The Gifted (2017– )
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This show is okay for a time killer, but nothing profound or groundbreaking is happening.
I love characters played Amy Acker and Stephen Moyer, who play parents trying to protect there two teenage kids who have mutant powers, and are hunted. The series has other characters, but the family is the driving force of the show. It deals with people being badly judged just for being different, so much of that goes around in real life too. I hope the show will go on for a while, I wonder if any the actors from the X-Men movies will make an appearance here, I hope.
Amy Acker is an amazing actress and brings depth and focus to the story. The cast are carefully picked and the result is great. The Gifted series will give any watcher a great episode of the Marvel X world.
The X world are filled with Mutants and we normal humans don't really understand how to handle the situation. Some act in fear and some with rage. The Gifted deliver a great aspect of the issues between mutants and normal humans.
Watching The Gifted won't waste your time.
Too much padding around a tiny bit of story line
It's really entertaining, no bad scripts like Flash or Arrow (so far at least). I hope it won't go down like so many other super hero shows.
My guess is that this is low budget, as the special effects are a bit off. And it makes sense, since this is a show based on X-Men, to not bet a lot on it and rely on the performances of the actors and staff for at least a season or two.
However, this reeks of Twilight. You know, perfect makeup/hair even after surviving an explosion. Oh, did you get hit by a car? Let me put a small drop of blood running down from your forehead. We could do it realistically, but you wouldn't look as handsome. Are you a mutant? Let me get you the most awful contact lenses I can find. Is this a TV show based on the lives of the "little mutants"? Nothing makes more sense than giving you the same powers as the A-list super-heroes and say "Those X-Men guys don't notice us". Just try to do it with a straight face.
The drama is so much over the top, it's laughable. Just like Twilight. "I know what you are...", "Say it!", "You're a mutant". Holy... Did I just quote Twilight? Almost. I'm losing respect for myself, so I'll wrap this up quickly.
As boring and ridiculous as the show may seem, they keep dropping X- Men references so people will remember why they're watching the show.
Legion was great because it was so freaking weird and different. This is Agents of Shield season 1 all over again, but with Twilight- scented candles and True Blood actors. So, there might still be... hope? Sure... Good luck for those who stay.
I'm sorry for some of the actors. They could be doing better stuff.
There are some token characters and basically if you've seen any of the trailers out there you've seen the first episode. The little sentinels look a little bit too much like the robots from the Matrix.
Acting is good, CGI is bearable but could do better.
Not sure where the plot is going.. is it just mutants vs the Sentinel program? Anyhow it's not a bad start but it's not great either. At this stage it's decent but it could go either way.
Is this a bad series? Candidly I would have to answer no. But there are only so many things a writer can do with Mutant characters -- so I do not hold out hope for any originality or real character development.
The Actors struggle through the series. They manage to keep a straight face while delivering the most preposterous lines. For an action packed series, the cast struggles to merely stay awake. This ennui is particularly evident with the more well known Adult Actors.
I do not expect this series to last beyond ten episodes -- so catch it now while you can.
1st episode promising
4th episode in? I can see where this will end up. Like The 100, this show does not know what it wants to be. For adults or teens.
This is not a visual feast or has the high-end thinking of Legion, which frankly was very bold television
The Gifted is that kinda annoying cheesy badly written script, bad acting, implausible story lines with gaping holes, bad effects (almost ancient CGI), poorly drawn out characters, not one character that you feel an affinity for.
In a world of Peak TV, where every episode counts to retain audiences, The Gifted is a lame inclusion on the week's schedule.
The sort of "maybe if I give it a few episodes it will get better" approach is just begging for that inevitable point, where you wished you could have the wasted hours back.
It may get renewed, but that would just mean another series that limps towards a sudden axe from the studio, leaving everyone frustrated.
I´ve watched, what now, three episodes and I am not satisfied with what I am watching. The father is just not credible, 20 years a prosecutor and he changes to a totally-ok-with-this gullible fugitive over night, just because he loves his family, so a change like that should just be- -what? obvious? It is not, not after 20 years of ruthless prosecution! And the mother? I don´t know who wrote her, but her actions and reactions are often horrifically moronic and annoying. Whoever wrote her part, did not do the show a favor.
Other than that, the acting is mostly decent and the mutant abilities and cgi do not overwhelm. It is interesting to see the mutants generally interact, not just in action scenes, I do like that, even though some lines are cheesy. Someone who has been hunted and discriminated all his life, will not just say "yeah, I´ve done some stupid things out of love too" after yet another incredibly moronic move Caitlin pulled in the third episode jeopardizing the whole underground hq. A grown up woman sleeps with a kitchen knife on a sofa but is still in doubt when she has to haul @ss and get the f... away from her brother´s house? Instead she decides to stay over the night and still has not made up her mind to just get her kids and run when two leaders of the underground operation show up telling her "if we can find you, so can others"?
Who wrote this episode? Can someone tell me who wrote this plainly horrifically moronic character? He should be sued because he is ruining every shred of credibility the show has. Dramatic build-up and inner conflicts and loyalties and taking risks because of them, yes that I get, but not when it goes overboard on blatant stupidity. I would have given the show more than six stars, but moron Caitlin just ruins it sometimes and that is poison for an action / sci fi / fantasy series.
A show being set within the X-Men universe that followed a completely different cast and narrative than that of familiar characters we've previously seen portrayed.
My initial thoughts were negative, to say the least. I mean just hear how does the above read. Scary!
I was pretty sure this show will fail. So naturally, when I was given the chance to watch the pilot and bolster my ego by proving myself right on why this show would fail I jumped at it.
Now I can say with confidence that not only am I impressed with the direction and vision for this show, but I have a genuine interest on where this story will end up. On of the most interesting, to me, parts of this series so far is, that it isn't just trying to spin things in a new way, it's just trying to use genre identities to cover new ground. I didn't expect such a high quality from creator Matt Nix.
To sum it up, gave this show a shot.