Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|V The Complete First Season|
Actors: Morena Baccarin, Elizabeth Mitchell
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
THIS PRE-ORDER ITEM IS SCHEDULED TO SHIP TO STORES ON 11/24/2010Earth's first alien encounter begins when huge motherships appear over 29 major cities. The visitors are human-like beings who know our languages and bring aw... more »
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Debbie S. from AUBURNDALE, FL
Reviewed on 12/4/2010...
I liked V back in the 70's, and I like it even more now.
1 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
C. Moshier | Rochester, NY United States | 08/23/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Here's a show that I really wanted to work. I'm not into all the remakes being done all over the place these days, but here was one I was open to. YIKES! This new vision of the V mythology is just as bad as the weekly V show from the 80s. At least with the 80s show the characters were already established through two prior outstanding mini-series so at least you had an excellent back story. With this "re-imagined" V you have two dimensional characters that go nowhere. One review here stated the characters didn't change from the first episode of the season to the last and that observation is right on.
The lazy plots and the terrible writing is what kills this show. There's no direction. I feel bad for the actors who actually have to regurgitate some of the worst dialogue in TV history. The whole Mommy/Son storyline where the son is always feeling misunderstood, but mom trying not to upset him to push him into the control of the "V" has been done to death. A perfect example of lazy plotlines. Can we lose the teen angst that belongs on the CW? I could accept it more if it was a couple episodes where it had actual change to the characters, but it lasted all season and will most definitely seep into season 2. It got annoying.
And beyond Elizabeth Mitchell (beyond the whole Mother/Son thing explained above) and Morena Baccarin the rest of the actor's characters are boring. It's not their fault. They do a great job with the poop they're shoveled and we all love a paycheck. The show runners need to be shown the door and get someone on there who can salvage this mess.
And where were the social issues? The original 80s mini-series mirrored World War II. The second mini-series dealt with Abortion, Genocide, Torture, and many other debates that don't come directly to mind. Where are these discussions in this new improved version?
Anyways...that's my two cents. Obviously, watch it and form your own opinion. I wouldn't buy the DVD set until you've seen a couple episodes. I painfully made it through the season except for the last two episodes where I decided it wasn't going to get any better.