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BIONIC WOMAN Recap: Paradise Lost

October 4, 2007 by  

Title: “Paradise Lost”
Original Airdate: 10.3.07
GMMR Recapper: Jo

Ironically this week’s The Unit also referenced Paradise Lost and has a major character named Jonas. But you can relax because Bionic Woman is borrowing mostly from Alias. So the boring boyfriend is dead and Jamie actually shows emotions (improvement from last week). She also gets drunk and makes out with a random dude til she breaks his rib. Don’t you hate when that happens…

The opening credits are hokey. But the theme song is alright because it has a hard rock slant to it. Jamie’s accent slides in and out as the sisters have their first well acted and written conversation. Jamie goes to lunch with her friends, but I have no idea what they are talking about because the music is louder than the dialogue. Dear Mr. Eick, you rock. Please kick your sound and music editor in the shins. Sincerely, Jo.

Jamie meets Burke (Isaiah Washington) in a bookstore. Nothing eventful except how did he bring a non-working dog in there? What is this, Europe? Jamie saves a suicidal woman and naturally decides to take the position as super agent woman working for the Crossing Jordan doc, who is named Jonas, and Burke. The Marshall Flinkman wanna be hits her on the head to fix her ear and then hits on her. Obligatory fight training sequence with Future Hiro’s Less Cool Brother (his name is Jae on the show but come on, tell me he doesn’t look just like Future Hiro?). This show is really trying to be like Alias and I’m okay with that.

Blonde chick and Jamie investigate a bio weapon massacred town. They wander into a house where BATTLESTAR GALACTICA IS PLAYING ON THE TV. And I’m 99% positive, it’s Exodus part 2 because that baby is the most awesome fight sequence ending in Pegasus picking up a Cylon spare. Touché, Mr. Eick. Jamie and Blonde chick find one survivor. Bad soldiers chase them down. Jamie gets her lunch handed to her before remembering to only punch with the bionic fist. Meanwhile, Sarah Corvus throws Future Hiro’s Less Cool Brother an anniversary party.

All in all, it was a huge improvement from last week. It’s still not mind-blowing awesome, but I finally see some talent in Michelle Ryan and I’m going to greatly enjoy listening for her accent to slip up. (She’s British if you didn’t know). I really do want to kick the person in charge of sound in the shins. At one point I realized how loud I had turned up my TV and I was still having trouble hearing the dialogue. Unacceptable. And the music still stinks. Embrace the hard rock.

Spill it…did you like this week’s BIONIC WOMAN? 

Raise your hand if you’re even watching it.

Jo lives in small town Texas, not that far from Dillon, and loves writing almost as much as watching TV. Until TV Guide or a literary agent comes knocking, she’ll keep occasionally updating, but never proofreading, her own blog

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9 Responses to “BIONIC WOMAN Recap: Paradise Lost”

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  2. Annie on October 4th, 2007 9:55 am

    Does anyone else think this girl looks exactly like Alicia Silverstone with dark hair????? i thought it was her until about a week ago.

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  4. Becky on October 4th, 2007 11:07 am

    I thought it was better than last week, but I’m not sure that I’m going to keep coming back. Some of it seems so hokey. And some of it is really good. There’s just so much on tv that I don’t know if i can keep giving this a chance.

    Also, when she was hearing stuff with her bionic ear, i was having trouble hearing it too. And – seriously – how could she forget to hit with the bionic arm. And how was the army dude not completely shocked by the girl sending her arm through the wall? I would have probably ran away when that happened.

    Funny – when she told the girl they were with teh Department of Agriculture. i enjoyed your recap.

  5. LT on October 4th, 2007 11:19 am

    I still haven’t watched an episode of this show but I love reading your recaps Jo. It’s good to know I’m not missing all that much by not watching this one. Keep up the great work!

  6. Brian on October 4th, 2007 1:43 pm

    “Future Hiro’s Less Cool Brother”

    And now my co-workers think I’m a freak for laughing out loud unexpectedly.

  7. Carli on October 4th, 2007 8:03 pm

    Yes, you are missing a lot by not watching! You’re missing the brilliance that is Katee Sackhoff. And from the looks of it, there will be plenty more of her next week!

  8. Forts on October 5th, 2007 1:31 am

    Am I the only one who thought that she wasn’t just “shwoing emotions for the first time” but her personality just completely changed? Plus the boyfriend is already dead? Hello we don’t care. Give us time to get some attachment before you kill him you idiots. You wanna know what w did after watching it? We deleted it from our schedule. We decided to watch other shows. (PUSHING DAISIES BABEH!)

  9. fatback on October 5th, 2007 9:06 am

    Good recap, Jo. I think the show is solid although you can tell there were some rewrites that happened between the super-serious pilot and this ep. Jonas was all “Point of No Return (American La Femme Nikita with Bridgette Fonda)” in the pilot and now he’s all “shucks Jamie, we’s just try’n ta save world g’friend, LOL”. Which is cool for the character arc going forward but a big difference from the pilot. Just sayin. Also, the Alias comparison is dead on…i don’t even think they are trying to hide it. I mean Dr. Dead B’friend got buried in the same cemetery as Michael Vaughn… coincidence. I THINK NOT. Well…yeah, prolly.