Mystery Sci-Fi Show – Wayward Pines – Premiere

All right.  It’s the start of the Summer 2015 TV season.  Here is a short recap and thoughts of the premiere of Wayward Pines.

Wayward Pines S1:Episode 1,

Plot:

S1.E1 Where Paradise is Home:  A Secret Service agent goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the bucolic town. He soon learns that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

Thoughts:

  • The opening shot is a mirror of the shot of Jack from LOST waking up to find he is alive, but injured.  Where is he, and what just happened?  This time its Agent Ethan Burke.  We can’t forget Ethan from Lost S1, and Juliet Burke from Lost S3.

  • Wayward Pines reminds me of some recent sci-fi movies including:  1.  The Truman show where a man is stuck inside an artificial city but trapped there and everyone is in on it, except him.  2.  Source Code:  An injured military pilot is barely alive but his mind and memory are being manipulated in order to solve a crime (that is about to happen). 3. Twin peaks and the Twilight zone:  both are creepy stories of isolated societies that maybe real or maybe paranormal.

  • I have heard that this show will reveal a major plot point sometime before episode 5.  So it would be wise to hang on until then if you are interested in this show.  So far I am intrigued.  It seems better than both Under the Dome and Extant.

WAYWARD PINES: Ethan (Matt Dillon, R) has questions for Kate (Carla Gugino, L) in the “Where Paradise is Home” Event Series Premiere episode of WAYWARD PINES airing Thursday, May 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Ed Araquel/FOX

Big Surprises:

  • The biggest surprise is that whatever this is, it was planned by a scientist or doctor (played by Toby Jones), and that the Secret Service seems to know about it.  And as in the X-Files, the agent (played by Matt Dillon) was trying to find out about hidden secrets within the agency when he too became part of the mystery.  He went looking for two people and he found one (played by Carla Gugino) who wants him to give up his old self and become part of Wayward Pines – whatever that is!)  Stayed tuned.