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.