The best way that I can describe this show is that it's like a modern, technology-based Twilight Zone. And I doubt that I'll ever watch it again after having seen the pilot episode.
So why am I doing a post on it? It isn't because I hated the episode. At first I thought that I did hate it, but after a few days I realized that I didn't - I hated the way that it made me feel. I hated remembering certain scenes that'll likely stay with me for years to come. I hated feeling all of the things I felt during that forty minutes. And I hated that a television show had the capability to make me feel a complex amount of emotions. I also hated the accents, but that's a personal preference.
I had been instructed to watch it by my brother Gary (whom I'm not even mad at, by the way, since seeing that episode really made me want to tell others about it). And when I spoke to him afterward, he put it best when he called the show "challenging." That's exactly what it is.
I talked to Nathan about it (he watched the pilot episode months ago) and he thinks I'm being a bit of a weenie about it and that he wasn't at all affected by watching it. Honestly, I don't even mind him thinking I'm being a little dramatic about it since he must be out of his mind for not reacting more strongly to it.
In any case, if you're at all intrigued by this purposely-vague synopsis, please go watch the first episode of the first season on Netflix and tell me what you think. I will, unfortunately, never forget it.