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.