Ghosted: "Pilot" Review
The pilot for FOX’s Ghosted screened at Comic-Con on Thursday, July 20th, and this is our non-spoilery review of the episode.
Ghosted, FOX’s attempt to comedically springboard off the evergreen adoration of The X-Files, features a formidable comedic duo in Parks and Rec’s Adam Scott and The Office’s Craig Robinson. Though you might think these two would have crossed paths over the years more than they actually have (Hot Tub Time Machine 2, a little bit in Knocked Up), they haven’t really collaborated all that much, which makes for an exciting pairing.
Scott turns on his nebbish charm for this one as a disgraced MIT professor, Max, who finds himself thrown into a paranormal adventure with Robinson’s tough and bitter Leroy, with part of the mystery here in the pilot episode being the randomness of their team up. Why these two? Why has a highly skilled agent of the Bureau Underground — a small and secret team that investigates spooky happenings for the government — specifically named these two outsiders during his final transmission to home base? There’s really no time to question it as Max and Leroy are thrown head first into the realm of the weird and wonderful.