Thursdays, 9:00 PM ET on FOX
A new FOX drama about a young female pitcher who defies the odds when she becomes the first woman to play in the major leagues.
I really really REALLY like this show. The idea of a woman in the major leagues is intriguing and this series makes it very believable. Love the actors chosen to portray each of the characters in this series. Even if you are not a big baseball fan there is enough story line to keep you intrigued and if you love baseball you will definitely be an addict of this show. This has become one of my top ten favorites and I am praying that it gets enough good reviews to continue.
This review is based on the pilot of "Pitch" which aired 9/23/16 Pitch is a unique concept for a TV series. A drama about baseball. How does one define this in terms of genre? Is it just a "drama"? Or is it an "action" series, where the action is simply baseball instead of violence. Who knows. Time will tell. Honestly, I hope its the latter, because personally, as someone who doesn't give a unicorn's horn about baseball, I tend to like sports a lot more when I have specific people I want to root for, and thats essentially what Pitch is in a nutshell. It's giving you someone to root for. I probably don't have to spell out for you the feminist nature of the series. It's ties with feminism are practically ingrained in the premise. But what I can say, is that Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury) is not the only female lead, and far from the only super strong badass female the show has to offer. Kylie's agent, Amelia Slater (Ali Larter) is pretty much the epitome of the badass female lead that both the feminist movement, and the male audience want. Getting into the pilot specifically, it feels very movie-esque with its entrances, underdog story-vibe and set up, the thematic music selection, and the cut of fictionalized TV reports and Baseball coverage to authenticate the package. Its a show unlike any we've seen before, and If they can find interesting stories to give us, and not just have each episode relate to a different game in a baseball season and the only drama be that of friction between her and her teammates, I think we've got a real promising show her. Of course, the opposite could happen just as easily, and we could see a show about nothing but petty gender drama.
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