Originally Posted by Suntan
Did I mention it wasn't a show about Lawyers, Doctors, Policeman, Overprivlaged teenagers that complain about their lives or large breasted females in bikini's eating worms and voting people off islands?????
I would argue that even a modest viewership is good enough to keep it on the WB, but I don't know much about that.
I'd agree. Retaining 80% of its lead in is really pretty impressive. I thought at first they were dumb to pair this show with Gilmore Girls instead of Smallville, but it looks like it might have been a good call. How much of this week's audience it retains next week will be very revealing.
As for the show itself, I was impressed, overall. It was actually scary without being gory, and dark without being depressing. I was not surprised to see that one of the producers was the guy behind Fox's brilliant-but-short-lived "Brimstone" -- the dialogue and overall sensibilities were similar. It also reminded me of a not-quite-so-dark version of "Miracles" which was on ABC a few years back.
The shout-out to Mulder and Scully was cute, too.
I thought some of the scenes were too dark to see clearly even in HD -- I can't imagine how muddy it must have looked in standard def. In such a crowded time slot, I originally had this show planned for SD on my TiVo, but I may have to rethink that.