11 December 2009


Wednesday last week, we were treated to a feature-length episode to kickstart the new TV series V. As a fan of the original 80s show, I was excited to see this getting a reboot. And a couple of days ago we had another feature-length (2 hours) episode of V! We're getting a V overload.

My reaction: looking good! The series has been fast-paced so far. In the first installment, the roles of the main characters have been defined: a single-mother FBI agent who learns about the sinister side of the V's and tries to keep his teenage son away from them (to no avail), a priest who also knows but is beset by people returning to the faith, looking for answers in the face of the Visitors and their miraculous healing centers, a Visitor who has turned his back on his kind and loves a human. Very interesting twists.

Incidentally, Joel Gretsch (as Fr. Jack Landry) reminds me of the original series' Marc Singer. I wonder if the resemblance is just coincidental.
I look forward to more compelling episodes!

02 December 2009


They're baaaack, and I'm excited.

V is a TV show from 1983, though I think it was shown later in the Philippines. I loved watching V at that time, and faithfully followed the series on primetime. For the uninitiated, V is a sci-fi series which is about the sudden appearance of alien ships on planet Earth and they, so to speak, comes in peace. They would like to forge a harmonious relationship with humans and share their technology for our benefit.

It was too good to be true. Turns out they had a sinister agenda all along!

A lot of rats and hamsters were "harmed" in the making of the series. At the latter part, I remember there was one born of human and alien, so she was a hybrid of sorts. But with her lineage also came a prophesy that she will bring salvation to the world.

And then things get blurry from there... I don't recall seeing the ending of the series.

But V is getting a reboot! And the first episode is showing at TV2, 8:30PM tonight. Looking forward to it!

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