Thursday, September 27, 2007

Can Bionic Woman fill the Battlestar Galactica-shaped void in my heart?

Main takeaway: Katee Sackhoff is now the go-to actress for all physically strong-emotionally victimized female roles. EW is right: "The problem is, if you're a fan of Sackhoff's throaty, chin-jutty delivery, she absolutely overpowers the callow Ryan, and if you're not a fan of Sackhoff...she still overpowers Ryan."

Best line: "Ta-da."

Worst line: "I just thought it was cool a girl could do that."

Also, not enough Aaron Douglas.


HighJive said...

isn't it sad that the original bionic woman is now selling bionic beds? plus, she admits suffering with sleep problems. perhaps her bionic ear keeps her up at night, unable to filter out all the noises.

Make the logo bigger said...

Have you seen the late-night spot? I looked closer last night for the first time–they freakin blur the part on screen where her face is with a soft focus and the rest of the spot looks in-focus.

Not even Betty White gets that kind of treatment.

Yeah, I said it.

But will the new bionic woman sing Feelings?

And what about Max, the bionic dog. Will the new one have a bionic pet to run in slo-mo with–as bionic creatures do–to leap 40' trenches together with?

I doubt it.

Ingrid said...

I agree with that EW quote. I watched Bionic and really had no sympathy for the whiny heroine. But Starbuck kicked ass, as always.

Irene Done said...

I'll watch tonight's episode 2 to see if there's any improvement for the whiny heroine. (She really WAS whiny!) If she doesn't get any better, she may be on her way to direct-response cable spots faster than anyone could have predicted.