Monday, August 06, 2007

More leaked pilots

"Bionic Woman" is a remake of the old series starring Lindsay Wagner, which was a spinoff of the "Six-Million Dollar Man." Just putting that out there before some young'un compares this to Alias, Dark Angel, Jake 2.0, and other newer shows that probably count the original among its influences

That said the Pilot was weak and will probably be re-shot / re-edited. The characters, however, are promising. From Jamie Sommers to her scheming boyfriend to the first bionic woman, there will be secrets and backstabbing galore. Nanotechnology is involved, together with angst, which make for an interesting mix. Think Alias with more powerful ass kicking.

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"Pushing Daisies" is simply charming. Shot with a bright filter and employing a narrator that wouldn't be out of place in a Disney cartoon, the show centers around a guy who can bring people back to life with his touch. Instead of playing it serious like "Tru Calling" or "Ghost Whisperer," the show instead is a romantic comedy. Like Tim Burton with a less damaged childhood. Or a sunnier Neil Gaiman. Or Amelie as a man.

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