Review: V (2009) 2.07: Birth Pangs

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

V has never quite learned how to be a good sci-fi show, but it has discovered how to be a wacky, campy one, which can command some attention. Sure, the first half flounders, but the second half is a delightful barrage of stuff. Khan! Starchild! Badler! Yes, characters are stupid and no, the dialogue isn’t any better, but with all the pimping of teenagers and a gigantic egg stashed in the freezer, the show has finally become …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaReview: V (2009) 2.07: Birth Pangs

Review: V (2009) 2.06: Siege

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I have a solution to ensure V gets a third season: it must be broadcast without an audiotrack and Tyler must die. With the atrocious dialogue and the worst teenager in the history of recent science-fiction out of the way (Wesley, I liked you better than this dude), this show may have a chance.

This episode was no award-winner. Aside from the bad dialogue, there were the usual plotholes (more on that later) and stupid characters doing …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaReview: V (2009) 2.06: Siege

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 2/15/11

This entry is part 7 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2011: Part 1

This week, we have spoilers from V and Supernatural:

V
(Tuesday nights, 9pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

There’s a rumour that Erica and Hobbes will get together during sweeps week. Aside from that, it’s very quiet on the spoilers front. Yeah, there are trailers for the next episode going around showing Ryan will be tortured, but isn’t torture becoming the common denominator of this show? …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 2/15/11

Review: V (2009) 2.05: Concordia

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Hey, remember how Lisa was super-important because she was the only one who could reproduce? Well, turns out she isn’t so important. Neither is Tyler. I thank God for the little things.

We open with Anna announcing an urban renewal development project called ‘Concordia’. She promises it will give jobs to people, but instead, the structures Anna wants to build will serve as docking stations for an army of rapists. I’m serious. The elevated levels of phosphorus …

IFPReview: V (2009) 2.05: Concordia

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 2/08/11

This entry is part 6 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2011: Part 1

This week, we have spoilers from V and Supernatural:

V
(Tuesday nights, 9pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

V‘s ratings continue to drop, but that’s not stopping the producers from ending the show on a cliffhanger. The V Files has an interview with executive producer Steve Pearlman. He  says that in the finale, viewers will get to see “the Full Monty – The …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 2/08/11

Review: V (2010) 2.04: Unholy Alliance

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Somewhere, in a parallel universe, there is a good, compelling version of this show. Meanwhile, here on Earth, I’m stuck with the sucky green-screen tech and a Virgin crying blue tears.

Ponderous as an elephant, the episode establishes its main concern: religion and, once again, that beatch, the human soul.

Erica has a new partner, a former friend from the FBI Academy. Together, they’re supposed to solve the murder of three Peace Ambassadors executed by the Fifth …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaReview: V (2010) 2.04: Unholy Alliance

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 2/02/11

This entry is part 5 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2011: Part 1

This week, we have spoilers from V and Supernatural:

V
(Tuesday nights, 9pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

You’ve probably figured it out by now, but the fourth episode of V was preempted by President Obama’s speech. A trailer of the episode can be found here.

The series seems to be doing well in DVR playbacks, numbers which may well help it when talks …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 2/02/11

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 1/25/11

This entry is part 4 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2011: Part 1

This week, we have spoilers from V and Supernatural:

V (Tuesday nights, 9pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Well, in case you were thinking alien reptiles are soon to be extinct, think again. Executive producer Steve Pearlman recently said a third season of the show is still a possibility and the ratings are not that bad.

Joel Gretsch talked about playing a priest: “You …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 1/25/11

Review: V (2010) 2.03: “Laid Bare”

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

So, this week, thanks to some torture and explosions, things are better. But that doesn’t mean V is good. I’m beginning to wonder if it, in fact, can ever be good. However, I thank merciful Cthulhu for some of the improvements which include the skinning of a Cylon. The mother-daughter thread, on the other hand, was so-so and the kidnapping bit came out of nowhere.
Anyway, let’s wade into the recap proper. Last week, Erica’s car rolled …

IFPReview: V (2010) 2.03: “Laid Bare”

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 1/18/11

This entry is part 3 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2011: Part 1

This week, we have spoilers from V and Supernatural:

V
(Tuesday nights, 9pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Ratings don’t bode well for V. Will it survive into a third season? Rumours about its cancellation are sprouting like mushrooms after the rain.

Morena Baccarin gave a recent interview, in which she said the alien baby will be an important character and Anna will develop …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 1/18/11

Review: V (2010) 2.02: “Serpent’s Tooth”

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This is the episode where we really get to see Jane Badler. In fact, the episode opens with a mother-daughter conversation which proves Badler still has it. Anna has kept her mother locked away, out of sight, for the past 15 years after she staged a coup and told everyone Diana was dead. She did it because Diana’s skin was making her weak. But now Anna has come for advice to her mother. I’m not sure why …

IFPReview: V (2010) 2.02: “Serpent’s Tooth”

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 1/11/11

This entry is part 2 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2011: Part 1

This week, we have spoilers from V and Supernatural:

V
(Tuesday nights, 9pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The description for next episode is: “Serpent’s Tooth: For the first time in 15 years, Diana and Anna face off; Erica makes a discovery when she has Tyler’s blood analyzed,” and this website has previews for the show.

There is a picture of the aliens, without …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 1/11/11