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Well, not as bas as I feared, but it has it’s problems.

Kickass opening. It told me a lot I needed to know in a very short period of time and Katee was great.

OK, can someone tell me how much bartenders make? That apartment did not look cheap. I think I have to change jobs.

I don’t like the sister. She’s a walking cliché. She’s a bratty teen *and* a computer genius! Let’s take bets on when she finds out what her sister is and begins helping her with her cyber knowledge.

Here’s where we are given far too much information in a short period of time. Jamie announces she’s pregnant, gets a proposal, and then almost dies in a horrific car crash within about thirty seconds. It’s speed character advancement! And the boyfriend not only walks away from that accident, but is capable of doing incredibly delicate surgery less than an hour later! ::rollseyes::

The actress playing Jamie isn’t bad, she just isn’t compelling. With the exception of the boyfriend, if she was with anyone else on screen I was watching that person. I know she is young and she seems young. I just don’t feel that she has had the necessary experience to carry a show.

The actor playing the boyfriend sort of sucks. Could he be any flatter in his line delivery? And the doctor is stupid. “Go back to your life like none of this really happened.” O_o I’m hoping the bullet wound proves fatal.

I have to say it’s very odd seeing an actor on TV after seeing them at a convention just a few weeks ago. I’m not exactly sure what the point of Aaron Douglas’s role was since I don’t think he’s a reoccurring character. And while I had no problem with Katee’s casting, loading the ep with BSG actors was distracting for me. Heck, even the guy who attacked Jamie was the CAG in the BSG mini. Oh, and just looking at another post I apparently missed Jammer as a medic and Michael Hogan in the first bar scene.

The final fight was very stage-y as in it looked like it was done on a soundstage. The close up shots also made it hard to follow the action. And how could Jamie be so adept at the fighting without any training?


I think this one is a keeper! Great cast and it’s rare that a show can balance comedy and drama successfully. I love Brian the Angry Reverend. And Patrick and the transvestite hooker? Hee! Also fairly progressive for network TV. I do wonder that if Letitia and Nick’s dad had a forty year affair, what is the chance that a Darling could be a half brother or sister to Nick? I just hope it’s not Karen!
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I do wonder that if Letitia and Nick’s dad had a forty year affair, what is the chance that a Darling could be a half brother or sister to Nick? I just hope it’s not Karen!

I'm wondering this too, but to save myself the squick factor I'm hoping it's Jeremy. Or, even better, Brian! Only true brothers could have that much hate for each other. :) I really, really enjoyed the show and it exceeded my expectations. I remember seeing some not-so-good reviews a while back, but maybe they reworked the pilot, or maybe they were from critics that I don't tend to agree with anyway.
My guess is it would be Jeremy or the younger sister whose name I can't recall. I think I'd prefer it to be Jeremy since he would be thrilled to have Nick as a brother and be all clingy. ;)

I just found out the other day the pilot was reworked. Maybe it was the Televisionary who mentioned it? Anyway, yes, the original pilot was only so-so, but it was re-edited and greatly improved upon. I hope the show did well in the ratings because I feel it has a lot of stories left to tell.
It’s speed character advancement!
Kind of like the instant-Ninja brain chip that eliminates any need to train the bartender before she can be qualifed to duke it out with an experienced assassin?

And the boyfriend not only walks away from that accident, but is capable of doing incredibly delicate surgery less than an hour later!
...in a facility that hasn't been used for years because the entire project was shelved long ago, yet still has all of the equipment (surgically sterile, of course), medications, and trained surgical staff all ready to go...{sigh}

I’m not exactly sure what the point of Aaron Douglas’s role
Ah yes, the lone guard who somehow miraculously managed to single-handedly mastermind and execute the escape of a prisoner from a federal penitentiary without any fuss or pursuit...and without any explanation of how he did it from the writers.

And then there's the question of "how can somebody as 'exceptionally intelligent' as Jamie (who settles for being a bartender?) remember Sarah's face well enough to draw sketches of her, but not recongize her when they come face-to-face...twice?"

Oh well. Guess I need to find something else to watch on Wednesday nights. How long before "Lost" comes back?

I haven't watched Private Practice yet, but I really enjoyed DSM so I think my plan will be to watch the ABC shows when they air and DVR the NBC shows which are only so-so. I'll give BW a couple more eps to see if it improves, but I was shocked by how lazy and just plain dumb some of the plotting was. Maybe David needs Ron?

And then there's the question of "how can somebody as 'exceptionally intelligent' as Jamie (who settles for being a bartender?) remember Sarah's face well enough to draw sketches of her, but not recongize her when they come face-to-face...twice?"

I can kind of hand wave her being a bartender. There are many brilliant people who lack ambition (though it would have helped to find out she was paying for grad school by working as a bartender). But we were given hints that she got a good look at Sarah (which I find hard to believe giving the speed of the crash) and she was able to sketch a general likeness so, yeah, how did she not freeze when first seeing her?
I have to admit to having some name confusion last night. ;) Part of me would like to see him guest star on the show (since practically everyone else on BSG is!), but part of me thinks it to confusing with Katee around. Unless he guested on an ep she wasn't in.
ditto on everything regarding bw. i saw it two months ago (granted, it was the "other" pilot), and didn't like it one bit. mainly because of the actress playing the lead. but also cuz it's just blindingly stupid in places. MANY places.

anyways, it kinda makes me feel less lonely in my appraisal. i won't be watching it, btw. :/
Oh, you're not lonely in your appraisal. I've seen many critical reviews of the pilot. I am willing to give it another couple weeks to see if it gets better (meaning, less stupid), but I'm not going to tune in just for Katee's presence. (Of course, if it was Jamie or Mary it would be a differrent story. ;)
I agree with the BSG cast appearing everywhere was taking me out of the moment.

The other thing I thought was did they program Jamie with fighting techniques ("Whoa, I know kung fu!"), or extra agressor genes which is what made the first Bionic Woman to go south?

Did you watch "Life" after BW? I think it may do better than BW.

I was bummed as HD NBC went out half way through Life
I think Jamie's sudden fighting prowess was a result of the writers thinking the audience is too dumb to notice it came out of nowhere.

I actually watched the pilot for Life a week or so ago. It was available on Comcast On Demand. I'll watch for Damien Lewis, but the premise was nothing extraordinary and him not knowing about cellphones and computers was just plain silly.