Anyway, back to where we started. Liotta leads his team, in white plastic masks, into the museum, the guard catches them, standoff goes bad, shots are fired, team frantically escapes out the back. Nothing terribly unexpected.
Yeah, I know this could have been a better recap, but I can't help but hope that the show gets better. I am going to give it another week or two, and I truly hope it improves.
The concept is interesting, but I feel the execution could have been better. I look at the scene of Bobby at his day job, and it is eminently clear that his boss knows exactly what he is. How is that interesting? I would have rather see him trying to balance his day job with his thieving extracurriculars. That would have been much more interesting. Then there is his wife, Hope. Hmm... I wonder if the name has any alternate meaning? I do like the recovering addict aspect — that could lead to some interesting stories with her struggles with sobriety competing with the stress of being married to a criminal.
The cast has the ability to make this interesting, but is the creative team up to the task? This episode just did not draw me in. None of the characters seemed all that sympathetic. Of course, having likable characters is not an absolute requirement, but I just didn’t feel anything. The writing lacked depth, it had the action and the setup, but little else. I know they can’t give us everything in the pilot, but having so little really seems to put them at a disadvantage going forward. The worm is wriggling off the hook and the fish may just get away. They need to reset the bait and cast again — hopefully something will bite.
Time will tell.
One last thing — it sure did get dark quickly as they were escaping the museum.