Fox, Midseason, Mondays at 9:00 p.m.
Starring: Sarah Jones (Ugly Betty, Big Love) and Jorge Garcia (LOST, the cover of the last horrible Weezer album)
Plot: A police detective finds fingerprints at a homicide scene that belong to a dead Alcatraz inmate, Jacke Sylvane. She teams up with Alcatraz expert Dr. Diego Soto, and they find out that Sylvane is alive and killing people in San Francisco, and he hasn’t aged since he was in Alcatraz. They discover that there is a much larger threat, because Sylvane won’t be the last Alcatraz prisoner to reappear.
Why We Are Excited: Hurley and J.J. Abrams are going back to an island. To us, that’s like a crack addict hearing that there is free crack around the corner. Elizabeth Sarnoff is a writer, and she’s from LOST. It’s also a pretty original, creepy premise.
Why We Are Not Excited: We don’t trust J.J. Abrams as much after the very boring Undercovers. This could be boring too. Critics who have seen the pilot are disappointed (but shows like this need a few episodes to get into things, right?). Also, that premise had better be backed up with something remotely believable, because that’s a far-fetched series of events. It needs to make sense in the world of the show. Fortunately, J.J. is usually up to the task of creating mythology/backstory. And even if its good, it might be too weird to get a huge audience, and we know from tragic experience that FOX is the king of giving us amazing shows and then snatching them away before their time.
Anticipation Score: 8/10
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