...and the upfront I've been waiting for all week...CW New Series First Looks:
The 100, The Originals, Reign, Star-Crossed, The Tomorrow People.
Ah, the usual predominantly white (dude) aliens and hyperevolved folk.
The use of a clip instead of an actual trailer for Star-Crossed
and Tomorrow People
didn't leave me at all impressed I'm afraid. SC
's invoking the civil rights imagery of the school integration of the 60s while using people essentially indistinguishable from the same white folk who made the use of armed guards necessary back then is... dubiously conceived. The very least they could have done was tap the sense of "the other" that the aliens are abjectly failing to give off with the human romantic lead and make her african-american, latina, asian, native american. Anything other than the usual generic white girl.TP
couldn't feel more generic if it tried. Lone female, check. Lone ethnic character, check. White dude lead character, check. White dude lead antagonist, check. That clip doesn't feel remotely different from anything Mutant X
was doing a decade ago, or Alphas
was doing last week. Heck, The 4400
felt more like the original series of the 70s and its 90s reboot than this teaser does.The 100
at least seems rather more diverse in its casting choices and appeals to my love of post apocalyptica. I suspect we're going to see a riff on Lord of the Flies
... and Jeremiah
, amongst others. Because there's no way this scenario doesn't involve them coming across folk that never left.