September 13th, 2007 @ 12:16pm
Okay, so I just watched Victoria Pile's untitled US pilot and being a huge Green Wing fan, I was extremely disappointed. Stephen Mangan is in it, and I used to think that I could be entertained by him just reading from the phone book. Only in this pilot, he's not speaking with an English accent or an American accent -- just something in between. Both Orlando Jones and Jason Alexander are completely miscast. I kept picturing Mark Heap in Jason Alexander's role. And you don't realize how truly brilliant Michelle Gomez is until you see Kathleen Rose Perkins trying to do a Sue White-like role. Sue White's sexual advances to Mac always came off as hilariously creepy, whereas Kathleen Rose Perkin's came off as just out of place and not funny.
And the worst thing about the pilot... THEY USE THE SAME MUSIC, EDITING STYLE AND TRANSITIONS AS GREEN WING!. I'm not talking about similar music stings, I'm saying it's the exact music from Green Wing. Every time it played, it instantly took me out of it.
The lackluster acting could have been overlooked if the script had been good, but unfortunately, this wasn't the case. All in all, there's nothing good about this pilot and I can see why it was passed on.
As I said before, I am a huge Green Wing fan -- it's one of my favorite shows of all time. And maybe this is why I was expecting so much from this pilot and why I judged it so harshly.
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Found this on searingidolatory's Green Wing forum. Has anyone else seen said pilot yet?
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