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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…*

EMPIRE (January 7, 2015)

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Part family drama, part musical powerhouse, EMPIRE was compelling from the start. Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie was iconic from the very first episode, and the series dropped a number of signature original songs in the pilot. Who didn’t want to spend more time with the Lyons after that first hour?

(Photo: Chuck Hodes/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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