Magazine article Variety

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World

Magazine article Variety

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World

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Kevin (Probably) Saves the World

TV REVIEW

"I think everything is beautiful. And I don't like it," says Kevin (Jason Ritter) to Yvette (Kimberly Hébert Gregory). She is not surprised by this confession, because Yvette is an angel - a no-nonsense, business-casual kind of angel, minus the wings. She came to Earth via a meteor - one of 36 who have shown up and glommed on to humans to try to set the human race to rights. This is a weird, heavy mythology to drop in a pilot episode - a mix of theology, science fiction and camp - and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" almost collapses under the weight of it. The opening 20 minutes of the pilot drag the viewer through canned philosophical leading questions about our place in the world and nighttime meteorite-chasing through cornfields, which is quite at odds with the show's semi-ironic title. …

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