Starring: Priyanka Chopra, Josh Hopkins, Aunjanue Ellis, Johanna Braddy, Jake McLaughlin, Yasmine Al Massri, Tate Ellington, Graham Rogers
A pilot done right.
Excellent setup of your plot, structure, and universe. A solid introduction to all of the main characters. I have a solid grasp of who each of them are, and already care about some of them after just one episode.
Also, excellent casting. Chopra is a star, and easily one of the breakout stars of the fall season. The rest of the cast is solid.
Quantico is one of the best new shows of the fall season, and one of only two that I would have immediately watched a second episode after the first (the other being Scream Queens). I’ve heard it being compared to Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder, and honestly… it would pair great with the Thursday lineup. Hopefully ABC sticks with this regardless of ratings, because this is a bonafide hit show. This is the stuff that will get people hooked after they binge watch a few episodes.
A well spun thriller. Also, props to offing a presumed series regular in the first episode.
FINAL GRADE: A