Aha! I bet you thought I’d forgotten about this site. Fooled ya!
It’s been a restful summer, sci fi-wise. There are a few sci fi shows currently airing, but they’ve not grabbed me. Then there was the demise of Believe, the show that could have and should have been so much more. I started draft after draft discussing its final episodes, but it seems rather silly to say anything now.
So let’s move on.
First up: Defiance
This summer has brought us the second season of Defiance. My best friend and her husband love Defiance. But they also loved Battlestar Galactica, a show I never cared for. I watched a few episodes of Defiance last year but quickly lost interest. I like Julie Benz; it’s great to see her in a strong female role. I like Graham Greene, but his character wasn’t (isn’t?) very likeable. The show killer for me, however, is Jaime Murray. I first saw her (and her breasts) on Dexter, where she played a despicable, often naked character. It formed a hatred of her that seems to have left a permanent mark. Not even her turn as H.G. Wells in Warehouse 13 softened my feelings.