Reign

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

20
Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 17, 2013 on The CW
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Episode Fan Reviews (2)

8.0
out of 10
Average
67 votes
  • Wonderfully efficient, increasingly nonsensical

    5.0
    I was really impressed by the beginning of this pilot simply because of how nicely it establishes things. With just a little text or exposition here and there, the episode establishes a great many situations and relationships with breathtaking speed while avoiding confusion as to who is who, at least for a while.



    I also found the idea of a future queen as a giddy teenager hanging with her girlfriends interesting. Were teenagers as silly back then as now? Probably not; I think you had to grow up faster back then. Still, it's refreshing to see roles normally portrayed with mature grace played with the unsureness of youth.



    Unfortunately, once everyone had been introduced I started to lose interest. It felt a little too artificial in its intrigue, and one seen involving watching sex and the aftermath just seemed so ludicrous that it put me off.



    By the end of the episode I had just lost interest. But I'm still impressed at just how well it started.

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