually surprisingly difficult to find mega-successful premium cable shows that weren’t HBO, and Dexter certainly fits that bill. … Continue reading 30 Pilots in 30 Days: Dexter