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Los Angeles Times: "V: Upsetting the Apple Cart"

Looking to discuss last night's episode of ABC's alien invasion drama V? Head over to the Los Angeles Times/Show Tracker site to read my take on the series' second episode ("There Is No Normal Anymore") in a piece entitled "V: Upsetting the Apple Cart."

Lots to discuss including some very intention shout-outs to creator Scott Peters' last series, The 4400, new reveals involving several of the characters, and a rather interesting ending, to boot.

Did you enjoy the second episode? Was it as good as the pilot? Are you sticking around for the ride? Or waiting to watch the first four episodes after the Olympics (when V returns with new episodes)? Head to the comments section to discuss.

Next week on V ("A Bright New Day"), Chad reports from the Peace Ambassador Center as 100 diplomatic visas are being issued to the first wave of American Visitors, with Anna getting the first, but not everyone agrees with the decision; Erica tracks a death threat while paired with a V officer; Ryan begins reaching out to his old friends to build up opposition forces and help fight off the Visitor invasion.

Comments

cb said…
Loving the show so far, but I can't get past one issue...If the Visitors are so technologically advanced that they can make humans think they see snakes, then why can't they create Seekers that show video with a much higher resolution??? Come on. We can strap a flip cam to a remote controlled helicopter with better video than that!
eAi said…
Thought exactly the same thing sb! They really aren't showing much sign of technical or intellectual superiority... Not that that's a bad thing, but the Vs we've seen are all very 'normal'...
NicholasJ said…
Enjoying the show but think it could be better. Hopefully, they'll push it to the next level in the next couple of episodes so that it lives up to its potential.

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