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angelicalangie From: angelicalangie Date: February 7th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I continue to be intrigued after the first episode, and there were a lot of beats where I was shouting at the tv or just jaw dropped.

Here there be spoilers.

We all knew and suspected for quite the time that Jamie lasted one episode only. There were plenty of hints given, even with the character synopsis.

I found the show nicely paced, with enough twists - thought his inevitable demise was a given. I expect things to get better with each episode. I will be watching tomorrow - Perhaps there will be flashbacks???
lemurling From: lemurling Date: February 7th, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I know I was hoping, from how things were talked about, that his character death would be off screen, allowing for a possible return in a later episode or later series. It's sounding like that isn't the case, but I'll see for myself as soon as I get a chance.

While I enjoy Jamie's work a lot, I'm a general sci-fi fan, and a lot of sci-fi suffers from rough scripts, poor acting, and the general extra overhead of establishing an entire universe in addition to the normal work of a series that is trying to establish a premise and a set of characters. Some would argue that Babylon 5, for example, took over a season to hit its stride, and while BSG hit the ground running with its first episode probably being the single finest episode they ever produced (of course they had the mini-series to help it along, which was also good, but not brilliant), most sci-fi is just not able to do that.

There isn't enough sci-fi on television for me. So I hope that people will give the show a chance to get its legs under it, even without Jamie around to make the wait more pleasurable. It very well might get better as actors settle into their characters and writers settle into their story.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: February 8th, 2011 12:23 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I did see a reviewer tweet that the show got better starting with the third episode. I may or may not see for myself. ;) But I was very happy to see a lot of positive Jamie-related tweets and people extremely disappointed he was killed off.
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