Tuesday, February 22, 2011


The new V seems to have finally found its stride.  Like Battlestar Galactica, the reboot moved away from the Cold War/WW2  parallels of its predecessor toward a war on terror format where "anyone" could be a Visitor (just as anyone could be a Cylon).    The February 22 episode did harken back to the original with its talk of the Visitors acclerating evolution to create a master race.

The difficulties that V has had, along with the failure of the promising "Flash Forward" and the post-season 1 "Heroes" reveal how difficult it is to write a good serialized drama that holds together.  It will be interesting to see the if "The Event" can get on track when it returns.  It may be that "Lost" and "24" were exceptions as opposed to trendsetters.

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