Out of curiosity, I watched the premiere of Bionic Woman last night. I love the whole concept of cyborgs; I vaguely remember how cool I thought the original was; I recognized Michelle Ryan from the surprisingly involving Jekyll on BBC America this summer. Sure, what the hell, I thought. Let's give it a shot.
Within seconds I had a whole new reason to watch: Katee Sackhoff! Starbuck! Yeaaaa, I thought, now that she won't have that whole Apollo soap opera to drag her down, she can bring that wild-eyed, smart-ass feral energy like nobody else! But even though Sackhoff isn't shackled to a turgid infidelity plot in this show, she still has to overcome a show that seems determined not to let her shine the way she can.