7.1
904 votes
Pan Am

Pan Am 2011

ABC

In this modern world, air travel represents the height of luxury and Pan Am is the biggest name in the business. The planes are glamorous, the pilots are rock stars and the stewardesses are the most desirable women in the world. They're trained to handle everything from in-air emergencies to unwanted advances—all without rumpling their pristine uniforms or mussing their hair.
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    • Last updated: aug 02, 2022

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    I definitely would still be watching if it hadn't been canceled. Love the whole feel of the series.

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    I could have really liked this a lot more hadn´t it been for that dumb spy stuff. That doesn´t work and it is rather unbelievable. I enjoyed most of the show though but it never was clear what they really wanted to achieve. A light, easy, entertaining show for the whole family - which would totally be OK. Or a suspense, spy, cold war show - which would also be OK. But the two don´t mix well and in the end it´s neither. Which I find kind of sad because I really like period shows and they hit the nail with the look and feel. So I´m afraid I can understand why Pan Am never really took off ;-)

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    Definitely an uneven production—and as others noted, the weird spy thing is unnecessary and silly. However I came to sing the praises of Karine Vanasse (Colette Valois) as an overlooked talent who brings charm, gravitas and natural pathos to a heavy role. Christina Ricci surprisingly is a yawn whose promise in the pilot went nowhere. Margot Robbie played it flat, with no glint of the outstanding darkly comic talent she's come to embody in later roles. The finale was plotted as if it intended to have a second season. I would have watched. To my mind far more watchable than ludicrous _The Flight Attendant_ (2018) 7/10

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    My main issue with the show is that it never really knew what it wanted to be. It tried to do cute lighthearted but would switch to heavy and tearful the next scene. I get that it tried to achieve a blend but it didn't work most of the times. It's too bad because separately, mostly everything worked. The only weak link was Laura's storyline which fell short compared to the rest of the girl's storylines. After a while, you get also the sense that Dean is a bit of a dick with ladies. He might not promise anything but he sure changes his mind a lot. Anyway, if the show had lasted for one more season, I do think with a first season more centered on the Pan Am universe and the discovery of the world and then gradually adding the spy stuff into season 2 would have made it stronger.

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    Revisiting this series makes me which I'd appreciated it more when it was airing.

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    I love this one. Too bad it's finished.;(

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