Note: I am going to go back to more narrative-style reviews for the rest of the summer scripted shows so I can see if I prefer it before the fall.
Starring: Lily Rabe, Barry Sloane, Milo Ventimiglia, Kristen Connolly, Derek Webster, Catalina Denis, Kylie Rogers, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf
Based on "Zero Hour" by Ray Bradbury, Developed by Soo Hugh
Teleplay by Soo Hugh, Directed by Mark Romanek and Brad Turner
The Whispers was a pleasant surprise for me and I'm not much of a sci-fi person. That's why the very odd moment in the middle of the pilot nearly turned me off from the show. But before and after, there was enough intriguing moments to make me want to come back for week two. It starts with the kids. As we've seen on sitcoms, kids can make or break a show and they are absolutely crucial here. Luckily, Kylie Rogers is delightfully eerie and creepy, delivering every line with earnest and that makes it all the more difficult to believe a little girl could be capable of terrible acts (or saying the word "amenable"). The other children in the pilot were good too but Rogers is clearly the standout.
For me personally, it probably depends on how sci-fi this show gets that will determine whether or not I stick with it. I liked the pieces they were putting together and they've promised answers in season one so let's see where this goes... and stay away from Drill!