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Los Angeles Times:"V: Deliver a Villain and a Hero Will Present Itself"

Looking to discuss last night's episode of ABC's V?

Head over to the Los Angeles Times/Show Tracker site, where you can read my take on last night's episode ("Welcome to the War"), entitled "V: Deliver a Villain and a Hero Will Present Itself."

I'm curious to know: Did you tune in? Were you turned off by ABC's on-screen bug during Lost? What did you think of the episode? And will you be back next week? Head to the comments section to discuss.

Next week on V ("Pound of Flesh"), Anna introduces her pilot program to invite select groups of humans to stay on each of the 29 space ships; Ryan must deal with the fact that Valerie's pregnancy is wildly accelerated; Tyler learns a secret about his mom; and one of the resistance members makes a sacrifice to save Ryan.

Comments

KriZia said…
I thought V was a bit too predictable. Or maybe they promo-ed it too much. Who knows? For me, the best part was the last 15-20 seconds.
SamSee said…
The pacing was much better. It still wasn't brilliant but it does show promise. I'll at least check out the next couple of episodes.
Unknown said…
I wanted to like "V", but I find that it doesn't live up to all of the hype about it.

And following "Lost" is tough. "Lost" is amazing. "V" is "meh" in comparison.

I'm looking forward to "Fringe" on Thursday - another compelling story, especially when it focuses on the main characters and the mythology.

"V" pales in comparison to shows like "Lost" and "Fringe".
George said…
I was disappointed in the returning episode. I had my expectations raised by the "big reveals" promos, but when there are so many small reveals, each one just loses its punch. Add to that the constant jumping around to cover lots of concurrent storylines, and it felt like they were trying to appeal to viewers with ADD.

I could live with that, but despite the behind-the-scenes changes I still find the writing to be really, really weak. The dialogue is awkward, and the advancement of the plot is at times clumsy, especially with the Vs' assistance to the FBI.

Very few of the actors bring any originality to it. It's like they're trying to stay locked in the clich├ęd sci-fi of the past. I understand that the Vs lack emotion, but that doesn't mean the have to be wooden. Baccarin is the only one who brings anything predatory or reptilian to their mannerisms. The humans have no excuse.

V has a lot of potential, which is the only reason I cared to write this much. Honestly, I feel like they're just failing miserably at something that should be easy.

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