naki wrote:Perhaps I'm a cyborg/host/replicant/plum but I'm unmoved by anything on this show so far. Can't believe something with the acting talents of Hopkins, Wright and Ed Harris can be so tedious.
Might be better as a binge watch. Week-to-week is just waiting for something of genuine dramatic interest to happen, it all seems more like a diverting thought experiment than an absorbing tv show. Not even Thandie Newton's hubcap nips can save it
I've been enjoying it once I parked up referencing the original.
It has it's weaknesses. The yanks do struggle with story arcs whilst trying to have "complete" episodes to keep the short attention span audience in. Rarely do they make a great job of this:
- Babylon 5
It's unnecessarily graphically violent. It's that problem they have with confusing realism with gore altho', maybe, this was a decision to try and draw in some of the zombie aficionados. I think it's a mistake because it probably has alienated more intelligent viewers than splatter audience it gained.
The cross-over between organic and metallic is inconsistent. It's almost done to convenience depending on scene. When Delores is opened up, you see some pretty "Terminator" type pistons. When high explosives blow body parts everywhere or William single-handedly carves up the rebel encampment**, you see no metal or wires from severed/obliterated parts.
Time will tell, but I get the impression the directors are struggling to articulate (well..... it's largely, god fearin', yank audiences after all) the moral and philosophical quandary that distinguishes life and ownership (slavery undercurrent).
**This is the most screaming flaw for me. All the hosts have mass telemetry relayed back to HQ and yet no-one is picking up these swathes of abnormal behaviour.