Starring: Adam Pally, Leighton Meester, Yassir Lester, John Gemberling, Neil Casey
Created by Julius Sharpe
Written by Julius Sharpe, Directed by Jared Hess
In a year full of time traveling new shows, Making History is unique because it's the only one that is a comedy. This was one of my favorite trailers to come out during upfront season last May, but I'm a little less enthusiastic about the pilot while still thinking the elements are all there for this to be a great show.
I was very discouraged at the beginning of the pilot because it felt so haphazard. I actually felt like I had missed something because the opening scene felt so disjointed. It also had a very awkward cut to a commercial so I instantly had concerns about this pilot and worried that maybe all the funny things I had seen in the trailer were all the funny things this show had in the whole pilot. But while it's true that the funniest stuff was from the trailer (the Titanic bit, the "show me the money" bit in the tavern), the episode got much better as it went on. The chemistry between Pally and Meester and dynamics between Pally and Lester are strong while Gemberling and Casey seem like they could be funny supporting characters.
WILL I WATCH IT AGAIN?
Yes. I'm very curious to see episode two.