Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Defying Gravity

Coed locker rooms. The hero is a grown man but punches out two different men in the first episode. Even if it was two hours long, that just tells you something. Said hero goes into women's room to flirt with his True Love. Said hero and True Love have sparks flying but have to fight, like some tired rom-com. Said hero's vasectomy fails and True Love apparently has abortion and is tormented by hallucinations of crying child. Other people don't notice she's hallucinating. Now, as it happens, I've dealt with someone who was hallucinating. Even if you don't realize they're having a psychotic break, you know there's something terribly wrong. The Hindu guy goes completely bonkers and goes out into space so there's a personal rescue by the supersensitive Hero.

Oh, my.

There's some sort of sf plot in there too. But this show has plainly gotten way too much influence from the BattleStar Galactica school of bullshit characterization in pursuit of trite sensationalism.

Pass. Or should I say, Fail?

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