The Tomorrow People feels like the ripples following to the media tidal wave of superhero movies that reinvented the genre. It's like Heroes, but with a smaller cast. And everyone has similar abilities. And the "horned-rim-glasses" character is more evil because he was Lucifer on another CW show.
Still, even though The Tomorrow People is basically just checking the boxes for the Teen Drama and Action Drama categories, it promises to be entertaining, have thinly-veiled social criticism about <insert trending social minority here>, and have pretty people in true CW fashion.
Then again, it could easily fall into the trap of criticizing "today" people (that's you) of disappointing their potential, of limiting themselves, of becoming obsolete, of ignorantly thinking they're special. Silly, little "today" people. I think the CW might be personally guaranteeing that tomorrow will be better. An Annie reboot will be a mid-season replacement if The Tomorrow People kicks the bucket.
I can't get too excited about this show. Is it just me, or do you feel like you've seen it already? The forces conspiracy theories, missing parent, and secretive organization all smack of a JJ Abrams show that got shelved. Like Alias's tween sibling trying to make it big.
I'm adopting a wait-and-see attitude. The CW has a reputation, but they also have produced two of the best action series of the last 10 years (Supernatural and Arrow). The Tomorrow People could be a refreshing and well written addition to this list . . . or it could be exactly what it looks like.