Bionic Woman

Season 1 Episode 2

Paradise Lost

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 03, 2007 on NBC
8.0
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Jaime continues to gradually adjust to her new bionic life - all while trying to maintain the normal aspects of her human life. She also befriends a stranger who knows more about her than she thinks, and later goes on her first mission.

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  • Please, no more!

    1.0
    I watched the first two episodes and there's where it ends for me. I had expectations about this series, I admit, not big ones, but still...and it is completely below what I hoped. It looks like a lot of money went into making this show, and I think it went pretty much down the drain. The characters are not believable, this girl doesn't seem to have it in her to be "bionic woman", she's too girly girl, however "tough" she might want to seem. As for the dialogue, it's pathetic. Absolutely nothing iteresting is said(or done) in this show. So, as I said before, second episode is as far as I can go. Hopefully they will have the common sense to pull the plug after the first season.moreless
  • What were they thinking while charting up the story?

    7.5
    After watching the trailer, I thought this would be in line with Smallville / Alias / Doctor Who, but its story line is much worse. Trying to pack the story info into a 40 odd minute episode, they have pushed things too fast, making this episode neither revealing nor making us want to watch the future episodes. Taking a page out of Bourne movies, the camera moves too much and is too close for a TV episode.



    I am not saying that it is not worth watching, but rather depends on how later episodes play out. When it comes to Sci-Fi, I like to get a stronger base on which the series plays on, much like Stargate or Doctor Who or Torchwood.moreless
  • Still long way to go

    1.0
    This show needs to do something radical to keep airing.

    A small progress was made in this episode, the hiring of Dr. Burke (from Grey's Anatomy) as the handler was a good call as the show is in bad need of needs actors with previous acting experience and who *feel like* acting when on screen.



    Still, the need remains for swapping the actress playing the lead character, for someone with acting skills as a show can't can't survive if the "star" can't act.



    The dialogue overall is even in the 2nd episode (or should we say third if we count the pre-air) rather stilty, as if people were reading directly from the script. A show which is steril like an operating theatre, void of any emotion and embodies a near complete lack of chemistry between the characters has some kind of inert problem which must be identified and remedied.. and quickly. Send the cast on a "teaming" weekend or try pairing them with new people (new / replacement cast members) until chemistry is found. Do something.. Please!moreless
  • Still trying to do too much, when it doesnt need to!

    7.5
    Carrying on from the 1st episode, I got the feeling the writers were trying to introduce us to New Jaime to quickly. Imo they shouldnt have begun to show us her personal-life w/o focusing on the action up front. Theres no real adhesive to keep me watching.



    I never watched the original BW, and only caught a few episodes of the BM so Im not a real fan of this franchise. However, Im a big fan of Michelle Ryan. Im afraid though that shes a bit too wooden in this. Maybe shes focusing too much on her accent. Maybe she's just trying too hard! Theres no real flow to her and that translates throughout the show, maybe to the other characters. I just feel that getting the actors in a 2part pilot may have got them enthused with their character much better and allowed for a intro that would have bind us to whole show. As it is, its two episodes in and Im still having trouble empathizing with the characters. Its a shame really, because the 1st show was quite good and this one had an interesting premise which should have been drawn out a little longer, mainly to build up suspense and drama. As it is, its too bitzy and the characters just seem to be plopped about from location to location. For instance, Jaime's supervisor could have been introduced later on with a real need for him to be there. As it is, he just pops in to a shop and sprouts some, philosophical clat-trap about wanting to do good and save the world, which Jaime takes in like some wide-eyed 12yr old.



    Wouldnt it have been better to have Jaimes sister threatened or have her partner stay for a few episodes persuading her to help him, not humanity before he dies, she leaves only to come back to the orgnasation because her sister is kidnapped or threatened and she needs their help and develop from their?!



    No time is spent getting to know the characters with any meaningful dialogue. And thats another drawback. The dialogue is pretty poor when compared to other shows.



    Still I wish this show had been given more of a chance. There are some good details here, its just the producers tried to much and delivered little. They should have taken a leaf from Lost's book and tried to develop each of the main characters more at the beginning.moreless
  • great

    10
    That word pretty much sums it all up ... great is exactly what it was. I liked the fast paceing and the action in this episode but I think that it became a 10 from the other side of the show ... the family side. I like seeing something actiony and then watching the characters lead their day to day normal lives. In this case Jaime taking care of her little sister Becca and going to see her in her school talent show. This episode just went to show that this is becoming a great television programme that will hopefully get even better.moreless
Carly McKillip

Carly McKillip

Vivian

Guest Star

Jacob Blair

Jacob Blair

Cute Guy

Guest Star

Lara Gilchrist

Lara Gilchrist

Carly

Guest Star

Katee Sackhoff

Katee Sackhoff

Sarah Corvus

Recurring Role

Isaiah Washington

Isaiah Washington

Antonio Pope

Recurring Role

Kevin Rankin

Kevin Rankin

Nathan (uncredited)

Recurring Role

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