Boston Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert has rounded up 14 memorable TV pilots. Why 14? Why not?
The best pilots held promise, even if a series didnt fly
With the fall TV season beginning next week, prepare to be deluged with pilot episodes. Those are the new-series premieres designed to entice us, to give us a sense of potential, to bring us back for more. The creation of a strong pilot is an art form in itself - its the art of opening a story, just as filming a series finale is about the art of closing a story. Heres a countdown of the best pilots of the past 10 years.
-- By Matthew Gilbert, Globe Staff
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