Last night I had a chance to watch the first episode of the new television series, Pitch, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The series airs on Fox on Thursday’s and is about the first female baseball player to ever be called up from the minor leagues to play professional baseball.
Before I go on, let me preface this all by saying, I’m a sucker for sports-themed movies and television shows. I just can’t get enough of them. Seriously. But having the lead character as a female? I’m all in! That is way better than any chick-flick.
While Pitch delivered for me on many levels, it stymied with a few too many clichés. But for this blog, I’m only going to focus on what I loved:
- The lead character Ginny Baker (played by Kylie Bunbury) is absolutely on point. Great job, Kylie! I was cheering for you …
- The march to the big game seemed pretty realistic and had me contemplating the circus that will be when this actually does happen (we are close); it surely will be a circus.
- I was surprised by the ending. I loved that this story is partly motivated by an indestructible father/daughter bond. (yes even though the father can be a real tool) Loved! Loved! Loved!
- Ginny has to find her center again and she does so in a glorious way. I feel her grit and drive.
- The filming felt authentic to me, what with full stadiums and clever and effective flashback sequences.
- The entire cast…man, did they reel me in? You bet they did. I loved the toughness of Ginny’s agent; the fierce determination of the father; the leatheriness of the coach and even the players, some good guys and others not so much.
I am looking forward to this series and I hope that all female sports fans will follow suit.
Watch this series? What do you think? Let me know in the comments section. ***Remember, no spoilers please!