Good News/Bad News - ABC's "Pan Am"

Good News/Bad News - ABC's "Pan Am"

Pan Am (Sunday, 9:00 PM on ABC)

Good News: It's like Grey's Anatomy in an airplane!

Bad News: It's like Grey's Anatomy in an airplane.

Good News: And it's kind of like Lost with all the flashbacks.

Bad News: It's also kind of like a Michael Bay movie with all the overwrought music and flying airplane porn.

Good News: Spy ladies!

Bad News: More mysteries I have to worry about for a whole season?  At least this show has more going for it than just the stupid "What happened to Bridget?" storyline.  (Also -- And I really probably should have made this a "Good News," but whatever -- I really like all of the actors on this show.  Nobody sticks out like a sore thumb or like the horny cop from Whitney.)

Good News: More cute outfits from the '60s.

Bad News: Somehow in the thirty minutes Christina Ricci had to get from the Village to the airport, she managed to get a haircut.  Continuity.

Good News: Hot pilots...

Bad News: ...Who look like they're 17.

Good News: The show moves much faster than Mad Men.

Bad News: The show moves much faster than Mad Men.

 

The Verdict: I had few expectations for this show.  I have few expectations for most shows.  But Pan Am pleasantly surprised me.  One of the best hour-long pilots of the year.  I will be back, gladly.

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Tags: Mad Men, Pan Am, TV

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