Tom Swift premiered on Tuesday, May 31. The series follows the eponymous character himself in the aftermath of his father’s disappearance. Tom has everything money can buy, possesses a wit and a genius that’s unmatched, and he has men lining up to be his man, but what he doesn’t have is Barton Swift’s acceptance.
The series premiere, “…And the Liftoff to Saturn,” partly focuses on Tom’s struggle to reconcile his father’s respect for his intellect and innovation with his inability to see him as a man worthy of carrying on their family legacy. Our young billionaire knows who he is and what he wants, but his need for his father’s approval can leave him feeling insecure and unsure of himself.
Confidence, however, isn’t something Tom lacks. When it becomes clear to him that he wasn’t responsible for blowing up his father’s space ship, Tom launches into an investigation that sees him basically operating like a spy complete with his own tech to assist him in his mission for answers.
In the background of most scenes in the show is the impeccable score composed by Matthew Head which incorporates strings, beats, and the occasional somber piano to heighten the moments unfolding on-screen. When the score isn’t setting the mood, the premiere’s soundtrack is with boastful raps, eclectic hip-hop, a cover of the hymn “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” and more!
Tom Swift season 1 episode 1 soundtrack
- Feelin’ Like – Bad Colours and Jarv Dee
- His Eye is on the Sparrow (cover)
- Big Dawg – Quise.B
- FIGHT (Declaration Remix) – Bobby Sessions
- Afterlife – Tee Grizzley
The CW Spiral podcast dedicated their fourteenth episode to Tom Swift from his debut on Nancy Drew to a spoiler-free review of the premiere. Check out their video below!