[Warning: The below contains Major spoilers for Ordinary Joe
, Season 1, Episode 1, “Pilot
.”] Fall TV is starting out strong with NBC
’s new drama Ordinary Joe
following James Wolk
‘s Joe Kimbreau as he explores the three different paths his life could take after college graduation. Digging into the concept of “what if,” the opening episode packs in plenty of twists and turns, courtesy of creators Russel Friend
and Garrett Lerner
. Tracking Joe in timelines where he’s a rockstar, nurse, and cop, the series weaves an intriguing web of overlapping characters and conflicts, particularly when it comes to romance and family. (Credit: Sandy Morris/NBC) One thing tying the three worlds together is Joe’s past which includes his father’s death on 9/11. Despite his lack of onscreen presence, Christopher Kimbreau looms large and that’s no coincidence. “Episode 2 really focuses on that a lot,” teases Friend. “Since [Joe’s dad died] when he was 14, that’s a part of ...