Fall TV Pilot Review: Lucky 7

Fall TV Pilot Review: Lucky 7

LUCKY 7

Airs: Tuesdays at 10/9c on ABC

Premise: A group of gas station employees find their lives changed after they win the lottery.  Money changes everything.

Behind the Scenes: Steven Spielberg, who doesn't have the greatest track record on TV, is an executive producer.

The Good: Brought back fond memories of Hurley and Lost.  Isiah Whitlock Jr. (The Wire) is in it but....

The Bad: He never gets a chance to say "Sheeeit."  The characters are generic and thinly-sketched.  Song cues are a little too on-the-nose (sample track: "(Money) That's What I Want"). Everybody wants to win the lottery; nobody wants to watch a show about other people winning the lottery.  This story has been told before, and seems tired and played out right from the start.

The Ugly: Not too many shows on network television choose to kick things off with a handjob in the first five minutes.

Stick Around for Next Week?: No.  Not that you'll get the chance.  I predict this will be one of the Fall season's first casualties.

Grade: D

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