The Pilot Podcast
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We (co-hosts BJ & Mitu) are a couple judgmental friends who want to put our judgy skills and intense love of television to use for you! We watch the pilot episodes of TV shows and answer your question: 'Should I Watch This?'

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    Happy Together

    We review the new CBS comedy, Happy Together, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we watch Jake and Claire leave their mundane life behind and experience some lively fun with pop star Cooper. Do you think Claire looks like she’s in her forties and has Cooper never really eaten a sugary pastry before now?

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    The Cool Kids

    We review the new Fox comedy, The Cool Kids, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we follow Hank, Charlie and Sid on their adventures at their retirement community. Do you think Margaret will be a good addition to complete the foursome or just a troublemaker?

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    Murphy Brown

    We review the CBS revival of Murphy Brown on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we watch Murphy Brown get her crew back together to combat the rise of misinformation and fake news. Did we mention her morning show is also competing against her son’s own morning show? Awkward!

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    A Million Little Things

    We review the new ABC family drama, A Million Little Things, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we take a serious dive into the lives of a friend group who recently lost an important member.

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    New Amsterdam

    We review the plot-filled NBC medical drama, New Amsterdam, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we watch Dr. Goodwin, win at every argument and conversation he has with his new staff on his first day as medical director of one of the oldest US public hospitals. It’s interesting to watch a neglected facility be reformed to provide exceptional care to patients.

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    FBI

    We review the new CBS drama, FBI, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we critique the latest tv series by Dick Wolf, creator of the Law & Order franchise, as well as actor Zeeko Zaki’s ability to pretend to take notes. (Also, the Christmas movie we reference in this episode is a Lifetime original called Snowed Inn Christmas.)

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    Magnum, P.I.

    We review the action-packed CBS reboot of Magnum, P.I. on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we follow Magnum, Higgins, Rick and TC as they solve crimes and save lives on the beautiful islands of Hawaii.

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    Manifest

    We review the new drama series, Manifest, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. Join us and the gang from Flight 828 as we listen to the mysterious voice and figure out what has been the biggest changes in the past 5 years. Yeah, time travel and mysteries can be so confusing.

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    I Feel Bad

    We review the NBC comedy series, I Feel Bad on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we try to find out if Emet can have it all.

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    The Sinner

    We review the crime drama mystery series, The Sinner, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we watch Detective Ambrose dive deep into the murder committed by Cora. What’s up with Cora’s past and why did she stab a man to death on the beach?

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    Forever

    We review the new Amazon comedy, Forever, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we watch June and Oscar spice up their comfortable and predictable marriage with a ski trip. Will they break out of their comfort zone and enjoy a new life together?

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    Rel

    We review the new Fox comedy series, Rel, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we follow Lil Rel and his friends in Chicago navigating gossip, loose boots and an empty apartment. Also, when is he going to find a new barber?

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    GLOW

    We review the Netflix comedy series, GLOW, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we discuss wrestling, friendships, and the awesomeness that is women.

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    Marching Orders

    We review the Netflix documentary series, Marching Orders, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. Join us as we follow the dedicated band members of Bethune-Cookman University as they work hard towards their first performance of the year. Do you think you have what it takes to make the band?

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    Young Sheldon

    We review the CBS comedy, Young Sheldon, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. We follow Sheldon on his first day of high school and analyze his family relationships. Also, what’s up with his stereotypical classmates?

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    Bloodline

    We review the Netflix thriller, Bloodline, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. We have our special guest, Marden, join us as we discuss the Florida Keys, Rayburn family drama, and the talented cast of this show. Also, listen for some cool insight into pitching shows to Netflix.

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    Killing Eve

    We review BBC America's drama series, Killing Eve, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. We join Eve and Villanelle as they investigate and assassinate. Are they both psychopaths? Will the good guys solve the case? Will someone kill Eve? So many questions to consider!

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    Steven Universe

    We review Cartoon Network's animated series, Steven Universe, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. We join the crystal gems on two adventures in the pilot episode and episode one. There is also an interesting conversation about the CalArts style.

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    One Day at a Time

    We review Netflix’s comedy, One Day at a Time, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. We debate this Latino reimagining of a Norman Lear classic sitcom. Are we ready to join an army nurse and her feisty mother on this multi-cam show with a studio audience?

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    Take Two

    We review ABC's new crime comedy-drama, Take Two, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. We try to find out if the duo of Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian can be as good as the crime show Castle. We've got an actress fresh out of rehab and a private investigator, so they obviously are going to solve all the crimes and save the day.

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    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

    We review the pilot episode of the 90's live-action superhero children's television series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. We head to the town of Angel Grove to watch Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Trini and Billy fight to save the world as Rita Repulsa begins her assault. The only way to describe this trip down memory lane is pure fun (mixed with nostalgia)!

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    Loosely Exactly Nicole

    We review the pilot episode of the comedy web series, Loosely Exactly Nicole, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. We join Nicole Byer as she lives out her Hollywood dreams with her best friends Devin and Veronica. The real challenge was determining which plot points are loosely or exactly based on Nicole's life.

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    Nailed It!

    We review the pilot episode of Netflix's reality bake-off competition, Nailed It, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. We join Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres as they watch to see which amateur baker can replicate complicated cakes and confectionery. FYI, we totally think we could win the $10,000 cash prize (and no one can leave until we count all the money).

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    Desperate Housewives

    We review the first episode of ABC's popular TV show, Desperate Housewives, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. Get ready to venture down Wisteria Lane as we explore our feelings about the ensemble cast of women. Spoiler warning, it was not what we expected!

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    The Good Doctor

    We review the pilot episode of the The Good Doctor, an ABC medical drama, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. Are you prepared for action, conflict, medical knowledge and more in this adaptation of a Korean drama? Spoiler warning, he is a good doctor!

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    Pokemon

    We review the pilot episode of the Pokemon anime on this retro episode of The Pilot Podcast. The first episode "Pokémon - I Choose You!" not only sets up the adventures of Ash and Pikachu but also packs a lot of story and characters into 21 minutes. Do you think nostalgia is enough to make this show worth revisiting?

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    Life Sentence

    We review the pilot episode of the CW show, Life Sentence, on this episode of The Pilot Podcast. Stella's cancer is cured but her life is just starting. We'll let you know if this is the perfect premise for a Lifetime movie or a network television series.

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