NBC Has a New J.J. Abrams Series Called BELIEVE

Fortunately, the show also has Alfonso Cuaron on board.

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The Good:

  • The heroine is, for all intents and purposes, a contemporary version of FIREFLY’s River Tam
  • She’s being protected from asshole experimentation by a cool guy who’s a combination of FIREFLY’S Simon Tam and Mal

The Not So Good:

  • Joss Whedon, Tim Minear, and the rest of FIREFLY’s behind-the-scenes talent are nowhere in sight
  • J.J. Abrams is in sight
  • It’s about a little girl “who will save the world,” and shows about people who are going to save the world either never last or decay into total unbelievability
  • Nobody in the trailer ever so much as raises his or her voice; it’s all very quiet, with the kind of pseudo calm film makers use when they want us to believe that their genre/exploitation is some kind of high art

So here’s our Conclusion:

  • We’d love to fall in love with BELIEVE and let it take over our life, but we’ve been hurt so much in the past that we don’t know if we can ever let ourselves go that way again