While on assignment to find two fellow Secret Service agents who have gone missing, Special Agent Ethan Burke wakes up in a forest of pine trees. He stumbles into the lovely town of Wayward Pines shortly thereafter. Then things go terribly awry.
From the Lost-ian opening shot to the Twin Peaks-like mountain town to echoes of The Prisoner’s prison, The Village, Wayward Pines has fun playing off expectations in unexpected ways – wearing its influences on its sleeve – but only on its sleeve.
So, you’re a spy – tracking activity of an opposing nation for the good of the Good Ole USofA. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to you, your parents are spies working for that opposing nation. Is your first allegiance to your family or your country? (This question applies to both you and your parents).
This is the quandary that faces Alex O’Connor in NBC’s Allegiance (Thursday, 10/9C) beginning February 5th, after The Blacklist. Check out the first look video after the jump.
The trailer for Charlie Bartlett revolves, mostly, around the application of prescription to elicit humor. If the film had been solely about that, it would likely have been just as entertaining, but it would have been a one-trick pony. Fortunately, it is both smarter and wiser than that.