Um … I’m disappointed.
I was really excited and I believed the hype. I remember watching the original series with my mom when I was little, so I suspect part of my excitement was nostalgia. Nonetheless, I made sure to tune in for the very first episode.
I like to stick with something before I give it up as a loss. So when I walked away from the first episode feeling vaguely unintrigued, I convinced myself to stick with it for a few weeks. After all, there was great potential: (a) Special effects are better than ever, and improving almost daily! I was excited to see all the cool stuff they could integrate into a show like this one. (b) Alias used to be one of the best shows on television because the characters were cool, the fighting was top-notch, and the stories were interesting. I hoped BW would offer the same kind of excitement. (c) Sarah Corvus (Katee Sackhoff of Sci-Fi Channel’s Battlestar Galactica) was both creepy and compelling.
But as the show progressed, I found the only time it was worth watching was when Sarah was on screen. She’s infinitly more exciting to watch than boring Jaime (Michelle Ryan).
Yes, Jaime is boring! I feel like a weight has been lifted! The story lines (outside of Sarah) seemed slow and boring; the special effects seemed slightly off–for example, when Jaime jumps, she looks like she’s on ropes. And I think what really ruined it for me was the British episode. I understand Ryan really is British–but what’s the likelihood an American with a non-spy background (bionic body parts notwithstanding) could pull off a completely authentic British accent like that? And go undercover? I mean, why do bionic bodyparts qualify her to be a spy?!
All together I’m not impressed. So I stopped watching.
I give it a 2/5 stars.