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"The Tomorrow People" review by Suzanne
Premieres Wednesday, 10/9 9/8c on The CW

This shows reminds me a bit of Heroes, but even more it reminds me of Syfy's Alphas. A teenager has some strange things happen to him, but he founds out that he is part of an evolved race of beings with special powers. Also, someone is hunting them. It's not as good as Alphas, but also not as dark and drab as Alphas could be. It's definitely more colorful and cool, and it has more action.

The show is based on a successful British show that ran from 1973-1979. It was revived again and ran 1992-1995. I haven't seen those shows, so I can't tell you if they are the same or not, but from what I've read on Wikipedia, they are very similar.

I'm not sure if I like the lead actor or not, Robbie Amell, who plays Stephen. I don't think he's the best actor. Looks-wise, he reminds me a bit of Colin Egglesfield ("Rizzoli & Isles" and "The Client List"), but he's not as handsome as Colin. He kind of grows on you a bit as the show goes along. I really like the other actors on the show, especially Peyton List, who plays Cara. You may recognize her from "Mad Men" or "FlashForward", among many other things. She is very well known as Lucy from As the World Turns. Aaron Yoo plays another young guy, Russell; and Luke Mitchell plays John.  The bad guy in charge of hunting them down, Jedediah, is played gleefully by Mark Pellegrino, who has played baddies for quite a whole on shows like "Revolution", "Being Human" and "Supernatural". It's good to see both Peyton List and Mark Pellegrino getting well-deserved starring roles.  There is a great surprise about Jedediah during the pilot that makes you go, "Oh, shit!"

I enjoyed the story a lot and I can't wait to see more! I love any superhero type of show, anyway, but this one is done well.

Video Clips: 

http://youtu.be/iz_XNnBJUkM

http://youtu.be/8TDKDqoklEI

http://youtu.be/SsjejXi5mGg

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Aaron Yoo Interview - Aaron Yoo discusses Russell's love of no-finger discounts in this interview! The Tomorrow People premieres Wednesday, Oct. 9!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX-9SSKG9Ts

Boogeyman Preview

Ultra's boogeyman has come to play. Don't miss the series premiere of The Tomorrow People Wednesday, Oct. 9!

 

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Strange Things Preview

What is happening to Stephen Jameson? Don't miss the series premiere of The Tomorrow People Wednesday, Oct. 9!

 

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UPDATE: The CW sent me the third and fourth episodes, and the show keeps getting better!! I still really enjoy it. I hope you do, too.

 

We see how Steven gets the other Tomorrow People to stop running and get more involved. He has to walk a fine line between working with them, keeping a normal "teen" life with his mom and brother, and going undercover with his uncle Zed. Some very shocking things happen in these two episodes!

 

Don't miss them...

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23 THE TOMORROW PEOPLE
“Girl, Interrupted” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
GETTING INVOLVED — Stephen (Robbie Amell) reluctantly attends a party with Astrid (Madeleine Mantock), but is startled when he hears that one of his classmates is in peril. Desperate to help, Stephen turns to John (Luke Mitchell) and Cara (Peyton List), but they make it clear that they do not help humans. Stephen secretly tries to enlist Cara’s help, which brings up her own feelings about her traumatic past. Meanwhile, John gives Stephen a mission to infiltrate Ultra’s main computer to help give them an advantage in finding new break-outs. Mark Pellegrino and Aaron Yoo also star. Danny Cannon directed the episode written by Micah Schraft and Pam Veasey (#103).

 

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Cara's the target, will John and Russell be enough to help her? The Tomorrow People is all new Wednesday at 9/8c!

http://youtu.be/pfz6-TX9MH4

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30 THE TOMORROW PEOPLE
“Kill or Be Killed” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
UNFINISHED BUSINESS — When Ultra’s most wanted, Killian McCrane (guest star Jason Dohring, “Veronica Mars”), resurfaces after years of being in hiding, Stephen (Robbie Amell) enlists John’s (Luke Mitchell) help in tracking him down. John reluctantly agrees to help, but changes his mind when he learns that Killian isn’t after Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) as everyone suspects. Stephen, wants to help, but Cara (Peyton List) explains that John’s history with Killian, which brings back a flood of memories from John’s past, making him do something he never thought he would do again. Meanwhile, Stephen’s mom (guest star Sarah Clarke) is suspicious of his whereabouts, putting him in an awkward position. Aaron Yoo and Madeleine Mantock also star. Guy Bee directed the episode written by Nicholas Wootton and Alex Katsnelson (#104).


Steve and JedUpdate: The show returns tonight, and it's a great episode! Steven continues to try to bring his father back from limbo. John tells the other Tomorrow People the truth about himself. A dangerous, strong Tomorrow Person breaks out of The Citadel, a prison-like hospital/lab where Ultra experiment on their kind. Cara tries to help him and the other prisoners still in there. Steven tries to throw Jedikiah's suspicions off him. Steven meets his mom's new boyfriend, Peter (Robert Gant).

I don't want to say more, for fear of too many spoilers. It's a very interesting episode, especially what happens at the end of the show between Steven and Peter.

I really love Mark Pellegrino - he's always a wonderful villain. They've given his characters a lot of layers on this show. He's evil and yet he's not as evil as The Founder in some ways. He's very likable and sympathetic, even though he's also evil and very screwed up!

This show is not perfect by any means, but it's very enjoyable and the cast is fabulous.  Make sure to tune in tonight!

MORE INFORMATION:

John and CaraWEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15 THE TOMORROW PEOPLE
“The Citadel” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
BREAKING IN — After Stephen (Robbie Amell) returns from the brink, he thinks he has a clue to what happened to his father, but his fellow Tomorrow People are not sure they believe him. When the Tomorrow People learn some disappointing news from John (Luke Mitchell), they make an unexpected decision about their future. The Tomorrow People finally get a lead on Ultra’s secret research lab and they devise a dangerous plan to free all those being held captive there. Meanwhile, Stephen’s mom introduces Stephen and his brother Luca (guest star Jacob Kogan) to a new man she is dating, but Stephen is having a hard time getting a read on him. Peyton List, Aaron Yoo and Mark Pellegrino also star. Sarah Clarke, Jeffrey Pierce, Ty Olsson (“Supernatural”) and Robert Gant (“Queer as Folk”) guest star. Eagle Egilsson directed the episode written by Jeff Rake and Grainne Godfree (#110).
Photos Credit:  Jack Rowand / The CW

Limbo Clip -Has Stephen become too much of a liability for Ultra? The Tomorrow People is all new Wednesday at 9/8c!

http://cwtv.com/cw-video/the-tomorrow-people/limbo-clip/?play=1c85ea63-6750-478f-a87d-0573902623f0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPU8BWVpHBs

The Citadel Clip

http://www.cwtv.com/cw-video/the-tomorrow-people/the-citadel-clip/?play=2b8b5c2a-07b3-41af-a233-5525db6c559c

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22 THE TOMORROW PEOPLE
“Rumble” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
A BLAST FROM THE PAST — Stephen (Robbie Amell) and his fellow Ultra trainees are given a test by Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) to see who is worthy of becoming an Ultra agent, but not everyone is happy to work as a team. Cara (Peyton List) is faced with a mysterious visitor from her past. Russell (Aaron Yoo) is sent on a dangerous recon mission that could force a clash between Tomorrow People groups. Meanwhile, John (Luke Mitchell) works with a new break-out. Madeleine Mantock also stars. Nick Copus directed the episode written by Nicholas Wootton and Ray Utarnachit (#111).

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29 THE TOMORROW PEOPLE
“Sitting Ducks” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, V) (HDTV)
SOMETHING IS A LITTLE OFF — Stephen (Robbie Amell) feels uneasy about his fellow trainee Hillary (guest star Alexa Vega, “Spy Kids”) who has a secret agenda of her own. Stephen’s mom wants the family to go camping including her new boyfriend Peter (guest star Robert Gant), whom Stephen seems to be having a difficult time reading. Knowing he is going to be out of town, Stephen asks for Cara (Peyton List) and John’s (Luke Mitchell) help to make sure that everything is ok with Astrid (Madeleine Mantock) while he’s gone. Aaron Yoo and Mark Pellegrino also star. Dermott Downs directed the episode written by Phil Klemmer and Micah Schraft (#112).

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 THE TOMORROW PEOPLE
“Things Fall Apart” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
WE HAD A DEAL — Stephen (Robbie Amell) is upset with Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) for going back on his word, leaving Stephen to face The Founder (guest star Simon Merrells, “The Wolfman”). In order to protect Astrid (Madeleine Mantock), Stephen has to make a dangerous deal to bring in a powerful break-out. John (Luke Mitchell) and Cara (Peyton List) clash, forcing Cara to issue a harsh and unexpected punishment. Meanwhile, Stephen learns a surprising secret about his mom. Aaron Yoo also stars. Michael Shultz directed the episode written by Alex Katsnelson and Leigh Dana Jackson (#113).


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