For Your Viewing Pleasure

I was tipped off to a little gem of a tv series out of Britian recently and I must say I’m hooked. It’s a sci-fi show (of course!) and it’s called Primeval. It’s about a group of scientists investigating space-time anomolies in Britain that are linking modern day earth with it’s distant past allowing dinosaurs and other creatures to pass through into the present. It’s fun and from what I’ve seen of the first season it’s quite enjoyable. Sadly the one season consists of a total of 6 episodes which is hardly enough to whet one’s palette if you ask me (Damn Brits!). Thankfully there’s a second season in the works. Which is really good because I hate cliffhanger endings and the first season ends in a doozy. Grrrr

I’ve also started watching another British show called Life on Mars. (possible spoilers). This one is a bit different. It’s a police procedural drama with a sci-fi twist. It’s about a modern day British police officer who gets hit by a car and when he wakes up he’s back in the 1970s. It’s never made clear if he has actually travelled back in time, if he’s laying comatose in hospital dreaming it all, or if he actually is from the 70s and is just mentally unbalanced. Definitely an interesting show from the first few episodes I’ve watched. It’s worth taking a look for no other reason than the main character is played by John Simms, who recently played the latest incarnation of The Master in season three of the new Doctor Who.

Finally, I recently discovered that they’ve remade the Bionic Woman series and it’ll be coming out this fall. I’m sort of unsure about this one to be honest. I tracked down the pilot the other night just to see what it was like and it was okay, nothing stellar by any means but still an enjoyable waste of time. I was a little dissapointed in the fact that there was no classic “Da-na-na-na-na” sound effect to coincide with the Bionic use… actually I was a lot dissapointed. That was one of the classic hallmarks of both the original series and The Six Million Dollar Man. Without them it’s just a chick with cybernetic limbs fighting crime. Meh. Though to be fair I was watching an unaired version and from what I discovered doing some research they have reshot and changed some scenes so perhaps not all the sound effects were added. Here’s hoping! On the plus side Katee Sackhoff, Starbuck from Battlestar, is guest starring as a bad bionic woman so that’s kind of fun to watch.

And on that note I think I’ve blathered on enough about my recent viewing habits. Goodnight for now.