Category: V

A remake of the cult series that aired between 1983 and 1985, V follows a small group of freedom fighters as they try to stop alien queen Anna from taking over the world by way of diplomacy .Dimitri has reviewed every episode of the sci-fi drama, which aired for two seasons on ABC.

Posted in V Verdict: 4.5

V 1.01: Pilot

I admit it’s an odd thing for me to review the V pilot so long after ABC cancelled the series. On the one hand, nobody…

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Posted in V Verdict: 4.0

V 1.02: There Is No Normal Anymore

As with many network television shows, the second episode of V works much like a supplementary pilot, but the writers avoid the usual redundancies by…

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V 1.03: A Bright New Day

With their two-part introduction out of the way, the show runners give us a taste of what a typical V episode ought to be like,…

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V 1.04: It’s Only the Beginning

The final episode prior to an extended hiatus, “It’s Only the Beginning” isn’t meant to further the season arc (which it does) so much as…

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Posted in V Verdict: 1.5

V 1.05: Welcome to the War

Back in high school, I had this misunderstood friend (let’s call her Sally) who wasn’t the most popular girl in our grade but whom I liked because she had smarts and purpose. Sally went away one summer

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Posted in V Verdict: 2.5

V 1.06: Pound of Flesh

Let’s face it. The sci-fi series I and apparently six other people enjoyed last fall is gone, and it’s time to move on. First, though, I want to get something off my chest

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V 1.07: John May

I’m ambivalent about this one. On the one hand, the new mythology is starting to show promise and even hints at coherence. The notion the Visitors’ skin suits are responsible for their newfound gooey feelings, for example

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Posted in V Verdict: 3.5

V 1.08: We Can’t Win

Now this is more like it. “We Can’t Win” delivers everything I’d come to expect from the series but wasn’t getting anymore: mildly satirical political intrigue, heroes who think beyond

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V 1.09: Heretic’s Fork

If I might digress for a moment about another extraterrestrial property, by which, of course, I mean a franchise with a different E.T. and not interplanetary real estate

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Posted in V Verdict: 3.0

V 1.10: Hearts and Minds

“Which do you want to be: the guy who gets knocked down or the guy who gets back up?” The thing Kyle doesn’t seem to understand about his own story is

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