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Fierce…and Boring. April 29, 2010

Posted by Skippy in Observations, Popular Culture.
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There’s really only one reason I watch “V.”

Fig. 1 You betta’ WORK!

Morena Baccarin’s character Anna is one fabulous, evil, totally delicious bitch. She’s a duplicitous alien lizard who is using her daughter to seduce a pathetic human boy for apparently nefarious purposes. She says “We are of peace. Always.” and lies like a rug to a rather boring reporter.

And she can work a dress like nobody’s business.

There was an episode a couple of weeks ago where Anna woke up (her hair, FABULOUS!) and was wearing this INSANE kimono. I swear, this is the one show that brings out the stereotypical “queen” in me. I find myself sounding like RuPaul when I say “Work, bitch!” or Christian Siriano when I drool over her immaculate wardrobe.

Sadly, the rest of the show kinda sucks.

“V” is not a show that holds up under close or even not-so-close scrutiny. The Resistance is made up of some of the dumbest bipeds walking the Earth. It’s to the point where I’m actually rooting for Anna to do whatever it is she’s going to do to humanity–and have you noticed we haven’t even gotten close to finding out why the freaking hot Visitors are here?

Worse, the yin to Anna’s fabulous yang is this idiot:

Oh, GOD, someone kill this little shit.

Tyler is a whiny, annoying, stupid, ungrateful, ignorant, rebellious, disobedient shitwad. His mother, the leader of the boring resistance keeps trying to connect with him, but he pushes her away. He’s dating Anna’s daughter but is completely unaware that he’s being manipulated. He is the typical TV teenager, written by people who have no idea what teenagers are like. He’s there to service a particularly slow-moving plot.

And can we talk about the glacial pace of this show? I know the rage in contemporary televised sci-fi is plot decompression and serialized storytelling, but this is fucking ridiculous. You can’t have this piss-poor resistance running around New York Vancouver each week reacting to an apparently non-threatening threat. Stop having Anna make repeated demands to get the humans to join this “Live Aboard” program and tell us what the Visitors actually freakin’ want!

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1. Meredith - April 29, 2010

You are so right! I love Anna, but everybody else is boring beyond boring. When people kept shouting at Erica to name one bad thing the Visitors have done and she couldn’t do it, I kept thinking we needed to get to the rat-eating. And the resistance to accomplish something (other than flashing “John May lives” on the ships and getting a bunch of people killed by doing so). Why are they here? What do they want? Can the resistance do anything to stop them? The 80s mini-series and TV series were better. We immediately knew the Visitors were bad because they started rounding up people and the resistance ripped Diana’s mask off on TV! Right now, I’m rooting for Anna.

Roger Sneed - April 29, 2010

Seriously! I’m hoping that Anna and the rest of the ridiculously hot lizard Vs start culling the herd, starting with Tyler.


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