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. The Handmaid’s Tale “Offred”
  9. The Shield
  10. Killing Eve
  11. My Name Is Earl
  12. X-Men the Animated Series
  13. The Wonder Years
  14. This Close
  15. Rick and Morty
  16. The Punisher
  17. Friday Night Lights
  18. South Park
  19. The Crown
  20. Cheers
  21. Alias Grace
  22. Castle Rock “Severance”
  23. Cobra Kai
  24. Lost
  25. Boy Meets World
  26. Married with Children
  27. Law and Order SVU
  28. Freaks and Geeks
  29. Dawson’s Creek
  30. Altered Carbon “Out of the Past”
  31. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt “Kimmy Goes Outside”
  32. Cloak and Dagger “First Light”
  33. Glee
  34. Supernatural
  35. Firefly
  36. One Tree Hill
  37. Wonderfalls
  38. Batman Beyond
  39. Ally McBeal
  40. Alex Inc
  41. 7th Heaven
  42. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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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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