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Another pilot I've watched is Babylon, a new show on Channel 4 UK.

Director, Danny Boyle, describes it as "a cop show without detectives".

The pilot follows a few characters in Scotland Yard, particularly, American, Liz Garvey, former head of communications for Instagram has been appointed the Director of Communications for Scotland Yard.

The show begins with a TED talk given by Liz on the principles of using social media as a PR tool - Honesty. This will be her guiding light in trying to bring Scotland Yard into the new age. The pilot's main theme was about the communication inefficiencies occurring in Scotland Yard. No one knows what's happening for sure but even at that, those who know, refuse to be honest about it.

Babylon also introduces other likeable and not so likeable characters which I personally have not been able to tell how they're relevant to the major storyline yet.

Also, what's up with that last scene about sharing the pie? I can't find anything online to explain that scene. It was as if it was all supposed to happen and Liz had to "share a pie" with the other unlikeable character.
I've kept it vague so it doesn't spoil the episode.

The verdict? It's okay. I like the storyline about how Liz Garvey is going to change the way Scotland Yard communicates and I want to see more.

More on this till the next episode.


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