Wednesday, September 10, 2008


The story had potential, acting however sucked. Joshua Jackson looked good, but sounded like a pubescent boy who had smoked his father's cigar, and was reading from a 40's mystery novel. The female lead is not even worth mentioning, her hair was always pinstraight, and her accent kept on slipping up. Joshua Jackson kept referring to her as Sweetheart. Here is a pointer Joshy boy, you can only pull that off with the Boston accent.

The acting was really choppy, but I have to admit I loved Joshua Jackson's winter coat :-). I think he was trying very hard to be that elusive male protagonist, with a sardonic sense of humour, who pretends to be a jerk, but in reality is very humanistic. But he failed, miserably.

The pilot was very methodical. The girl works for the FBI, and is apparently very headstrong, does not fall in love easily. Her character's struggles are akin to that of Jennifer Garner's on Alias, like Garner's character, she is also motivated to fight the impending threat of terrorism. Only this time around, J.J. Abrams brought along our amateurish hero Joshua Jackson, who by the way looked good with the stubble, and his father who is a controversial scientist, to the rescue. The plotline is redundant, nonetheless interesting. The scientific jargon that they throw in there is not plausible at all. But I would have let that bit go, had the acting been better. It seemed promising in theory, but in execution turned out to be ok.



Shak said...

Although I wholeheartedly agree with you, giving the biggest and best twist of the episode away in your review is a bit... unnice.

Zany said...

Sorry, my bad. That was totally unintentional. I hope I didn't kill it for you.

I have fixed the problem now.