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TV Review - The Gifted (2017)

When I watched the first episode, I was honestly not impressed. At this point, we've had so many TV shows about super-heroes or people with super-powers. Some have been original. Others have been adaptations of comic books by either DC Comics or Marvel Comics. The output of which has really exploded over the past five to ten years. If one counts Netflix, there's currently a dozen TV shows that have been produced since 2010 that have been adaptations of characters from DC Comics or Marvel Comics. Therefore, this one has a lot of competition, and comparing the first episode to the first episodes of any of those dozen, this series would rank in the bottom three.

The first episode can have a lot of pressure put onto it. It has to introduce the main characters, make us care about them and set up a compelling hook to keep us interested in watching the next episode if not the rest of the season. The first episode, written by Matt Nix (Burn Notice and APB) and directed by Bryan Singe…

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