‘Fire Country’ 1×01 Review: “Pilot”
Wow! I knew that this show was going to be badass. But I did not expect it to be this badass. I was beyond impressed with the pilot episode and I’m eagerly awaiting the next one. Max Thieriot never ceases to impress and amaze me and this time is no different. As an added bonus, he is surrounded by a kickass group of costars that are playing characters I want to know so much more about. This was most certainly a pilot episode that left me with so many questions I am dying to have answered. So keep reading for my Fire Country 1×01 review!
I was not only impressed that Bode was forgiven by those his crime directly affected, but also by the meaning he took from that forgiveness. He knew that if someone else could see hope in him, then he should be able to see hope in himself. And I can appreciate that he wants to do some good. Of course, it’s an added bonus to get time off his sentence. But still. And while he hates that he has been sent back to his hometown, I think it’s a very good thing. A huge part of healing is often bringing things around full circle. Taking Bode back to where he began may be the best thing for him. And I would be lying if I said I wasn’t excited and ready to watch all of that drama unfold. This show is clearly going to be an exciting one.
Is it going to cause major conflicts? Abso-freaking-lutely. But it’s also going to be really good for everyone involved. At least, in the end. I see a lot of anger, fights, and resentments on the horizon for sure. But it’s all going to be a part of healing. And I can’t wait to see what Riley has to do with it all. Edgewater is clearly a town with many secrets and the pilot episode left me dying to know what all of them were. It’s been a long time since a premiere episode has had me so eager to learn more. I’m just so excited to know all of the dynamics of each relationship and where Riley fits within it all. I think smalltown drama is my favorite kind of drama.
Small Town, Big Names
When I first heard that Max Thieriot was going to be in a new show, I was already into it. Then I read what the premise of the show was going to be and was even more interested. While there are a lot of first responder television shows running, we don’t have any dealing with wildfires. And I think that makes it a whole other beast. So I was ready to go on not only watching this show but covering it as well. Then I saw who else was being added to the cast. We’ve got Billy Burke, who has always been one of my favorites and I’m excited to see him bring his specific blend of charm and energy to his role. And it looks like we are going to get to see Dianne Farr play opposite him. If the first episode was any indication, I’m going to love watching them butt heads!
Seeing Kevin Alejandro had me squealing in excitement! It’s been too long since I’ve been able to see him on my screen. Even though it’s been just over a year since Lucifer ended and I got to see him on my screen regularly, it’s still been too long. And it’s no shock that he’s going to play a character that doesn’t pull any punches and isn’t afraid to tell someone what he’s thinking. And we also have Jordan Calloway! He’s usually mischievous and can easily play the hero or the villain. But this time around, I think he’s going to be a hero. The other players in the game are Stephanie Arcila and Jules Latimer. While I haven’t seen either of them in anything before, they certainly brought it in this episode. So if that’s any indication, they’re going to impress me all season long!
This is Fire Country
As if the small-town drama wasn’t going to be enough, there is going to be plenty of excitement with the premise of the show. Inmates in a firefighting program? In an area prone to wildfires? Hell yes! The stakes have been upped to the max and I can’t wait to see what happens when everything gets out in the open. We’ve got an amazing story, and an amazing cast and things are only just getting started. I wouldn’t be surprised if this one is renewed before the end of the first season. And that’s certainly what I’m going to be hoping for. Because I can already tell that one season isn’t going to be nearly enough. And I’m not just saying that because I love having Max Thieriot on my screen every week.
What did you think of Fire Country 1×01? Are you excited to have a new Max Thieriot-led show to watch? What do you think of the rest of the cast? Is this going to be one you’ll tune in to every week? What kind of drama do you think is going to unfold between Bode and the others in Edgewater who know him? And what do you think the deal is with Riley? Who was she and what happened to her? And what kinds of connections did she have with all of the characters? Find and follow us on Twitter @capeandcastle to discuss all things Fire Country 1×01! You can find me on Twitter @Sarah_Jeanne17! And be sure to check out our site for more content on all things Disney and beyond!