The Quest: Best & Worst Pilots Ever

Pilots and Petards Podcast is on a quest. We are determined to find the best and worst pilots ever. We will keep a running list of pilots as we review and analyze them each week.

Below is the running list of pilots from best to worst:

  1. End of the Fing World
  2. This Is Us
  3. Breaking Bad
  4. One Punch Man
  5. Black-ish
  6. Better Call Saul “Uno”
  7. Dexter “Dexter”
  8. Pose “Pilot”
  9. The Handmaid’s Tale “Offred”
  10. The Shield
  11. Killing Eve
  12. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel “Pilot”
  13. My Name Is Earl
  14. X-Men the Animated Series
  15. The Wonder Years
  16. This Close
  17. Rick and Morty
  18. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  19. A Million Little Things “Pilot”
  20. The Punisher
  21. Friday Night Lights
  22. South Park
  23. The Crown
  24. Cheers
  25. Alias Grace
  26. The Haunting of Hill House “Steven Sees a Ghost”
  27. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan “Pilot”
  28. Castle Rock “Severance”
  29. Manifest “Pilot”
  30. Cobra Kai
  31. Lost
  32. Boy Meets World
  33. Married with Children
  34. I Feel Bad “Pilot”
  35. Law and Order SVU
  36. Freaks and Geeks
  37. Dawson’s Creek
  38. Altered Carbon “Out of the Past”
  39. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt “Kimmy Goes Outside”
  40. Cloak and Dagger “First Light”
  41. Glee
  42. Supernatural
  43. Single Parents
  44. Firefly
  45. One Tree Hill
  46. Wonderfalls
  47. The Cool Kids “Pilot”
  48. Rel “Pilot”
  49. Batman Beyond
  50. New Amsterdam “Pilot”
  51. Ally McBeal
  52. DC Titans “Titans”
  53. The Rookie “Pilot”
  54. Alex Inc
  55. 7th Heaven
  56. Sons of Anarchy “Pilot”
  57. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

7 thoughts on “The Quest: Best & Worst Pilots Ever

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  1. I agree!

    Unfortunately Mo has a raging NB for Glee. So Supernatural will unlikely advance, but for future rankings it would help to swing that split decision.


  2. End of the Fucking world is a mini-series adaptation of a novel, and it’s so short and focused it’s really just a movie cut up. There was no pilot, a pilot is a testing grounds, so I don’t really think it belongs here.

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  3. Hmm, Jzakko that is a fair point. None of our other pilots fit that description. It did air as the first episode of a series and it ended with room for another season. I’ll discuss it with the gang.

    I think that could be said about a lot of shows. Does it matter that they stretch a story out? Friday Night Lights was a movie retold as a series, same with Buffy.


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