The Pilot episode of Chicago Fire aired on Wednesday to kick off the show's first season, which hopefully won't be its last.
The episode started right in the heat of the action, and before we even learned most of the main characters' names, we witnessed the death of one of the firefighters. We knew something like this might happend, but I didn't think it would be this early. It turns out that Darden's death was needed in the show's storyline to create tension between the two main firefighters, Kelly Severide and Matthew Casey. I guess it "sets the scene" pretty well, but we still have a lot of watching to do if we are ever going to care about these beautiful people in these familiar stories.
Upon being introduced to the sexy paramedic team of …Read more >
We don't know much about what to expect with Chicago Fire. The Pilot episode premieres a week from today, Wednesday October 10th at 10/9c, on NBC. However, it's currently possible to watch the pilot episode online if you click here. I'm not sure how much longer it will be available on NBC.com, so watch it while you still can. I can tell you right now, the pilot starts off with A LOT of action. The first 12 minutes alone include a house fire, the aftermath of a gangbanger gun battle, and very intense car crash scene on a bridge.
The premiere also features the real mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, playing himself. He told the press, hopefully in jest, that acting as mayor in a show is much more difficult than actually being the mayor. He agree…Read more >