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Los Angeles Times: "V: Unleashing the Soldier of War"

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 ("We Can't Win"), entitled "V: Unleashing the Soldier of War."

I'm curious to know what you thought of the episode. Head to the comments section to discuss.

Next week on V ("Hearts and Minds"), Erica, Ryan, Father Jack, and Hobbes learn Anna's sent a V shuttle filled with a deadly V tracker team to find them, and must figure out how to stop the shuttle from landing; Anna gives Tyler his invitation to the Live Aboard Program; Chad confronts Father Jack on what he knows about The Fifth Column.

Comments

AskRachel said…
I want to like V but the writing just does not do the story justice. They have a good cast but I find it hard to care about any of these characters. Ryan, Erica, Father Jack and Hobbes are more like a frumpy Scooby Gang than a resistance group.
Jeff C. said…
I enjoyed the episode as an hour of television, but I'm still struggling with the overall story. A big part of the problem is that the story seems too small. The Vs' arrival is a global phenomenon, and while the story necessarily focuses on just a few major characters, I have very little sense that those characters are connected to something bigger. One of the reasons Lost succeeded where V and FlashForward are failing, I think, is that Lost presents a much more self-contained world, so it seems entirely appropriate to have a story that doesn't really reach beyond the main characters. (The other big difference is that the characters on Lost are just more interesting and rounded). Despite some efforts in the first four episodes to explore the ways that the Visitors' arrival would affect religious faith, V just hasn't created a plausible background world yet.

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