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At the start of The Tomorrow People pilot, Stephen Jameson (Robbie Amell) was just an angsty, shirtless teen with voices in his head. Not much changed by the end of the hour — except that the voices led him to an underground society of super-humans, he learned how to harness his own super-human abilities, and he became gainfully employed by an evil organization bent on shutting his kind down forever. OK, I lied; a lot changed.
The CW’s latest sure-fire addiction introduced us to a colorful cast of characters — some human, others mutant, but all remarkably attractive. First came John (Luke Mitchell) and Cara (Peyton List), the sexy duo that recruited Stephen to the Tomorrow People, as well as Russell (Aaron Yoo), their smart/sassy sidekick. Collectively, the Tomorrow People’s mission is to find Stephen’s father, their former leader, who Stephen spent his entire life believing was nothing but a bearded deadbeat. Wrong-o!
(Side note: Yes, that’s Dan Stevens voicing the Peeps’ super-computer TIM. Apparently, Downton Abbey‘s Matthew Crawley was reincarnated as a hard-drive on The CW. Lady Mary wouldn’t know where to begin!)
And then there’s Ultra, that evil organization I mentioned earlier. We learned mid-way through the episode that it’s actually run by Stephen’s uncle Jed (Mark Pellegrino) — dun, dun, dun! — and despite the million reasons he shouldn’t have, Stephen agreed to work there. He may have super powers, but that was a super-dumb move.
My Thoughts On ‘The Tomorrow People’
As I already ranted earlier today, the highlight of The Tomorrow People for me is Robbie. Besides being born for The CW — he’s Arrow star Stephen Amell‘s cousin, in case you didn’t know — he’s just really fun to watch. He’s engaging, he’s believable, and it definitely doesn’t hurt that he looks his best while wearing his least. An action star has definitely been born, and I plan on gazing until it burns out.
Aside from my Amell fan-girling, I just think it’s a really fun show. The special effects are cool, the story is exciting — without being needlessly complicated — and the dialogue is really fluid. Executive producers Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec have truly spun gold with The Tomorrow People, and I can’t wait to see where it goes from here.
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— Andy Swift