The Gifted: “Pilot” – Review

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The Gifted premieres October 2, 9pm on Fox.

I recall my first thoughts were not positive when hearing about a show being set within the X-Men universe that followed a completely different cast and narrative than that of familiar characters we’ve previously seen portrayed. On paper, it appeared doomed to fail having so much existing iterations and history behind it that required homage as well as the undertaking of a similar, yet new pathway of story that audiences haven’t seen before. All of these aspects came together to form what looked to be an insurmountable task for this show to overcome to the point where I maintained a very skeptical wait-and-see attitude, thinking that I would let the first couple of episodes air and then if the reception was positive I would then give it my attention. What reinforced this line of thinking was that it was Fox who was…

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