TFG1Mike’s TV Series Talk: Chicago Fire Pilot Premiere

TFG1Mike’s TV Series Talk

Chicago Fire

Season 1


I was suuper excited for this! At the same time I had no idea it was a Dick Wolf production. I was able to see it before it aired on Wednesday October 10, 2012. For the simple reason that iTunes had the Pilot episode for FREE. I saw it and really loved it!!!! I know there have been Fire Department dramas and films in the past, but I can’t think of ones I really was intrigued by.

This however has tons of potential, and I can’t wait to see where it goes.

For the first 20 minutes of the pilot, I did not recognize any of the cast. The reason for that is, as I found out they are mainly from shows I have never, nor have I ever watched.  The cast includes the following people:

Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey

Most will know Jesse from House M.D.

Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide

Most will know Taylor from Breakout Kings, Castle, and The Vampire Diaries.

Monica Raymund as Gabriela Dawson

Most will know Monica from Lie to Me and The Good Wife.

Eamonn Walker as Chief Bowden

Most will know Earmonn from Oz, E.R. and Justice.

Lauren German as Leslie Shay

Most will know Lauren from 7th Heaven, A Walk to Remember, Memphis Beat, and many others.

Charlie Barnett as Peter Mills

This guy hasn’t had many entries in his career. He’s been a guest on Law & Order SVU and Criminal Intent, he was also a pilot in MIB3.

David Eigenberg as Christopher Hermann

Most will know him from E.R., Criminal Minds, and more.

Terry Reeves as Hallie Casey

Most will know her from Medium, Rules of Engagement, Days of our Lives, and General Hosputal.

I’m really not sure where this show is going. It seems to be that Law & Order episodic feel, without any real continuity. Sure the promo at the end showed continuing storylines for each character, but this pilot just felt as if there was a beginning, middle, and ending. Without actually leading anywhere. After finishing watching it, I’m excited for future episodes, but I wasn’t on the edge of my seat, as I am with other TV Series.  As I stated above I am really loving the concept of the show, and did enjoy everything about it. There were no oh hell no or WTF moments. However as I just stated, not sure where they’ll take it. I think having a virtually unknown cast (at least unknown to me) helps this show. I did throughly enjoy learning more about Fire Department procedures, and the lives that firemen and women lead. You can catch the premiere of Chicago Fire tonight 10pm Eastern/9Central after SVU on NBC.

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TFG1Mike is a geek with many interests. He has been podcasting for over a decade, and sees no stopping point in sight. From Transformers, He-Man, Batman, Comics, movies, video games, cartoons, and so much more, Mike has a zeal for the things he loves, and he will bring the hammer down on the things that he has a disdain for. He's generally a postive person, but negativity can creep in there. Mike is all about the innuendos and innuendon'ts too. You'll hear him on many of The GCRN podcasts!

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