Irene Demova wrote:Maybe they should stop making childrens shows that mainly appeal to people in their late 20's and older
I'm not sure that's true. The original series was about thirty years old when it had its nineties resurgence, but it was a huge hit with kids at the time, including myself, who had no nostalgia to draw upon. There's no reason the new series couldn't take off in the same way if it was handled right, which it obviously hasn't been.
I thought the episode did a lot right, actually. All the model stuff was great, and the characters at least looked better in motion than they did in stills. It tried to cram far too much in though in an attempt to showcase all the Thunderbirds in action, and combined with all the DRAMATIC MUSIC it got a bit overbearing as it went on. Hopefully it will calm down for the regular episodes, but we'll see.
I remember the first episode of the original was the Firefly one, which was basically just a regular episode that spent a well paced hour rescuing a single plane. Instead, this episode had the team stabilising a satellite, rescuing the crew of an undersea lab, saving a city and outsmarting the Hood. It seems to be following the "kids have no attention span" school of thinking, which is bollocks.
I did enjoy it for the most part though, "Indian" Brains aside, and I'm glad that Kayo got herself a Thunderbird after all. I'll probably watch the rest for the hell of it, but based on those viewing figures I can't see it getting a second season.