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I first heard of The Nine Lives of Chloe King through IMDB.com while searching through actors and what they were up to. At the time, there wasn’t much information on the show, but I liked the actors involved and I really appreciated the fact that it was based on a book series by Liz Braswell. As it got closer to the show’s premiere, more information became available and the more I got excited, especially when I saw the trailer.
Too often movies, books, and CDs don’t live up to my hype, which stinks, haha. But having seen the pilot, I can now say that the show has so far lived up to my excitement! The pilot starts off with a sort of prologue, a hint of what’s to come later on in the episode, and this started the show off with an intense, somewhat mysterious bang. It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with the cast of characters and the overall premise. The mythology is, in my opinion, rather refreshing and I can’t wait to learn more about Chloe’s role in it all.
I had read a small review of the pilot prior to seeing it and the reviewer asked something along the lines of, “Could this be the new Buffy?”. My answer? Yes, I think this could be a new “Buffy” in the sense that it has an interesting mythology, action, and enough romance to appeal to “Buffy”‘s audience, at least the younger members. Do I think “Chloe King” will have the same depth and address social issues like “Buffy”? No, but it’s on the right track to be entertaining, fun, and a guilty pleasure. 🙂
I was also pleasantly surprised by the acting in the pilot. Skyler Samuels gives a quirky, relatable, and all around enjoyable performance as Chloe, and having seen her on “The Gates”, I know she’s going to be able to carry this show on her shoulders. Ki Hong Lee and Grace Phipps play Chloe’s best friends and are, much like Skyler/Chloe, extremely likeable. I appreciate the fact that Chloe’s friends know about her “powers”, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they all work together to unravel the truths about Chloe’s true nature. And I can’t go without mentioning Grey Damon, who plays Brian. He and Skyler have a natural chemistry and I’m sure Grey will have many fans swooning over him and his character.
All in all, “The Nine Lives of Chloe King” is an extremely enjoyable show so far and I’m eagerly awaiting next week’s episodes. I hope this show lasts and that people give it a chance. I’m looking forward to the books, too, which I would never have heard of if it weren’t for the show. And you know how much I love finding new books to read!
Catch “The Nine Lives of Chloe King” on Tuesday nights 9/8c on ABC Family! For more information on the show, please visit the official website!
For those of you who watched the pilot, what did you think?