Review and Commentary: Pilot Episode of “Bionic Woman”


Despite our impending marriage (still waiting to hear back from Michelle Ryan as noted in the bottom left of my old web site) I have to mark the pilot for Bionic Woman as good, but not super. I still think the show has a lot of potential and that further episodes will make me totally subservient to Michelle’s talent as well as her hotness. The thing is that Bionic Woman’s first episode was a little slow as many TV pilots tend to be. I also had a little trouble swallowing the idea that she was made bionic just ’cause her boyfriend wanted to give her implants to save her life. (Most guys think about doing this to their girlfriends, but for different reasons) I get the feeling that Bionic Woman would have been better served by a two hour premier that would have let them go nuts instead of just the one hour deal they gave us. But, you take what you can get.

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Review and Commentary: Reaper

The cast of NBC's Reaper

Thanks to my local affiliates, who refuse to allow Dish Network or DirecTV to broadcast most network channels in my area, I was forced to view CW’s “Reaper” on someone else’s TV. (Dirty rotten %@&#$!!!) If you want to know what Reaper is all about, try to imagine a cross between Chuck on NBC and Fox’s Brimstone. Now imagine something that’s a good deal funnier than Chuck and better made than Brimstone with perhaps a touch of Employee of the Month thrown in for good measure. There, now you’re starting to get the right idea.

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TV Review: Battlestar Galactica Razor

It was shows like Battlestar Galactica that taught me how much of a let down Star Trek really was. Farscape, Firefly, Galactica … all of them made Star Trek feel like it was standing still. I still like Star Trek, but when compared to these other creations, it feels light weight. Of them all, only Battlestar Galactica survives. After a disappointing third season of Galactica (for me, at least) I was starting to worry. Then BSG “Razor” rears its ugly head and I’m all smiles again.

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TV Review And Commentary: Tin Man

The cast of Tin Man

For those of you who missed it last week, the SciFi Channel’s Tin Man will be back today from 5 to 11 P.M. This is supposed to be a reimagining of The Wizard of Oz, but it feels more like a totally different story to me. The links to the original are tenuous at best. And I’m not sure the story’s Tin Man … who isn’t even made of tin … plays a big enough part to earn the title role. Still, my wife loved the mini-series and I thought it was pretty good. Many have billed Tin Man as a darker version of The Wizard of OZ, but I think that’s pushing it. It’s certainly more adult and less “cutesy” for my tastes.

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