This is a SciFi procedural show with a long term story arc. Kristen Clark is the stitcher who can go into the memories of dead people to see their last moments. She is told that the stitchers team uses the technology to solve the deaths of the people Kristen stitches into. However in each episode, Kristen gets hints that there is more to the program and that her role in it is more special than just being one of the rare people who can stitch. The very last episode is one revelation after another to questions raised in earlier episodes combined with new questions for the next season.
The show centers around the character of Kristen and the show has an actress in Emma Ishta who carries off the role very well. The awkwardness of lab rats playing detective is handled by Kristen having knowledge of the deaths than no one else has, so the LAPD has no choice but to work with her. Most of the cast are young and the show deals with the usual angst of young adults that is typical of ABC Family shows. However the angst is low key as the show if first and foremost a procedural.
I was surprised to find such a show on ABC Family as it is far from their usual fare but it is an excellent show of its type. More importantly the long term story arc appears to be well thought out and is not being dragged out as is too often the case with such arcs.
Really awesome show! I can't say enough about it! I was a bit surprised about any ratings or comments about it being low. But I don't tend to rate with the general consensus of tv shows or movie. This tv show has really great messages for viewers and is super fun to watch! If you like watching shows for the messages it's giving like I do, this is a fun watch. For me, it's up there with Humans, the TV show. So much to enjoy. When I saw less than great reviews (not on Amazon) I bolted to Amazon.com, where I watched it, to post a review cause I love supporting what I love!
Stitchers is an interesting Science fiction tale. It develops the story of a young woman (Kirsten Clark) with a creative condition called Temporal Displasia. She is involved in a condition called "Stitching" where her consciousness is inserted into a newly dead person to find out who killed them.
The story is told using believable factoids. If you are willing to suspend your disbelief it is easy to get lost in the story. Stitchers makes you care about all of the characters and with Stitching itself.
This new series grows on you. When I first started watching, I found it a little 'wooden', but now I realize how the characters and relationships are growing together, particularly the main character, and I can say I'm looking forward to a season #2 from these people! :D And, wow! How 'bout that season finale! :O
OBSESSED with this show. At first I was kind of indifferent to the lead Kirsten, but she began to grow on me. And now I'm extremely curious and excited about learning about each of the characters. I feel like this show is just beginning. I hope it lasts!
Sleek looking show. Clever dialogue in the opener. Not all characters interesting at the get-go, but might develop with time. Would like to see if the story can go beyond the typical action-thriller cliches.