FOX, OCT. 2
(Mondays, 9 ET/PT)
Goodness, it’s an odd year for Marvel. The company has given its corporate cousin ABC what looks (based on an admittedly incomplete pilot) like the season’s worst new series in Marvel’s Inhumans, while handing rival Fox the best series it has yet produced. So what sets apart this X-Men offshoot, about a family on the run from anti-mutant agents, from those failures? Stakes. The pilot and the actors immediately make you care about these characters and their plight, and make you eager to see what happens next. For this company’s TV division, that’s a marvel.