“A Million Little Things” Pilot Review
A Million Little Things the new ABC show aired its pilot episode on Wednesday evening. The show follows the lives of three friends, Rome (Romany Malco), Eddie (David Giuntoli), and Gary (James Roday) following the suicide of their friend, Jonathan (Ron Livingston). As the show unfolds, we are introduced to the various family members, wives, children, and lovers of the characters as they try to piece together the same thing that everyone following as suicide does; what did I miss.
The pilot episode provides a decent enough hook for the audiences to keep them coming back. The relationship between the characters and the friendship between not only the men but also the women will appeal to many. If that weren’t enough, there is drama and intrigue as we get to see the lives and secrets of these characters unfold.
Some scenes in the episode stood out as particularly moving. The scene in which Rome breaks down and tells Eddie and Gary what he was doing when he received the call from Gary was so emotionally raw and powerful that it demonstrates the potential that this show has to be something pretty spectacular. The emotional scenes are delivered with such authenticity from the actors, that we can’t help but feel their emotion and their pain.
While some things in the first episode were reasonably predictable, I think that once the show gets going, the twists and turns will be more surprising for the audience. All in all, the pilot episode of A Million Little Things delivers on the chemistry between characters, the emotional pull of the story, and keeping the audiences wanting more. It could be the hit show of the fall and is undoubtedly one of my favorites.