I saw the premiere eps of both in Australia last week. Interesting!
If anyone from TV3 is reading this: is it too late to suggest you re-run the last ep of the first series of Heroes before starting the new series? It's not essential but a refresher to 'catch up' would be nice.
As for Bionic Woman ... wow! Not sure if I love it but I know some people will. Certainly nothing like the original! The opening scene involves blood, lots of blood (the producers were keen to establish this show as 'dark' evidently -- it is, but only by American MSM standards). Interestingly the BW is played by a Brit actor (ie not your stereotypical size 0 Hollywood starlet) who hasn't acted since a role in Eastenders (and since then went after roles Billy Piper kept getting).
Oh yeah, and [SPOILER??] she's not actually the first BW. And all that hardwiring to your brain makes you a bit screwy. And that black doctor from Greys Anatomy is in it too.
I also saw the new Smallville premiere ep. Anyone know when TV2 are planning to run that? Or will it just turn up unannounced on a Saturday night at 1am??
We watched BW off the torrent at the weekend -- Fiona will know the name, but it's the guy from Battlestar Galactica, and it shows. I quite liked it, but definitely not one for the kiddies.
Ep 1 of Heroes spends so much time scene-setting that it's a bit flat, but it ramps up in Ep 2. I keep wondering how much more like Lost the plot is going to get though ...
Fiona will know the name, but it's the guy from Battlestar Galactica, and it shows. I quite liked it, but definitely not one for the kiddies.
David Eick - and for future reference, he's the BSG producer who didn't kill Kirk. :)
(and since then went after roles Billy Piper kept getting)
Which isn't necessarily a bad thing - Richard Gere started his film career with a string of roles John Travolta passed on: Days of Heaven, American Gigolo and An Officer and a Gentleman.