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Episode Review: V – John May (Season 1, Episode 7)

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I’m late. I know. Hopefully, the expectation wasn’t interminable for all of you as you waited for this exciting recap.

This week on a very special episode of “V”: Erica, Ryan and Jack seek out the legendary John May to rescue Georgie; Tyler probes his mysterious past during a confrontation with his mother; Chad visits the mother ship to report on Anna’s Live Aboard program.

Excellent. Let’s get to the nitty gritty, right after the jump.

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Episode Review: V – Pound of Flesh (Season 1, Episode 6)

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Welcome back my fellow V-ites. According to our ever handy Comcast program synopsis, on tonight’s very special episode of “V”: Anna launches a pilot program to allow select groups of humans to live on the spaceships; Tyler uncovers a secret about his mom; Valerie’s accelerated pregnancy becomes an issue for Ryan; a sacrifice is made to save Ryan.

Before we get started I just wanted to be honest and state for the record that I question how good of a reviewer I am for this show, because I honestly don’t like it. It is painful to sit through. It has a terrible pacing problem. The story feels like it was written by a secluded writer suffering from Michael Bay syndrome. It just jumps around wantonly every 5 seconds. Lost has a ton of storylines that it is juggling but I always feel like they take the appropriate amount of time that each character requires. V on the other hand feels like the whole story is being told in short hand.

Anyway, enough of my whining – let’s get down the reason you are most likely here, right after the jump.

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Episode Review: Lost: "Happily Ever After" (Season 6 Episode 11)

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Since it seems to help the synoptically disadvantaged, tonight's logline reads: Desmond awakens and discovers that he's on the island.

Oh that is Sooo descriptive. It's like "Charlie wakes up to discover he's dead".

Well, what does Desmond discover after his cup o' joe?
Jump to find out. Do I need to say that our recaps contain spoilers? Even after all that time we spent together, watching reruns of the Glen Campbell show, and I told you that he was going to sing "Wichita Lineman"?

I promise. No more Glen Campbell spoilers.

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Episode Review: V – Welcome to the War (Season 1, Episode 5)

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And welcome back...  According to our always semi-trusty Comcast episode summary for tonight’s return to the weekly trenches of episodic “V”: Val’s pregnancy concerns Ryan; the REstistance inducts a dangerous new member; Anna is puzzled by Chad, who hasn’t scheduled a follow-up for his diagnosis; and Erica gets attacked at home.

So, to take a cue from the ever trusty Republibot 2.0, let’s dive into this with a bit more depth – right after the jump.

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Episode Review: V - Mid-Season Recap episode (so not really a review at all)

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So, straight on the heels of tonight’s very good episode of Lost (and I say that with full realization that I have no place saying it considering this is the first season I have paid any attention to the series), we had a lackluster Season-to-Date recap of V. A whole hour (well, more like a whole 50 minutes) of lackluster tension building to recap the very little that happened in the previously aired 4 episodes.

So, to help get you up to speed before the show returns full time for the remainder of its short life, make the jump to see our previous coverage of show.

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EPISODE REVIEW: V – It’s Only the Beginning (Season 1, Episode 4)

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So here we are at the fourth and final (possibly) episode of this new and re-jiggered version of “V”. As you may or may not know after tonight’s show, the series is going on an extended hiatus with a scheduled return date sometime in the late spring. A lot of the final decision on whether or not it will actually return is probably tightly tied up in how well the viewership has held up on the show over its short run. So chances are probably not very good.

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EPISODE REVIEW: V – A Bright New Day (Season 1, Episode 3)

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The third episode of the re-envisioned “V”, or is it re-imagined, was a nice incremental upgrade over the previous two episodes. To this point the show has been deathly dull, and that is on top of being unimaginably boring. According to our ever trusty and handy Comcast show guide, in tonight’s episode – A Bright New Day – Anna receives the first of 100 diplomatic visas issued to the American Visitors; Erica is paired with an alien officer to track down the source of a death threat; and Ryan recruits allies to oppose the Visitors.

So, on that slightly hopeful note let’s make the jump and see what we thinks.

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EPISODE REVIEW: V – There Is No Normal Anymore (Season 1, Episode 2)

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Welcome back to the second of episode of the rebooted V. A kinder, gentler V with a better effects budget. Our trusty Comcast episode synopsis tells us that: "A seeker among the visitors tracks Erica and Father Jack. Chad seeks redemption by investigating the aliens ahead of his next newscast while Law Enforcers press Erica for information concerning Dale Maddox’s whereabouts." I am assuming that “seeker” used in this sense is that floating V spy-bot and not the teen boy from that horrible adaptation of Susan Cooper’s award winning youth novel The Dark is Rising.

Sounds like an exciting evening of network television doesn't it? So what are you waiting for, make the jump and let’s get to the details.

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Episode Review: V – Pilot (Season 1, Episode 1)

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Hi and welcome to the first regular V recap/review thingy for Republibot. I am Republibot 1.0 and I will be your host and guide through the next several weeks until the show goes on indefinite hiatus based on how well the ratings hold up. I will try my best to be fair and balanced as I share my thoughts on this show with you over its short run, but I feel it important and in the interest of full disclosure to let you all know that I have a very soft spot in my heart for the original, regardless of how hokey it is in retrospect. I am even more fond of it than I am of Man From Atlantis.

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