|Aaron, Rachel, Charlie Matheson, Miles Matheson, Nate Walker, Tom Neville (NBC)|
We're introduced to Ben and Rachel Matheson and their two children (daughter Charlie and son Danny) just before a mysterious event takes out all power worldwide. Cars stop in their tracks, planes fall from the sky, and computers shut down forever. Somehow, Ben knows the event is coming and manages to download a bunch of files on a special USB drive before everything goes dark.
Miles and Aaron, on the other hand, were more engaging. Under his jaded and tough exterior, Miles has the capacity to join a larger cause—and he is one wicked samurai with a sword. The fight scene in The Grand is impressive by television standards. And Aaron has the promise of the geek appeal of characters like Lost’s Hurley and SGU’s Eli, who give us access to the story through someone we can relate to. While the characters are still new and yet to be developed, I didn’t have much of a problem believing they were who they were supposed to be.
|Grace / NBC|