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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Malcontent, Jul 25, 2007.
Forget Steve and those fembots.... Bring on Sasquatch !!!
This show is too much like BSG for me...bad acting, bad writing and bad special effects. I will give it one or two more but hopefully it will improve.
BSG, bad special effects?
He has to be talking about BSG-TOS
To each their own...I am not a BSG fan I think it is incredibly cheesy.
Yeah - I'm optimistic. It's tough to really get a flavor of a show in the pilot. Takes a while for things to get into a "groove." Which, of course, is often not allowed to actually happen because the shows get canned after 3 eps...
Same thing with "Chuck." I really liked what I saw, but it was still somewhat frantic.
This was incredibly boring and cheesy and stiff.
"I just thought it was cool that a girl could that, that's all."
I forgot about that. What a waste of a line.
It's all fun & games until someone loses an eye!
I definitely get a "Dark Angel" vibe from this show...
I had trouble telling the difference between first Bionic Woman blonde and scientist blonde. It was first Bionic Woman blonde who was banging random mystery man in apartment, right?
The cutaways and such were far too hard to distinguish.
I somehow missed the premiere but TiVo (good old TiVo) found a re-airing on USA tomorrow night if anyone else missed it.
We got around to watching the pilot tonite - we'll give it another week before we kill it, but it was not good.
Did I say that? Don't think so.
Or were you asking a rhetorical question in a sarcastic kind of way?
TO SCRIPT IN OR TO SCRIPT OUT DEAFNESS
The Bionic TV series was originally scripted in
to have a deaf character. Then it was scripted out.
Why? The scriptwriters for some reason felt
sign language was no longer necessary in the
story line. And for that reason, the character
no longer was deaf but is now a computer hacker.
The question is - why cannot the character
be a deaf computer hacker instead of a hearing
Politics in scriptwriting? Possibly.
Not really... just economy of scriptwriting, mostly. Obviously the "deaf sister" wouldn't have really worked into the main storyline at all, that of the Bionic Woman. It would've constantly been the side story, the "let's add drama for drama's sake" part of the show. It would've been a distraction. They can do more with a computer hacker in this type of a show.
As for having the computer hacker sister also be deaf - sure, they could've done that, but there would have to be good reason for the deafness (in terms of the story) for them to include it. Otherwise, all it would've meant is that they have to spend time including details about the deafness when including the hacker sister in the plot, and again there it would just serve as a distraction.
I do think that the deaf sister part of the storyline could actually serve as the core of a series all of it's own... you know, some drama set in a major city like NY, LA, Chicago, something like that, telling a story about a girl or guy trying to deal with the death of both parents suddenly, then having to become a parent to a sister who is deaf, etc, etc.
I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. Cheesy as it was, I watched and liked the original. I really enjoyed how they updated it. I liked the whole look of it as well. I'll be willing to suffer through the
episodes. I do have to say that the new actress playing the sister looks much more like "Jamie" than "Ann/Egg" does.
What about my post confused you?
I don't know about him but I have no idea what the egg reference is!
The problem with changing a deaf sister to a hacker sister is, having a hacker sister sets up all kinds of cheap plot resolutions that are really going to irritate all of us. Deaf could too, with the whole, "Oh, she didn't hear me doing all kinds of bionicy goodness because she's deaf" angle, but even so, it's a lot less potentially cheap than a hacker.