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'V' - 'We Can't Win' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 21st 2010 9:02AM
(S01E08) "Your girl's got a baby lizard in her terrarium?" - Kyle to Ryan

Somewhere in the past few episodes, 'V' has gotten really good. I've always loved the show -- and haven't watched the original series yet, so can't compare -- but I found myself waiting impatiently to see what would happen in this episode. And also see how much scarier Anna could get. I swear she gets scarier every week. She's one scary lizard-chick.

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'V' - 'John May' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 14th 2010 5:18AM
V, John May
(S01E07) "Let them have this one victory, because I'm about to deliver them a thousand defeats." - Anna, before she sinks into the shiny pool with her little eggs.

Hells bells, Ryan may be a good guy now, but he wasn't always that way. In fact, he was pretty nasty back in the day. When he and the gang went to track down John May's communication device, Ryan spilled the beans to John's stepson James about what really happened ten years earlier. John May's suicide note was a fake.

Oh, and by the way, James, that girl you're hanging out with? Under that human skin, she looks like the Vaal from the planet Gamma Trianguli VI on 'Star Trek.' Hmmm...

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'V' - 'Pound of Flesh' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 7th 2010 5:54AM
V, Pound of Flesh
(S01E06) "It's time we told him the truth about who he really is." - Joe to Erica, about Tyler

Well, who is he?! Is he supposed to be some sort of warrior a la John Connor, who'll lead the resistance against the aliens? I have no idea, but can't wait to find out. Based on the fact that Tyler seems enamored with the Visitors, it's hard to imagine him as a leader of the resistance. The dynamics will have to change with Lisa; Erica's plan to hide Tyler away at his dad's isn't working.

I've been thinking about where I'd fall in the alien vs. humans war, and I'd definitely be a member of the Fifth Column -- organizing meetings, gathering weapons, training people to fight ... I have no tolerance for any sort of manipulation, and doubt that I'd fall prey to Anna's bliss. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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The Fifth Column is Building on 'V' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 7th 2010 4:03AM
V, the Fifth Column, AnnaThings got a little crazy on the Sydney mothership on 'V' (Tue., 9PM ET on ABC), when a Fifth Column member decided to take things into his own hands, literally. He set off an explosion that killed several of Anna's "followers."

"She's taking your minds and your lives in return for nothing but lies," he said to ... well, no one, really, since they were all under Anna's spell. "Anna can steal you no longer." Sometimes drastic measures are needed to restore order to the universe.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'V' - 'Welcome to the War' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 31st 2010 4:20AM
Elizabeth Mitchell, 'V'
Remember this show? If the ratings results for the return of 'FlashForward' are any indication of things to come, the answer appears to be "No." A difference between 'FlashForward' and 'V,' though, is that while 'FlashForward' delivered ten episodes, which many found to be disappointing, 'V' has only had four.

While ratings did decline over the course of the four episodes, the reaction to them wasn't as clearly negative. For the most part, the jury seemed to be out. The question now is whether or not the show has been out of circulation too long to recover with these remaining nine episodes of the first season.

It's been four months since a new episode of 'V,' but to the credit of the vision, it doesn't feel as if we've been gone that long at all. Tonight's mid-season premiere certainly brought plenty of exciting moments in the growing war between the Visitors and the human race, as well as a nod to a classic 'V' moment.

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Anna Chooses a Mate on 'V' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 31st 2010 2:24AM
V, Anna chooses a mateWow, talk about a cold relationship! When Anna decides that it's time for her army to be formed on 'V' (Tue., 9PM ET on ABC), she's not kidding around. She chooses a mate, does the deed in the most non-romantic way ever, and then, uh, starts nourishing her eggs.

Apparently, she hasn't heard of taking things slow. You know, go out for coffee, maybe see a movie, have a nightcap later ...

Watch the video after the jump.

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Q&A: 'Firefly' star Jewel Staite on Reavers, 'V', and Clooney

by Stephanie Earp, posted Mar 23rd 2010 11:34PM

Being a cast member of Joss Whedon's space western 'Firefly' pretty much means you have a standing invitation to Wizard World Toronto Comic Con. Jewel Staite, who played tomboy Kaylee Frye, has RSVP'ed for the Toronto event, from March 26 - 28.

This gave us a great excuse to find out how she feels about being her own doppelganger, suspecting her bridesmaid Morena Baccarin of eating people, and playing video games on the big screen.

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The Twelve Days of Festivus: Eleven babes worth watchin'

by Mike Moody, posted Dec 13th 2009 10:39AM
Olivia WildeOn the eleventh day of Festivus, TV gave to me ... eleven babes worth watchin' .

Festivus is here, and is there a better way to celebrate than by taking stock of all the alluring TV hotties we've been obsessing over this year? I think not. (It's sure a beats counting down the year's stinkiest shows, anyway.)

For this year's list, we decided to stray a little from last year's Maxim covergirl-friendly tally to highlight the small screen starlets who charmed us not only with their hotness, but also with their talent. So head after the jump as we celebrate the 11th day of Festivus by counting down 11 babes worth watchin'.

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Review: V - It's Only the Beginning

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 25th 2009 8:46AM
V: It's Only the Beginning(S01E04) Well, that's it until March 2010. The most important thing that V could do this week was to leave us hanging on the edge of our seats as to what's coming next. If the idea was to give us a sense of sheer hopelessness in the face of the power of the Visitors, then that's what we did.

More importantly, we got to see the genesis of the Resistance movement led by Jack, Ryan and Erica. It makes an even more powerful figure when you consider that at this point there are exactly four people -- at least that we're following -- taking on 29 Visitor ships with technology and power almost beyond our imagining.

Everyone loves a scrappy underdog, and you couldn't ask for much more than that. But it was great seeing them take some of their first strikes against the Visitors as a unit. This is the struggle, against near impossible odds, that will keep us glued to our seats.

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Review: V - A Bright New Day

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 18th 2009 10:29AM
V: A Bright New Day(S01E03) When you're mounting a resistance against an alien presence that way outclasses you in technology, and even outclasses you in propaganda and being good-looking, you're going to need help, and preferably of the "inside" variety. With V scheduled to go on a long hiatus after next week's episode, it's important that the resistance come together by then.

While we made good progress this episode, and learned some more good information, I fear they won't get us to a compelling hook before they go into hibernation for the winter. People will forget about this show if we don't get hooked in good next week. Unless ABC wants to promote its relaunch like another new series, they need to grab us by the jowls and sink their teeth in ... or at least unhinge our jaws and cram a guinea pig of awesome down our gullets.

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Lisa and Anna's Relationship Revealed on 'V' - Watch It Now (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 18th 2009 8:58AM
The "V' saga continues in season 1, episode 3, 'A Bright New Day.' In last night's episode, the Visitors are granted visas and allowed to enter the U.S., the Visitor resistance cell the Fifth Column is introduced and joins forces with the human uprising, and we learn that the Visitors are under the control of a druglike influence.

In this clip, FBI Agent Erica Evans walks in on son Tyler and Visitor Lisa while in the midst of some inter-species mingling, and a surprising relationship is revealed between Lisa and the leader of the Visitors, Anna.

Read our 100-word recap of 'V' Season 1 Episode 3: 'A Bright New Day'

Watch the video after the jump.

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7 Ways to Fix the New 'V'

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 17th 2009 2:26PM
It's still too early to tell whether the reimagined 'V' will be a hit or not, since only a handful of episodes have aired to date -- but a nearly 30% decline in viewership (to a still-respectable 10.7 million) from the premiere to second episode could indicate the show is in trouble.

Reviews of the new series starring Elizabeth Mitchell, Joel Gretsch, Scott Wolf, and Morena Baccarin have generally been favorable, but critics also argue the show feels rushed and doesn't really offer much that's new from the original aside from superficial things such as tone, pacing and effects. Yes, the acting is in a totally different galaxy, but is that enough to make the new series a success? We think not. And while we still think the series has plenty of potential, it could stand for some improvement. Here are seven geeked-out ways to make 'V' the kick-ass show it deserves to be:

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Morena Baccarin About Not Being Evil on 'V' and "Fascinating" Stuff Coming Up - VIDEO

by Maggie Furlong, posted Nov 16th 2009 2:00PM
Morena Baccarin, 'V'She comes in peace, always. Or until it's time to start a war.

As 'V''s resident bad girl, Morena Baccarin -- who plays Anna, the leader of the Visitors -- has gotten very good at keeping her cool, even when being grilled about her possibly evil character. But what does Baccarin think is the coolest part about playing Anna? "Well she's an alien, so pretty much anything she does is cool," she laughs. "There's little things in every episode that I think people will see and go, 'Ooh, that's really weird.'"

As for the last two episodes in the show's premiere "pod" of four (Tuesdays, 8PM ET on ABC), Baccarin insists there's some "fascinating" stuff coming up and some new characters being introduced. But will any be as powerful as Anna? Not a chance. "She has very noble intentions as far as her people goes ... as far as humans go, that's another story."

Watch our full interview with Baccarin now, and check back tomorrow for the last of our week-o-'V'-interviews with star Scott Wolf.

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Review: V - There Is No Normal Anymore

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 11th 2009 12:46PM
Morena Baccarin(S01E02) See, now things are starting to make more sense. The important thing, as a fan of the old V, is to remember that this is a whole new kind of war. The Visitors aren't coming down in bright red suits with funny voices. Instead they've been infiltrating our society for years, possibly decades.

The question of why Erica wouldn't just go straight to her bosses at the FBI with what she knows is self-explanatory when you consider that her partner of seven years was a Visitor. They look and act like us, and they could be any one of us. So who do you trust takes on a whole new meaning.

I think it's a smart move to establish more of a guerrilla war against the Visitors. And now that the one resistance cell Erica and Jack found has been scattered to the wind, it's a matter of starting over. But, as seen with the developments this week, it may be a race to uncover the truth before it's too late.

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Review: V - Pilot (series premiere)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 4th 2009 1:30AM
We were promised a modern re-imagining of the classic '80s V mini-series, and that's exactly what we got. Gone were the allusions to World War II Nazism and the treatment of Jews in Europe. Instead, we're offered allusions to the war we've been fighting for eight years now.

I wasn't sure how they could modify the storylines from the series I remembered to accurately find parallels to our war on terrorism, and the terrorist movements themselves, but they did. And they did it all while staying true to the struggles and fears that's kept the original series fresh in our minds for 26 years now.

Even better, I watched this with my 10-year old son who's never seen the original, and he was absolutely riveted. Everything I loved about V back then is here, and there's so much more to get excited about. I always thought V should be an ongoing series, and even though we eventually got one, I think this time they've finally got it right.

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