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07 November 2009 @ 10:46 am
The Hoard Potato: More Shows I'm Not Watching  
quelonzia and I sat down to watch our recording of the premiere of V last night.

Fans of the original series will not be disappointed: it was completely faithful to the original.

The acting was wooden, the scripting was heavy-handed, the motivations were weak, the characters were unlikable, and the glaring Plot Stupidity of the original was wholly intact.

We didn't get past the first half-hour.

Pity. I had high hopes, considering the cast was packed with veterans of some of the best SF shows of the last decade.

Now I'm kind of nostalgic for the first couple of seasons of Earth: Final Conflict.


 
 
I feel: disappointeddisappointed
 
 
 
Tombfyretombfyre on November 7th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
It seems more shows with promise are bombing lately. At least I've still got Defying Gravity to watch. :) Its up on the Space channel portion of the CTV broadband network.
Gorn Captain: The Internet is for Gorn!gorn_captain on November 7th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
The original miniseries was good. The weekly series that came hot on the heels on the not as good second mini was pretty torturous to watch though.
Moonfire: amusedmoonfires on November 7th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Jane Badler will always be Diana, Rawr. :D
KehzaFox: uncertainkfops on November 7th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
We downloaded and watched the first episode last week.

I was hoping this one would be good, but I pretty much agree with what you said. I also find it terribly disappointing the giant alien space-ships showing up over earth was sort've dealt with as "Oh my god! Oh, they're pretty! Oh, they're friendly!"... it all happened so fast that it left me very unsatisfied.

Like honestly... the anticipation that you could have between an alien ship showing up and the unveiling aliens themselves, that could be the best thing ever. But in "V" it was squished down to absolutely nothing.

So many opportunities lost.
Bobyourbob on November 8th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
Did you make it to minute 28 (counting commercials) where they did the mother-son "very special episode" dialog?
Drakedrakegrey on November 8th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
And here I was thinking I was the only one who didn't like the new V. Even with the new effects and attitudes and plot elements, it was... an antique.

OH NOES HERE TO STEAL OUR RECIPE FOR WATER.
Cheat Thee, Sir Owl?: Scientific/Sarcasticsoreth on November 8th, 2009 05:46 am (UTC)
Seriously, what's with the aliens showing up for our water? Did they not notice Europa on the way in? All the water you'll ever want guys, and nobody shoots at you when you try to claim it.
leonard_arlotteleonard_arlotte on November 8th, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)
This is not to mention the water in the Oort Cloud.

That said, I guess that I'm just not as picky about the SciFi I watch on TV and in the theater, as I'm not as bothered by stuff like acting and plot. Most stuff isn't Shakespeare.

I guess I'm just more easily entertained.