It’s easy for superhero TV shows to fall by the wayside due to their flashier, more expensive movie cousins. That doesn’t sound like the case with The Gifted, though. The X-Men spin-off has hit the ground running and, you guessed it, it’s better than *shudder* The Inhumans.
The internet love being negative Nellies when it comes to fresh, new properties so it’s nice to see the vast majority share in their love for a new show. Here are the best reactions – all caps or otherwise – to Fox’s The Gifted.
The Gifted vs. The Inhumans: who wins?
THE GIFTED IS FUCKING AMAZING WOW ENDED EVERY SUPERHERO SHOW3 October 2017
So far, I'm totally enjoying #TheGifted premiere tonight way more than the #Inhumans premiere last week. 📺 #fox #abc #marvel pic.twitter.com/xRx0ysGf163 October 2017
#TheInhumans Bad #TheGifted Good...3 October 2017
It even brought the feels *sniff*
I cannot believe how good this is, the uncontrollable emotion is bringing me back to Erik's origin in the first X-Men movie. #TheGifted pic.twitter.com/wpZWTJTPbz3 October 2017
#TheGifted So that was pretty good. Strong debut. Performances were sometimes a mixed bag, but mostly good. Characters had emotions.3 October 2017
And a couple of neat Easter eggs (including Stan Lee!)
#TheGifted love that X-men ring tone , you just scored a lot of points in my book pic.twitter.com/3p5voOWabM3 October 2017
And we have a Stan Lee sighting. #TheGifted3 October 2017
Ready for next week?
Wow. Not bad at all. Cant wait till next week. #TheGifted pic.twitter.com/TMgmPCDomj3 October 2017
I have a new super hero show to binge watch now #TheGifted ! Love the premiere tonight 😀3 October 2017
In fact, everyone was pretty impressed...
Yeah a lot of story was packed into one episode but it was still a hella awesome debut episode. #TheGifted3 October 2017
#TheGifted , Legion, Deadpool, Logan and one recent film with a mixed response. But keep acting like Fox is doing a bad job with franchise.3 October 2017
The fact that #TheGifted is a pretty great X-Men show without any actual X-Men is a huge win all by itself.3 October 2017
...though there's ALWAYS one
#TheGifted is so boring 1/5 at most3 October 2017
Oh, and Amy Acker is in it. As if you needed another reason to watch.
I have the best tv family:) So lucky to get to act with @stephenmoyer. He's funny, super intelligent, kind, and just an all around great guy. #thegifted @TheGiftedonFOX3 October 2017
A Stan Lee cameo, an all-round great ensemble (though not as many characters as the new Twitter update), and an engaging story in the X-Men-verse. What are you waiting for? Go watch!
If you want to keep tabs on The Gifted, it’s showing every Monday on Fox in the US, and will be available wherever Fox is shown at some point in the near future.