I'll continue to watch V, at least for now, because I'm a Fortean TV junkie, and can't resist. I'm at the point now where I mock rather than enjoy, but it's still fun. I didn't say good, but fun.
Last night's night episode was the worst yet. I don't know if this happened nationally or if it was just a local thing, but the episode was horribly out of synch. It was bizarre; and lasted for the entire program. So that made it fun. Then at the end -- I'd say SPOILER! but that would imply we care --- where Queen Bee Lizard mates (naturally, she's on top, and for some reason, they seem to do it on a bed of dishsoap bubbles) with her soldier/drone/sacrificial reptilian guy. During the brief mating act Jim turns to me and says "She's going to eat him," and sure enough, she does. In the coolest scene of either season yet, she opens her mouth mega wide to expose doulbe rows of sharp pointy big white fangs, and... cut to commerical. Jim was very offended by that; "Reptiles aren't insects!" he raved, and while that's true, I said "They're Reptilians, not bugs," but no matter, it was a cheap stunt and it pissed him off. Citing the classic unhinged jaw rat eating scene from the original V, Jim made his point; one was truly creepy scary surprising -- while staying true to general reptilian-ness -- the latter was hack writing.
That shot lasted for a dissappoitng second, it seemed. The coolest thing in the whole series and they rush right by it.
Well, I'm not the only one disappointed by the new V. One of my favorite blogs, The Secret Sun, reviews V, which includes both funny and accurate insights:
We're told these aliens have no emotions and then spend an hour watching them express emotions. If Morena Baccarin's character had a mustache, she'd have spent the entire episode twirling it.
I'll keep watching V for now, but I share The Secret Sun's sentiments:
I'm not giving up on this series yet, but I am damn close to it. These people need to show me something new, for frak's sake, and soon.The Secret Sun gives us an update to its previous blog posting, which explains a lot. Go here to find out what that is.
Somewhat related post: I comment on Destination Truth on my blog Frame 352.