Posted Oct 4, 2009 @ 3:42 AM
Yep--the guy who was having sex in the ambulance ended up finishing things for himself, once the call came in. It didn't bother me so much, since it made sense from practical reasons, and they weren't on a call when they started using the bus as a rolling (well, parked) hotel room, but it didn't dop anything to make me like the characters. Especially the sexy-blonde-who-keeps-her-shirt-cut-low (sigh).
I really, really enjoyed the helicopter crash (it being fictional and all)--the special effects were really good, and I thought it made a lot more sense than anything on ER (the second version of Romano v. Helicopter was one of the straws-that-broke-the-me-ever-watching back, until the final 5 episodes brought me in). I was amazed, though not to the point of disbelief, that "Rabbit" survived, and can see how he'd be a) half believing he can't die, and b) bug-eyed crazy. He would've been my favorite character, until the Steve McQueen imitation and, yeah, the implication that that scene, down to the drunk guy losing a finger, was played for laughs.
Unfortunately, I didn't care about Nasty--er, I mean, Nancy. Seriously, that was what, a 15-car pile-up, and she was going all emo over ONE fatality? Not a good sign for someone doing that job. I didn't care about the guy who's cheating on his wife as a way of "dealing." I was surprised that, after the radio announcement of the 1-year anniversary of the helo crash, and its mention that there would be a memorial that afternoon/evening, none of our survivors was at the memorial. And I couldn't tell, at the end, if Nancy and Rabbit were a "thing" or if that was the first time she ended up at his place (I'm thinking the latter), nor did I care, except for the whole, sad, "Oh, she's one of those women who goes from man to man in the end, huh? The 70's Show Jackie of the group."
I didn't particularly care about any of the people except the kid who got throat-shot by shrapnel. As as others have mentioned, I doubt the show can keep paying for the big-impact disasters. But I'll give it another episode, because this was the pilot.
The pilot is never the final word.