Three Moons Over Milford

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Aug 06, 2006 on ABC Family
7.7
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After a cometary event causes the Moon to split into 3 pieces, Laura's Wiccan daughter Lydia tries to invoke a spell to repair it, but only succeeds in burning down the school. Meanwhile, Laura's 16 year old son Alex is romanced by Claire, a 29 year old computer programmer. Mack and Michelle quarrel over the disposition of his mother's house, and Laura's husband skips town and leaves her penniless.moreless

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  • I LOVE this show! It's quirky, funny, and it has an amazing premise!

    9.5
    While the pilot is not the best episode of the series, it IS the beginning of the show, afterall. Thus, we must sit through it, even if it is slow: the exposition is a very important aspect and leads to a better understanding of the story as a whole.



    Everyone who thinks there's too much going on, too many characters (the lady w/ the ketchup, for example)...well, I just don't agree. Haven't you heard of filler? Guest stars? Structure/plot? This particular lady is not important, but her storyline provides us with a great example of a "moons thing," AND she introduces us to the diner owner and the lawyer; though we know these two characters because of Laura as well, this woman ties everything together (as do the other guests in this episode).



    I feel that the pilot calls for a lot of chaos, as we are being introduced into a newly-chaotic world. No, we do NOT see the world as soon as the moons have been split, but this show probably would not have worked if it had started out from the beginning; we HAD to be thrown in. And who knows? Maybe later, they'll show flashbacks. That could be cool.



    As for the acting, I don't see the atrocities some of you are seeing. The girl who plays Lydia, I feel, brings an excellent teen quality to her character: the "tragic" teenager ("I'm going to prison!" My life is over!). And that line...I LOVED the delivery: soft, knowing, and scared-to-death!



    And she gets even better as the show goes on. She'll grow; give her time.



    Elizabeth McGovern, well, she's a veteran; she's great!



    Perhaps you are concerned with Alex's "girlfriend." While the woman that plays her is not top-notch (no, she's no Emily VanCamp, or fill in your own favorite), she has some room to grow, and I think that she DOES grow in the next few episodes, especially when she learns the truth about Alex.



    I'm not going to go any further with this. As I've said, I love this show, I think it has some GREAT ideas/potential, and the acting is pretty good--if not spot-on in some places.



    And for the love of God, quit talking about Gilmore Girls! Three Moons may be similar in some ways (the campy situations, quirky characters, small town, and upbeat music), but who CARES! Nothing is completely original anymore! This is the mood the creators were going for, and I think it's the only one that works. In my opinion, it is not all that reminiscent of Gilmore Girls; I think it adds just enough and makes enough changes that it stands on its own, withOUT any comparison. Just my thoughts on that. ;-)moreless
  • "Three Moons Over Milford" is about a small town that is very gossipy, and full of interesting people. The show is centered around Laura, a working mom with 2 children: Alex and Lydia. But, their attempts to fit in don't always go as planned.moreless

    9.5
    I thought the Pilot episode was extremely cute and well written. After the first 15 minutes I was hooked. I went straight to downloading it on iTunes. The town atmosphere is so funny! People take the "moons" thing so seriously. How do you not want to watch that? It is a really good idea to have to show centered around a family, though. It gives the show a good sense of direction and focus. I have a strong feeling that this show is here to stay! If you have seen it yet...then I highly recommend seeing it!moreless
  • Kind of Lifetimey for such a good show idea.

    5.9
    Three Moons more or less dissapointed me to no end. Since I'm a teenaged guy, obviously ABC Family has no interest in what I have to say, so when I saw a preview for this show, I though 'hey, maybe this channel has something I'd like to watch for a change'. Then I just so happened to miss the pilot. iTunes later offered it for free, so I picked it up. All I can say is... it's very silly and different. The acting is all pretty much awful to the point where you are wondering whether or not it's on purpose. I mean, I really liked the concept. But the execution was just so average and the characters are all really annoying and stuck up, that I just didn't give a care whether or not that bratty girl at the end got thrown in jail or not. Another problem the show has is deciding whether or not it wants to be interesting, because half the time I was really getting bored with what was going on. I'll need to see more, but so far, it doesn't look promising.moreless
  • eehhh... it's ok...

    6.0
    I wasn't expecting the whole moon split thing to have already happened. I guess it had to go that way for the show to be what they wanted it to be. If the moon broke and we had to watch the world deal with the disaster then the show might have taken a bit more of a dramatic tone.

    The pilot was ok. Nothing too special. I'll watch the next couple of episodes to see if there is improvement or if this is just trying to be Gilmore Girls. It was also pretty predictable.moreless
  • just ok

    4.6
    This premise of the show is great. The moon is destroyed and it's only a matter of time before it comes crashing to the earth, told through a comedy!



    But the follow through was just ok. The creator seemed to want a Gilmore Girls feel with this show. The small town, everyone knows everyone. Even one scene with the mom and daughter had similar traveling music to Gilmore Girls. But the poor acting on everyone's behalf made this show only just ok. I'm hoping that, as with Kyle XY, the acting improves over time.



    I'll give this series one more chance before I turn it off. Hopefully the actors will be must better.moreless
Jason Bryden

Jason Bryden

Delivery Man #1

Guest Star

Lorena Gale

Lorena Gale

Townsperson #3

Guest Star

Allison Hossack

Allison Hossack

Evie Sissel

Guest Star

Ona Grauer

Ona Grauer

Sarah Louise Feckland

Recurring Role

Meg Roe

Meg Roe

Police Chief Grace Wochuck

Recurring Role

Donavon Stinson

Donavon Stinson

Ted

Recurring Role

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    • Laura: Allegria?
      Alex: (Reading Letter)"Dear Miss Laura, Im so sorry I leave you. You be very good to me." Oh no not another.
      Laura: She probably went to Puerto Rico, to be with her family.
      Alex: Yea, "I take two-hundred twenty-two dollars from your dresser"
      Laura: Good.
      Alex: Good?!
      Laura: She took it, she needed it to get home.
      Alex: "I also take two of your watches from your drawer and a necklace with diamonds, I sell them to go to New York because I want to be Opera Singer, maybe famous and learn, I pay you back when I can."

    • Laura: (to Lydia) You burned down their school doing Witchcraft?
      Lydia: Mum, I was trying to help.
      Laura: We are Methodists!

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