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(TV) Bionic Woman 2007

Just finished watching the first episode of NBC's new revision of Bionic Woman. Michelle Ryan (ex-Eastenders) does a very good job - I'd never have imagined it from little Zoe Slater, or for that matter pretty much any Eastenders actor!!

The tv series is a complete reinvention of the original TV series. Now I'll admit I can't remember the original show hardly at all (it ran from 1976-78 in the States) but I've been told that the vast majority of the new and old show have no similarities apart from the core concept and the main characters name (Jamie Sommers).

You can also tell that the series have been reinvented by the same team who reinvented Battlestar Galactica for TV a few years ago. There are several actors who crossover (the most notable being Katee Sackhoff who plays Starbuck in BSG and Sarah Corvis (the original Bionic Woman the military creates) in this series. Mark Sheppard (who plays Anthony Anthros - one of the founders of the project) also appeared in several episodes of BSG but seems like he'll have a much larger role in this series.

My overall impressions of the first episode of the Bionic Woman have been favourable. It hasn't hit me as *wow* as some series but then it's rare for me to go *wow* based upon a single launch episode (Deadwood was a *wow* moment; Firefly wasn't but soon become so after a couple of episodes). I'll certainly keep up with the series for a bit to see how it develops. It certainly got a very big viewship in the States (13.9 million - making it NBC's biggest midweek premier since The West Wing in 1999) so the show has some hope of survival!

US Success As Bionic Woman Debuts (BBC News Online; Friday 28th September 2007)


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Sep. 29th, 2007 10:56 am (UTC)
So, is she running very very fast in slow motion again?
Sep. 29th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
No, she just runs very very fast :p
Sep. 29th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
It's not Bionic Woman if she doesn't run in slow motion with the sproingy sound effect. :oP
Sep. 29th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
You dont remember it..... my left bollock you don't!! You're not THAT young!!!
Sep. 29th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
I'd have been between 4 and 6 when it was originally on telly in the States and to be honest I don't think my family even HAD a telly when I was that young!!!
Sep. 29th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
I watched Bionic Woman last night and for a pilot rather enjoyed it. I'll give it a few more episodes before I make a full decision, but two thumbs up.

At least it's better than the awful remake of BSG. *Shudders*
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