All in Television Episode
All BtVS fans know that as good as Joss Whedon was at writing monsters, he was at his best when writing about human beings. When stripped back, with stories about love, friendship, passion or loss, BtVS was pretty hard to beat on any level. It was the way humanity took hits and survived that made the show so appealing.
It's flashy, it's sexy, it's designer bubblegum for the eyes for those people who sat through The Fast and the Furious and enjoyed it. It is even well written in places.This offering by McG hits all the right notes for the fast cars fans, but there's not much here for the girls. Sweeps lesbianism at its finest.
The show is all about outcasts and alienation. It's about power and how people abuse it, from high schoolers up to politicians and millionaires. Take The Outsiders, cross it with Raymond Chandler, chuck in some Beverly Hills 90210, add a streak of Heathers and you pretty much have Veronica Mars. Don't be mistaken, this is not a kids show.
From the moment this dark, super-spy series with the blonde glamazon and her mysterious, mullet-haired lover debuted, it was almost inevitable that the writers would sooner or later give Nikita a mission where she had to seduce another woman.
ST:DS9 were looking for a way to spice up Jadzia's love life, so they came up with this concept that tiptoes Jadzia into bisexuality. The episode had plot holes big enough to fly the Enterprise through but for all the lesbian fans of Jadzia Dax, this episode was manna from heaven.
What we have is a mostly good pilot, with mostly great ideas, mostly good (and non-selfconscious!) performances, but with a few lessons to learn about social responsibility. Like it or hate it, no one can deny that the mere existence of this show was an incredible milestone in television history.