We are lucky enough to live in a time that offers a plethora of television shows in any number of genres. As much as I love all of my long list of shows that take up almost every night of the week, it can be exhausting. Sometimes, I temporarily give myself a break from a show if I start to feel like it’s more like homework than something I look forward to…(more recently that’s been Once Upon A Time, unfortunately).
So, naturally, I try not to watch new shows because that just adds onto the very high pile. However, I made an exception recently because of an actress I admire, Allison Scagliotti, and I’m very glad that I did. Allison played the very spunky, fun-loving, and brilliant character Claudia Donovan in the sci-fi series Warehouse 13, (she also made an
appearance as Claudia in Eureka, which is the same universe as Warehouse 13). By the way, I HIGHLY recommend checking out both of those fantastic shows as well if you haven’t already.
After Warehouse 13 sadly came to an end, Allison announced that she would be starring in a brand new series airing on ABC Family (now Freeform) called Stitchers. Admittedly, I didn’t watch the show immediately, mainly because I didn’t have the time…up until a few weeks ago.
Not knowing the premises of Stitchers, I put on episode 1. Generally, I give a few episodes to really warm up to a show, but this one pulled me in on the first episode. The main character, Kirsten Clark (Emma Ishta) is dragged into the NSA because of her determination to prove her former legal guardian’s death was murder, and not suicide. However, this wasn’t just any secretive NSA department, this was a brand new program designed to solve crimes by ‘stitching’ someone into whats left of the minds of the recently deceased, allowing them to literally walk through their memories.
Although Clark is emotionally detached and doesn’t crack a (genuine) smile, her character is still intriguing because of her lack of filter and her oblivion to social etiquette. She’s bold, brilliant, and when she sets her mind to something, there is no stopping her.
That determination is exactly what landed her in the bizarre world of Stitchers. Lead by a skilled covert operator Maggie (Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Eureka), and her intelligent team consisting of a neuroscientist and mega-nerd Cameron (Kyle harris), and a bioelectrical engineer Linus (Ritesh Rajan), who both bring comedic relief to this science fiction crime drama series, along with Clark’s roommate Camille (Scagliotti).
We not only get to see interesting crimes being solved in a very futuristic way in each episode, but the underlying plot is to find out what really happened to Kirsten Clark’s (real) father, what is the real reason behind the Stitchers program, and who can you really trust? Every episode has been a thriller, and the season 1 finale is most definitely a nail-biter!
If you enjoy science fiction, comedy, and crime solving stories, this is definitely the show to check out! Only 11 episodes per season, and the finale of season 2 airs Tuesday night (May 24th at 10/9c on Freeform TV). I promise you will not be disappointed!