Stitchers returns tonight on ABC Family and we have to admit that we’re all kinds of obsessed with the show. Now if you haven’t heard of it – here’s what it is all about.
“Stitchers” follows Kirsten (Emma Ishta), a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be ‘stitched’ into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. Working alongside Kirsten is Cameron (Kyle Harris), a brilliant neuroscientist whose passion for the program is evident in his work. The secret program is headed by Maggie (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), a skilled veteran of covert operations, and includes Linus (Ritesh Rajan), a socially immature bioelectrical engineer and communications technician. Kirsten’s roommate, Camille (Allison Scagliotti), a gifted computer science grad student, is also recruited to use her skills to assist Kirsten in her new role as a ‘stitcher.’
We think the real runaway stars of the show are Emma Ishta and Kyle Harris, but the whole cast has an amazing chemistry. Here’s five reasons we’re loving Stitchers!
Temporal Dysplasia and Stitching.
Bustle did the research for all of us to see if this was a made up condition and it turns out it is. It was made up for the show and we’re kinda loving it. It’s Kirsten’s disorder that makes her so great for stitching. She doesn’t feel, so she’s able to journey into peoples minds and not think twice about it. We love the way that she is able to solve crimes and look into things unlike anyone else would. The mind is a fascinating place and we love the idea of being able to journey inside someone else’s mind.
Cameron and Kirsten’s relationship.
So Kirsten gets recruited for this top secret government agency who apparently has been watching her for awhile. Cameron is a neurobiologist, who isn’t sure that they should be putting her into this situation – because he’s not sure that she can handle it. Everyone needs to have a psych evaluation, and that’s one thing that Kirsten doesn’t have time for. Apparently brains have a shelf life. But Kirsten is willing to dive right in and do whatever it takes to help. She doesn’t live by the rules and will do whatever it takes to figure everything out.
Kirsten’s “don’t give a fuck” attitude.
We get it – Kirsten may have a disorder, but it’s that disorder that gives her, her personality. Her personality is fun and funky and it’s just plain blunt. Too many people now a days don’t live by a “speak your mind” sort of attitude, so we love those that do. Kirsten can’t help who she is, but she can tell the world how things are bluntly, calmly, and matter of fact. She’s an amazing character and we can’t wait to see where they take her.
You think that you have issues. Well yours are probably calm compared to the ones that Kirsten experiences with he roommate Camille. Both of them are trying to be the smartest and the brightest in their Cal-Tech program, and have issues like no other. But the are so matter of fact about those issues, that it is not only entertaining, it’s a ton of fun. They are hilarious and the way that the relate to each other is well… squad goals.
The cast’s chemistry.
The cast gels. It’s so often today that a cast feels forced and you would like to root for the show, but you can’t because the cast is miserable. But with this cast – you feel the way that they mesh and you can’t stop rooting for them.
Stitchers airs Monday on ABC Family.