Bionic Woman : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 26, 2007
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 8 out of 28

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Critic Reviews

  1. Under Michael Dinner's steady directorial hand, it's dark, tense and conspiratorial, a far cry from the camp sci-fi tricks of its predecessor.
  2. It's not your mother's Bionic Woman. It's much, much better.
  3. 80
    NBC's lavish and splashy new version of Bionic Woman, is not, as one might fear, a BW stripped of everything that fans loved about the '70s original.
  4. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    80
    Sarah Corvus has arrived to haunt and to taunt, to give our plucky heroine a sinister contrast that the show can't do without.
  5. 80
    Just the right mix of camp, witchiness, special-effects and hand-to-hand combat.
  6. 80
    Intelligent and entertaining reimaginations of stupefyingly bad pieces of 1970s sci-fi hackwork.
  7. 80
    The girls, though, look promising. Granted, the initial Sarah-Jamie fight scene occasions the series’ first spectacular special-effectsy scene.
  8. Too much? Yes, too much! And yet, it's one of those moments you just have to shrug at and enjoy.
  9. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    A little messy in its conception, the series still exhibits considerable potential--the kind that inspires checking out a second episode.
  10. 70
    I also really enjoyed NBC's Bionic Woman. There's lots of super-powered action, I like regular-girl Michelle Ryan as Jaime Sommers, and best of all, Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck from "Battlestar Galactica") plays the eeeeevil former bionic woman, Sarah Corvus.
  11. This Bionic Woman pilot is a downbeat drag, but buried somewhere beneath all the moping is an intriguing show that might yet emerge.
  12. 70
    A sleekly engaging pilot that, with the right character development, could turn into a sleekly engaging series.
  13. Like young Jaime, it's going to take awhile for this show to find its artificial legs.
  14. NBC’s show, which is more about fembot martial arts and slick “Matrix”-ish special effects than about character development, is oriented toward young male viewers.
  15. The unnecessary reimagining from executive producer David Eick, is a lot darker than the 1976 original
  16. There's a distinct "Alias" overtone to her initiation into the dark side of the force. If I'd liked "Alias," this might have me all excited. But I didn't, so I'm not.
  17. Ryan seems too inert, not nearly aggressive enough for the role.
  18. 50
    Bionic Woman, the disappointingly average remake of the Lindsay Wagner vehicle from the ’70s, comes to life.
  19. Now we're back to Bionic Woman and Jaime Sommers--only under the surgical knife of executive producer David Eick, who had a hand in reshaping "Battlestar Galactica" to suit modern sensibilities, the rebuilt is wussier and darker than Wagner ever was.
  20. 50
    Despite her extreme makeover, this new Bionic Woman is mostly slick, dull and portentously sullen.
  21. It doesn't bode well for this series, however, that tonight's premiere features a magnetic, dynamic, no-nonsense female cyborg who steals every scene she's in--and it isn't Ryan as Jaime Sommers.
  22. 38
    This show is so cliched that it actually contains one of those scenes in which a camera makes a slow, 360-degree circle around Jaime as she gazes skyward.
  23. 37
    Alas, while it's fine to have a villain who is more colorful than your hero, it's not so fine to have a supporting actor who makes your star vanish whenever they're on screen together. It makes you think that what this remake of a spinoff really needs is a spinoff of its own.
  24. Jamie is our heroine, the one we're supposed to like and care about, but as played by British actress Ryan ("EastEnders," "Jekyll"), she's a mopey blank, badly upstaged every time Sackhoff makes one of her all-too-brief appearances as Corvus.
  25. The whole place could use more lights so you could see what was going on.
  26. 25
    This Bionic Woman does not fail to live up to the original, it fails to live up to all of the other programs it wants to emulate instead.
  27. 20
    Dim. Ryan is not to blame. Jaime, rebuilt after a horrific car accident, must live in a grim, punishing world and associate with joyless characters. Speedy Jaime can't outrun this train wreck.
  28. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    20
    NBC's new Bionic Woman remake is a desolate slab of ice where any resemblance to human beings - alive, dead or cyborgian--is purely coincidental. It's hard to imagine a bigger modernized mess being made
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 93 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 67
  2. Negative: 27 out of 67
  1. Oct 13, 2010
    8
    Was good. I enjoyed it. Heaps better than the original series. Unfortunately the writers strike in the US resulted in it's axing before seasonWas good. I enjoyed it. Heaps better than the original series. Unfortunately the writers strike in the US resulted in it's axing before season one was completed. They did only eight episodes and never gave it a fair go. Full Review »
  2. CazG
    Mar 18, 2008
    7
    This show had real potential - especially when the anti-Bionic woman was on screen - and should be given another chance with a stable This show had real potential - especially when the anti-Bionic woman was on screen - and should be given another chance with a stable writing/production team. Full Review »
  3. JasonD.
    Mar 8, 2008
    8
    I liked it , obviously it should get better if more episodes get made . Michelle Ryan was perfectly cast and played the part a little darker I liked it , obviously it should get better if more episodes get made . Michelle Ryan was perfectly cast and played the part a little darker than the original. Fun family tv show which sure beats the hell outta reality tv . Full Review »