Pure Genius S01E01 Recap

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I don’t really have a lot to say about this pilot because I wasn’t impressed or moved by it in any way.

It wasn’t bad, but I wasn’t invested in it. That characters, the story lines. Nothing that was going on, really. It just didn’t resonate with me. I wouldn’t say that it was boring. It was somewhat watchable, but it just didn’t grab me. This pilot was kind of nothing.

I felt nothing while watching it.

James Belle, one of the two main characters (the young man who is very rich but we don’t know exactly how rich or how he made said riches, who built the hospital), is likeable enough. Of all of the characters that appeared he was the only one who sort of made an impression but it wasn’t a big one at all.

I couldn’t help thinking about Mark Zuckerberg and The Social Network. Not that he’s anything like the Mark Zuckerberg depicted in the film or that the show is anything like the film, but its difficult not to draw that comparison.

The other main character, Dr. Walter Wallace, is just there. I didn’t care about him.

I get the feeling that this show is going to be epic ass pulls, shoddy science or science which is never explained and impossible medicine so out there that suspension of disbelief is going to be incredibly difficult or outright unachievable. That didn’t really happen in this episode, but if the rest of the season is as flat and uninteresting as this pilot then you won’t care about that. But that’s not a compliment.

On another note, none of the emotional moments had any impact whatsoever.

I guess you could call the episode forgettable. There was nothing about it that stood out.

It’s a new show and this is only the pilot so I will give it two or four more episodes before I decide to drop it, and by extension stop recapping it. The premise is interesting enough that I will keep watching it just to see where it goes.

This episode was mediocre. Bland. “Meh.” So much so that I have no random thoughts to share.

Pure Genius airs Thursdays at 10 PM on CBS.

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