Welcome to Pilot TV, the very first magazine of its kind, anywhere in the world. A magazine dedicated to the wonderful time-consuming, life-consuming world of cinematic television.
Even 15 years ago – with The Wire, The West Wing and The Sopranos – it seemed unthinkable that one day we would have quite so many ways to watch quite so many shows. That our big grey telly boxes would one day give way to not just countless channels, but streaming platforms and on demand services crammed with blindingly brilliant stuff.
It’s overwhelming, right? We’ve been there: sitting in front of a TV or laptop screen, palms sweating at our unmanageable watchlist. And that’s where we come in. We will tell you what’s worth watching, why and in what order. We will bring you closer than anyone else to the brilliant men and women who make the shows that matter, digging deep into the stories behind the shows that are about to change your life. Because that’s what we’re dealing with here: shows that burrow into your heart and mind and consume your very being. This is not just telly. These are shows with the budget, scale, scope, production values, filmmaking talent and storytelling chops only previously found on the big screen. These are comedies, dramas, thrillers, documentaries and sci-fi epics. These are the shows you’ll be running to work to talk about the next morning. And we’ll ensure not a minute, not a word, is wasted.
Terri White, Editor-in-Chief