Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Putting the V in TV

(Caution: This probably will contain spoilers about V, so don't read it if you haven't watched it yet)

So, true to our geeky selves, Will and I finally watched V over vacation (I suppose that really dedicated geeks would have watched it when it aired).

We tried watching it while playing Settlers of Catan, but we decided that might throw off the balance of the universe and take us from merely geeky to full on dweeby.

Anyway, there have only been four episodes of V, so it's hard to know if it's going to be great or not, but so far things look promising. I mean, it has almost all of my favorite geek-show actors all in one place! Who wouldn't love that? You've got Morena Baccarin who played Inarra in Firefly, Alan Tudyk who played Wash in Firefly (The poor guy just can't stay alive on TV), Rekha Sharma who played Tory on Battlestar Galactica, and Elizabeth Mitchell who played Juliet, my favorite character on Lost. Now if they could get Nathan Fillion, Michel Emerson, Patrick Stewart and Wil Wheaton on the show, I'd probably explode from joy.

About the only part of the show I find annoying so far is Erica (Elizabeth Mitchell)'s son and his creepy V girlfriend. And unfortunately it seems like they'll play a huge role in the upcoming season. Hopefully the rest will be good enough to make up for that.

I know I watched the original series because my cousin and I used to play V (we'd eat marshmallows and pretend they were rats, because on the original series the V ate rats), but I don't remember any of the plot (other than that they disguised themselves as human and ingratiated themselves to the humans before divulging that they were really evil lizard people. Oh, and I remember a human giving birth to a slimy lizard baby. That was pretty awesome--I hope the new series incorporates that!), so I really have few expectations about the plot in the new series.

Any way you look at it, it's got to be better than "Defying Gravity."

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