V: We Can’t Win, Thoughts

V’s ratings are not great. It’s running out of time to get renewed. It needs to really step it up and hook its audi­ence. Can it do it?

Well the episode opened strongly. Sure it was obvi­ously going to be a dream, but it gave us a glimpse into the head of Chad Decker. But then we were back with the annoy­ing teenager and his family dramas. Fortu­nately it was a brief visit and then the episode really got under­way.

I like the irony of Erica having to hunt the fifth column for her FBI job. There was plenty going on this week, but unfor­tu­nately every plot­line was just so predictable. I’ve been expect­ing Lisa to develop emotions for the last couple of episodes. Anna’s plan was equally obvi­ous. It’s story­telling by numbers.

It’s not bad, it’s just not excit­ing. The only time it really stepped up the pace was when they set a trap for the V. They’re supposed to be a resis­tance move­ment. There should be a lot more of that and a lot less family drama.

Every time the move to the emotional stuff they just empha­size that none of these char­ac­ters are really that distinc­tive or inter­est­ing. I just don’t care that much about them. I want to, but I’m not being given any reason to.

The first thing they need to do is scrap the teen romance subplot and use the time wasted on that to further develop char­ac­ters like Joshua. And can we get on and have an orga­nized resis­tance now? It’s been weeks and they haven’t managed to recruit a single person.

I loved the orig­i­nal V and I really want to like this show, but at this point I really don’t care if it gets cancelled. It’s just not going anywhere.

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