In a dark world where a mysterious organization is hunting down and killing children with powers, Russell (Aaron Yoo) has been The Tomorrow People's bright spot. But we'll see a new side to the fun-loving jokester of the Tomorrow People when Aaron discovers that his father has died on Wednesday's episode (9/8c on The CW), which dredges up memories from his past that he's kept suppressed for years.
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"As with a lot of comedians and funny people in general, humor is a coping mechanism to deal with a lot of pain," Yoo tells TVGuide.com. "Russell has a personal secret that...
Stephen forgot the first rule of Fight Club being a Tomorrow Person: Don't let anyone find out about your superpowers!
After helping to save one of his classmates a few weeks back on The Tomorrow People, Stephen (Robbie Amell) teleported away from the train tracks just when Astrid (Madeleine Mantock) drove up. But when she confronted him, he lied to her face, causing a rift between Stephen and his only human friend. Has Stephen's big secret been blown?
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Aw, heck. Is it really worth making a fuss over The Middle's 100-episode milestone? It hardly seems in character for a family like the Hecks of Orson, Indiana. When she's reminded that they volunteered to drive a giant cow float in Orson's centennial parade, Frankie (Patricia Heaton) whines, "This is what happens when we drink: We sign up for stupid committees. Or get Brick."
But as Orson itself expresses in a self-deprecating new town motto: "Why not?" This episode (Wednesday, 8/7c, ABC) truly is cause for celebration, as TV's most heartfelt and hilariously relatable family sitcom reflects on what brought Frankie and Mike (Neil Flynn) to Orson in the first place, while giving their lovably imperfect offspring a chance to shine in clever-to-wacky subplots. (Sue's attempt to make Darrin jealous by cozying up to her flamboyant BFF Brad is especially genius.)
The CW's beyond-generic The Tomorrow People feels like yesterday's news — and not just because it's adapted from a '70s British sci-fi series. Turns out this isn't as durable a property as Doctor Who, or maybe the reboot is just that bad. Cut from the same angsty pattern of so many CW supernatural shows, Tomorrow (Wednesday, 9/8c) offers up a duller than usual gaggle of pretty, overripe CW teens-in-their-20s with superpowers. The "Tomorrow People," we learn in an endless prattle of exposition, are a cluster of genetic mutations whose special gifts emerge upon adolescence. Forget pimples. This subculture specializes in the "three T's": teleportation, telepathy, telekinesis. They forgot "tired," "tepid" and "too too derivative," which much better describes the experience of meeting these lost kids.
Genetically enhanced humans vs. the government. It's one of the oldest sci-fi clichés in the book. But The CW's Tomorrow People, a reboot of the '70s cult classic, never feels dated. There are definite retro nods — such as their A.I. computer sidekick, TiM — but it has enough twists (and sexy, implausibly high school characters) to fit in perfectly alongside other CW teen fare.