Dear faithful readers,
I have finally gotten around to watch V. I know I know, I had a back log however since there isn’t much on telly these days I have finally taken the plunge. Before I even start I do have to say I haven’t watched the original mini-series so I cannot compare and contrast how bad (or good) the new series is.
Ever since Battlestar Galatica ended I was on the look out for a new science fiction series I could follow. I have given up on Heroes ages ago and nothing really fit the bill. And even though good few people told me they thought V was meh at best I do have to say I enjoyed it quite a bit. Given it might not be as fast paced or happening as the first season of Battlestar Galatica but I think it is going along nicely at the moment to be considered as a possible contender.
One day out of nowhere space ships appear over 29 of the biggest cities in the world. Anna, the leader of the Visitors claims they have come in peace. However it very soon turns out humanity cannot take the Vs at face value. An agent with FBI’s counter terrorist unit Erica Evans (played by Elizabeth Mitchell of Lost fame) learns the Vs have been on Earth for decades and they have planted a number of “sleeper agents” that have infiltrated all pores of the society and are getting ready to take over the world. Erica joins a Resistance movement which tries to uncover the Vs and prevent them in their evil (and as Baldrick would say a cunning plan). The series also stars Joel Gretsch (of The 4400 fame) as a Catholic priest who joins the ranks of the Resistance.
Vs so far has been relatively fast paced, there are plenty of twists and turns and every episode has ended with a good cliff hanger that is intriguing enough to make me watch the next episode. I do enjoy the performances of Mitchell, Gretsch and Morena Baccarin as the charismatic and manipulative leader of the Vs. Specials effects are also nothing to sneer at since you do have to take into account this is a television show rather then a feature length movie.
The only thing I find a bit concerning is the fact four episodes have aired in November and ABC plans to put the series on hold until march after the Winter Olympics end. The second networks start meddling with time slots and air dates etc my alarm bells are going off since it takes a series a bit more then just 4 episodes to establish itself and find it’s footing. Hopefully it is unfounded cynicism on my part since I for one would like to see where V is headed.
So tell me dear readers, have any of you seen V? And if you did what are your thoughts? Love it, hate it or you think it is just meh? Leave your comments in the space below.