#BLINDDATE IS BACK! – WHAT TO WATCH

Paul O’Grady will replace Cilla Black as the host

Hey guys, I have deviated a little for this post and brought back #WhatToWatch as the new series of #BlindDate is coming to Channel 5 and I’m in it!

Make sure you tune in on Saturday 17th June at 7pm to see which one of us gets to go on a date!

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REVIEW: THE TOMORROW PEOPLE

If you’re not a fan of all things American apple pie then look away now for The Tomorrow People comes across as a replica of all American teen dramas/films with some cool special effects thrown in.

Uber modern, with shots that resemble some kind of drug trip and an abundance of clichés and two dimensional characters, this glossy pilot tells the story of teenager Stephen Jameson (Robbie Amell) who, after repeatedly waking up in bed with his neighbours and with no idea how he got there soon discovers that he is a member of The Tomorrow People. This group of teen “we-are-clearly-older-in-real-life” rebels have three distinct powers that by their own description make them homo-superior rather than homosapien; telepathy, telekinesis and teleportation, the latter which causes Stephen’s aforementioned issue.

Thinking that he is crazy because of the female voice in his head but eventually meeting the owner of said voice, Stephen gradually accepts that he is a member of this Fantastic Four-esque group but immediately has to choose to which side he wants to belong. His new group of 2014 X-Men style friends or the people who are supposedly out to kill them; the evil government organisation, somewhat cheesily named, Ultra.

The show is relatively gripping as pilots go and aims to raise questions with a lot of impressive action in the first ten minutes but the follow up episode that will determine whether they will be able to run with this past a single season. It is essentially every other teen drama/film, old and new rolled into one such as Dark Angel, Jumper and The Mortal Instruments, teen drama by numbers if you will, with fast talking, sarcastic, beautiful people with deep earth shattering problems like school bullies and mothers working extra shifts to pay the therapy bills.

Yet despite this The Tomorrow People, though a bag of clichés and repetitive plot lines, was an entertaining albeit predictable hour of television. If viewers are looking for the love child of One Tree Hill and Avengers Assemble then this is it.

The Tomorrow People is on Wednesdays at 9pm on E4.

Posted originally on DIY TV