Quick Take: RED BAND SOCIETY on FOX
I don’t dislike RED BAND SOCIETY. Not fully. I liked Octavia Spencer very much. And Dave Annable is great and beautiful with that salt-and-pepper hair going on. And I really like everything regarding Thomas Ian Nicholas and Wilson Cruz and Griffin Dunne. Are you sensing a theme yet? Because therein lies the problem – I should like at least something related to the kids in the show that make up 60-70% of the cast and story. But I didn’t. Nothing felt memorable, where everything else felt too treacly and saccharine for my tastes. I’ll give it a second episode to see if they can shake off all the pilot-problems, but I’m doing so with hesitation.
In short: Not a 100% “skip this” but more like a 50% “watch with caution.”
Check out some pretty gallery images from the show while deciding whether to set the DVR: