It’s difficult to gather my thoughts on this.
My thoughts the whole way through were this was rushed, or it didn’t happen this way in the book. I think they could have done much better had they not tried to fit an entire book into one episode. There was no connection between Alex and Lena because they had to remove or rush through every bonding moment between them.
Despite that, my only real problem (besides Alex/Lena) was the mom/dad situation. Why was there even a reason for this? Not only did they keep Lena’s dad alive rather than her mom, but he was a scientist. Her mom CARVED her way out of the prison in the books, using love – the whole point in the series. But in this her father got out because of science? I would be interested to know where they were going to go with that whole thing – how did he do it, and is her mother dead then?
Complaints aside, I did really enjoy watching this. I’m betting it would have only improved from here as it slowed down, and things probably would have connected much nicer after that. I am disappointed they aren’t continuing, because I would continue with the series if they did!
If you guys watched the pilot you should let me know what you thought. Did you like it? What were your favorite and least favorite parts?