October 23rd, 2007

TV Series Complaint

I was going to post a blog entry about my thoughts regarding the new Bionic Woman series, but viktor_haag beat me to the punch with this journal entry that pretty much sums up my feelings about the new series. I read a blurb or saw something on television with Lindsey Wagner, the original Bionic Woman, saying that she didn't like the new show because of the dark, angsty, plot-twisted nature of the new series, and I agree with her.

I think that my feelings about the new Bionic Woman series are pretty much how I feel about most dramatic sf television series these days. TV dramas are very dark, with continuing (often twisting) plotlines, a dystopian or cyberpunkish approach to life and the world, and a protagonist who is more anti-hero than hero, and is more likely than not dealing with dark secrets of their own and so forth.

Truth comes to shove, I would rather watch Private Practice, the Grey's Anatomy spinoff, rather than Bionic Woman after catching three episodes of the latter on videotape. Life is stressful enough without having to deal with some of the dark, angsty shows on tv these days, and a bit of lighter fare or relief is always welcome.

That's all I got for today.
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