a low key milling crowd of people staring up at the sky trying to get a better look of the approaching ship and tries to go through the check point to find her son, but the soldier on guard adamantly refuses to let her by. He then gets distracted and she sneaks by and immediately runs into her son standing listlessly in the middle of a low key milling crowd of people staring up at the sky trying to get a better look of the approaching ship.
Suddenly something starts happening with the bottom of the ship, it starts moving until it is all reflected and then… Morena Baccarin appears in close-up HD across the entire bottom of the ship. You know, I don’t get it about her. I mean, yeah, I guess she is kinda attractive, but not super hot right – sure she has a sexy overbite, but overall I have always found her as relatively bland (there is that word again, is this becoming a recurring theme?). I always thought she was the weakest link on Firefly, but to be honest, that was one of the best cast TV series in a long time, she was just way, way out of her league.
She proceeds to give a PSA type of pitch about how peaceful they are and all they want to do is help the Earth. And then people start applauding. Seriously. They applaud the huge space ship floating over their city.
Morena, the Firefly prostitute girl who is called Anna here, and Party of Five guy meet cute – he asks her if there are any ugly V, and then she quips back that he ain’t so bad himself.
I am gonna speed it up here, sorry – this is killing me, I need to find a different way to give you what you all want but still not struggle over explaining every little thing that happened.
There seems to be a marked lack of interest by the world governments about these bland aliens from giant space ships hovering over major cities worldwide.
We get to sit in on a clichéd philosophical discussion between priests about what is more important, to blindly believe just to have hope in something better or let the V earn respect. The crippled guy rides his wheelchair in and then stands up to show how he has been healed (because if you introduce a crippled guy in the first act you have to use him before the end).
There is some bland Mother/son angst between Erica and her generic son. Honestly, she is really quirky and hot, she deserves much better as far as a kid goes.
Interestingly enough, we learn that Anna wants Party of Five to interview her. Apparently the interview is to help ease the protests which we have not seen in any shape whatsoever but are so bad that the V feel it necessary to do a fluff piece of ET?
I find it interesting that the government and military representation in all that is happening is next to nil. Seriously, wouldn’t it be helpful to understand the real dynamics of this visitation by including at least at a basic level how the parties that would actually have to deal with this would deal with it?
During the secret underground meeting that Erica attends of a fledgling resistance movement we finally start to learn that the V have been among us for a while and are responsible for sewing the international discord so that the world will jump at the opportunity for peace. Basically, the V are the illuminati. And then the show gets interesting finally and quickly when the meeting is raided and gunfire is exchanged.
If they can maintain that tension of the last 10 minutes, this might be an ok show. I think the climb to be a great show is way too steep from where they are starting, so please don't get your hopes up that way. I just don't think they can overcome the established blandness of the pacing and the casting. I really don't know how they can suck all of the life out of something as sure fire as this premise, but it looks like they did. I guess it comes from trying to over think it and making it topical. I don’t know.
Anyway, what are your thoughts? Did you take more from it than I did. Is there something that I missed that could help me get excited about this again? Or am I just stuck?
See you next week, same V time and same V channel… er, website.