Six Degrees

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Sep 21, 2006 on ABC
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Episode Summary

The première episode introduces six people who are connected to each other. Laura is a grieving single mother. Whitney is the self-made success story. Steven, the artist/photographer. Damian, who can not escape his criminal brother shadow. Mae, the girl with a dangerous past that she is hiding from, and finally Carlos, the good guy with a crush who doesn't know what he is in for.moreless

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  • I like to think I'm fairly open minded and that I can enjoy a drama that focuses on ordinary people... but this is just dull!

    The show's quick cancellation should have tipped me off, but I went into Six Degrees with high expectations: it seemed like such an original show. However, sometimes a show's originality can also be its downfall.

    We are quickly introduced to 6 characters who have no connection to each other... seemingly. But over the course of the series, these lives will be intertwined. This is a plot line that could be brilliant, or could quickly turn into a soap opera. I was hoping it would be former, but I now believe it is more likely to be the latter.

    A Pilot episode is meant to grab me and show me that this is a series I should continue watching: this didn't. Literally, nothing happened. Wait, scratch that: nothing happened that I care about! One guy's in a dead end job, some woman has been caught streaking (admitadly, that did grab my attention) and some other woman is having serious problems. None of these stories sound completely original, and indeed they are not. By half way thourgh the episode I was wanting it to be finished!

    Okay, maybe I'm not been fair: a few things did happen. A taxi driver shot a mobster and some woman's British boyfriend is having an affair. If I cared at all about the characters, I'd be intrigued to see what happened to these plots. But I just don't care! The characters don't appeal to me and seem to be very cardboard.

    Even for a Pilot episode, this is very poor. I'll keep watching the new few eps to see if it improves, but I'm not holding out much hope.moreless
  • Review

    Character Development is the most important thing a new show must work to obtain when it first starts out and that was even more important with this show. With a show that has 6 different people and at times 6 different storylines, its so important to make sure that viewers dont get lost to quickly when it comes with keeping up with the characters. I like how some of the members of the six all ready kinda sorta know each other as that will make it a little easier to follow. I thought it was very good for a pilot episode, just based off of how they were able to develop the characters so quickly with only an hour worth of airtime. Looks to be a good enough show.moreless
  • Fantastic first episode that begins to tell the story of six New Yorker's lives and their strange connection to one another!

    From the same minds that brought you "Lost" and "Alias" comes a series seems to be about human interaction, and how little things can affect our lives in a big way. Overall, I feel this is a great first episode. We get introduced to each one of the characters a bit, all of which are somewhat connected. I find myself wanting to know more! Definitely worth checking out!

    My only complaint is that it seems that everyone is a bit too connected already. I'd rather see connections and stories built up a bit slower, than to be force-fed everything at once.moreless
  • Decided to give it a try and wasn\'t dissapointed.

    Though only very loosely based on the original theory of 6 Degrees of Separation and moderately predictable in the story line, it was not more predictable than necessary to get these six people their chain of association.

    Though I had seen most of these cast members before, here and there, I always like when an ensemble cast is built from various levels of obscurity to possibly future greatness. That way none of the faces overpower the characters they\'re trying to embody and none of the egos overpower to storyline.

    All the \"Hook Ups\" in the Pilot seem plausible and not forced. There was some minor intrigue that wasn\'t overpowering, and I liked the ending with Carlos, after chasing this girl around the city, just sit\'s on a subway and there she is accenting the idea that once you stop looking, what you want is right in front of you.

    This show has potential and as long as they can stave off the Network Brass and the urge to overpower it with sudo-drama, it should have no problem rising through the ranks to a prominent spot on ABC\'s roster.

    I\'m looking forward to next week.moreless
  • A good start, enough to keep me coming back.

    I found the show to be a slow burner, hopefully it will flourish into something more than a character drama. Mae with her mystery box seems to be a nice touch.

    The characters all seem to be likeable, so maybe i'll keep coming back for more.

    The only problem i had with it was Michael Giachinno's music - it was way to Lost for me and was sometimes jarring, as I expected the characters to be whisked away to a remote island..moreless
Ruby Jerins

Ruby Jerins


Guest Star

Dennis Boutsikaris

Dennis Boutsikaris

Leonard Ralston

Guest Star

Robert John Burke

Robert John Burke


Guest Star

Miles Chandler

Miles Chandler

Max Caseman

Recurring Role

Jonathan Cake

Jonathan Cake


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (Whitney show him a note in which is wrote "Will you marry me?")
      Whitney: It's time, don't you think?
      Roy: It has been so long my mother stopped pressuring me!
      Roy: But you wanted to wait...
      Whitney: I know but things have fallen into places and it feels right Roy!
      Roy: I can't wait to marry you, but isn't it a guy's unalienable right to do the asking?
      Whitney: It's 2006, men marry men!

    • (on the phone)
      Mae: I don't know what I was thinking Eric, I'm not comfortable, I went out for a night with some friends and..
      Eric: Did the cops booked you?
      Mae: No, I got them to drop the charges.
      Eric: But did they take your picture you they booked you?
      Eric: You should leave!
      Mae: I don't want to.
      Eric: You don't have a choice...
      Mae: I'm sick of running man! I.. I just started to feel normal here, I started to feel safe.
      Eric: He said he would never stop looking, he won't.

    • (Carlos calling Mae's number)
      Recorded Voice: We are sorry, your call cannot be completed as dialed. Please check the number and dial again.
      Heidi: That girl gave you a wrong number? There is a shocker!

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