Blindspot reminds me of Prison Break with all the tattoos except the woman wearing them has no clue why they are there, so maybe it is a bit more like Momento? She also is a bit like Jason Bourne since she knows foreign languages and kick all sorts of ass, but has no memory of her own. Quantico has an overall mystery about which FBI recruit ends up being the one who sets up a terrorist attack later on, but first we must stare at all the attractive people flirt with one another.
Since I read many different television critics, I thought I would add to each show a sense of what critics generally think about what they have seen so far from these shows, which in most cases is only the pilot episode.
Premieres: Monday, September 21, 2015 at 10/9c on NBC
Cast: Jaimie Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson, Ukweli Roach
Creator: Martin Gero
A Jane Doe is found in a duffle bag in Times Square with a body tattooed with a bunch of clues including a note to the FBI. She has no memory but seems to be special ops trained like Jason Bourne.
Critics’ Take: In a fall season that does not seem to have any standout new shows, this one seems to be one of the better ones. It is very procedural though and not much is devoted to character since Jane Doe has no clue who she is or why she knows what she does, but the main FBI agent working with her also doesn’t seem to have much of a personality. Critics are hopeful that this one can improve, even if the overall mystery of the tattoos don’t make a lot of sense if you stop to ask why someone would do that.
Premieres: Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 10/9c on ABC
Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Tate Ellington, Graham Rogers
Creator: Joshua Safran
It starts off following new FBI recruits as they go through their training at Quantico, but turns into a hunt for one of the agents that they believe is behind a huge terrorist attack on American soil while she must prove her innocence and find who is really behind it.
Critics’ Take: Even though this show is not from Shondra Rhimes, it is laid out very much like How To Get Away With Murder with the destruction taking place and then flashbacks to the FBI agents at Quantico. Critics talk about Priyanka Chopra, who is a major Bollywood star, really being the main shining pretty person in a cast of incredibly pretty people.