I had heard about this series because my mother insisted I read it and it just didn't sound like something I would like. I do enjoy dystopian themed shows and books, but this one just didn't interest me very much. I was intrigued when I read that Emma Roberts was starring as I enjoyed her in Scream Four and then on American Horror Story especially. I was a bit disappointed that this didn't go to series, but happy to see Hulu put up the pilot.
It had it's flaws, but overall I liked it and thought it was a nice set up for a series. I have lots of questions and I guess I will go ahead and read the series, though I am wondering how close the pilot was to the actual novels. I loved Emma Roberts in this role and thought she did a really good job with a character that could possibly seem really Mary Sue-ish. I also liked the boy who played Alex. I was never impressed with his acting on The Secret Life of The American Teenager, but then again everyone on there was so damn bad until you saw them in something else and realized that they could indeed act, just not with that material. Shailene Woodley is living proof of that theory.
I was very interested in the other teens outside Lena and Alex and curious where Julian's story was going, as well as the best friend and the son of the senator. Was the girl that Julian's father referred to, Sunny, the lady Senator? I thought it might be, but was unsure. I'm also curious if the people felt love for family, just not romantic after they took "the cure".