Tonight, the BBC’s Dead Pixels makes its debut on The CW with 2 back-to-back 30-minute episodes. The series stars Alexa Davies (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) as Meg, a sex-starved gamer who plays the online fantasy game “Kingdom Scrolls” with roommate Nicky (Will Merrick), who seems to love to interfere with her potential love life with gaming emergencies, such as castle fires.
Stay-at-home dad, Usman (Sargon Yelda) rounds out their “Kingdom Scrolls” clique, often ignoring his children’s needs. Usman thinks that covering a playpen with a piece of plywood is a good safety measure rather than keeping his child in a cage.
In tonight’s episodes, starting at 8pm ET, Meg introduces a new co-worker she wants to “shag” named Russel (David Mumeni) to “Kingdom Scrolls”. Russel, of course, is acting like a complete noob in the game world by dancing and humping other characters. Usman and especially Nicky aren’t accepting of Russel, and together with Meg, they plot to kill his character and steal his loot.
As a foil to the gamers, Meg and Nicky’s roommate, Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) often bites her tongue as they go on about game-related things, like how Vince Vaughn would be a horrible casting choice for the “Kingdom Scrolls” movie.
Alison also serves up a nice slice of guilt their way when she tells them their protesting Vince Vaughn has resulted in the Wedding Crashers actor ending up in a car accident.
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Not being a gamer myself, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this series. After watching both episodes, I can say with absolute certainty that it doesn’t matter if you’ve never played a game in your life, Dead Pixels shot to the top of my must-watch TV list!
With its offbeat humor, ridiculous characters, who find themselves in silly conversations and situations, Dead Pixels will provide something light, witty, and refreshing to look forward to every week!
Dead Pixels was created by Jon Brown (“Succession”, “Veep”), and executive produced by Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Phil Clarke and Jon Brown.
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