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10 Favorite Pilots of the 2010s

December 23, 2019 by  

Pilots…are tough. Shows have to introduce a world, characters, and, in theory, set up where the show will go in the first season. But when they’re done correctly? Boy, they can be magic.

As the decade comes to a close, we look back at some of our favorite pilots over the past ten years…*

PITCH (September 22, 2016)

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The fact that Kylie Bunbury didn’t become a breakout star after this series remains an absolute injustice. Her Ginny Baker was the understandable heart of the series, and Bunbury’s performance, especially in the pilot, was just incredible. Ginny’s emotional roller coaster in the premiere was extreme—her call-up as the first female player in the MLB, a disastrous first start, a bounce back game, plus some drama with her dead dad—but Bunbury was electric. There’s no crying in baseball, but, uh, try to make it through the hour without a few tears escaping.

(Credit: Ray Mickshaw / FOX)

*We’re also doing a list of favorite episodes over the decade. As a note, one of the (self-imposed) restrictions was nothing that no show that made this list could make the other so there wouldn’t be a huge amount of double-ups. (It also served as a tie-breaker for some shows, whose pilots could have made this list, but ended up with a different episode in that one instead.)

Which pilots were your favorite this decade?

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