The Tomorrow People: Sitting Ducks

“He knew as well as we in our own world do that the road to hell is paved with good intentions–but he also knew that, for human beings, good intentions are sometimes all there are. Angels may be safe from damnation, but human beings are less fortunate things, and for them hell is always close.”

Stephen King

I haven’t been watching The Tomorrow People, an American superhero-type show being shown seemingly endlessly on E4, but it looked reasonably interesting in the trailers and there was nothing else on. So I leapt in to episode 12, Sitting Ducks, which happened to be on.

As it turns out, The Tomorrow People features a handy Series Digest right at the beginning (presumably for New Viewers) which tells us all we need to know. There is, apparently, a race of superheroes who can do telepathy, teleportation and telekinesis (known as “the three T’s”, in a stunning display of originality) who are fighting against some other superheroes by…working for them?

Is that right?

Well, anyway. It was pretty easy to pick up. In this particular episode, the guy who appears to be the main superhero and who has a face plastered with so much makeup that he literally looks computer-generated attempts to save his best friend from being killed by Some Other Superheroes for knowing about them.

Basically, The Tomorrow People is Smallville but without the interesting stuff. Same cheesy dialogue, same lack of substance, same stupid heroism, same angsty hero who Just. Wants. To. Save. Everyone! but can’t. Clearly, I haven’t been missing anything.

(Or was this just the wrong episode to start with?)


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