A bunch of fresh-out-of-med-school docs are starting their residency to learn emergency medical care from the best. (Sound familiar?)
Of course each character has their own personal story that will make us sympathize with them. Like our main Doctor, Leanne Rorish (Marcia Gay Harden), who had something ominous bad happen to her that makes her who she is today.
While I adore Grey's, and the idea of a new version of it is appealing, it's almost too similar. I'll give it a few episodes, but it definitely needs to separate itself and make itself unique to keep our attention.
(Okay, but seriously, when Code Black is used in real life - because it's not always - it's used mostly for Bomb Threats. As Grey's Anatomy accurately taught us. Code Black intones a serious emergency, why not choose another fake code to name this show after? This makes zero sense. I thought the show was going to have a lot of bombs. Such a disappointment.)
Code Black airs Wednesdays at 10pm on CBS.
Poor white boy can’t make it as a musician and needs to find something to do with his life so his dying dad can see him succeed. So when he runs into an old band mate, the guy gives him a drug to enhance his neurons. Now he has access to every single brain cell.
And so ensues an adventure where Brian has to run around the city to figure out how to get more NZT pills. People die, the FBI is involved, and Bradley Cooper shows up.
While McDorman suit the role well, it was a bit of a frustrating show to watch because nobody really wants to see another privileged white male get yet another advantage in life.
That being said, the show itself was fully entertaining. It was well written and had a really steady, nice, pace to it. They were able to make the information you’re given easily digestable while moving at a fast pace as well.
Limitless airs Tuesdays at 10pm on CBS.
The writing was clever and funny, especially for a pilot. It felt real and as original as a comedy can be these days. The final story was a 70th birthday party themed as a funeral, which I really adored.
While it does feel a little Modern Family-esque, I think it’s original enough that it will strongly stand on its own two feet (and maybe give us something new since Modern Family has sort of run its course).
It had a heartwarming feel to it, and a lot of tender moments among the comedy. It’s rare for me to like a new comedy, especially in the pilot, but I really enjoyed it and look forward to watching more of it.
Life in Pieces airs Mondays at 8.30pm on CBS.