V : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 3, 2009
Season #: 1, 2
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  • Summary: The 1980s series about aliens who appear human and peaceful is remade as a split miniseries, with the second part airing sometime early next year.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 88
    ABC can add to that list of achievements the season's most entertaining new hour, straightforward division: V.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    83
    As an adventure series bristling with ideas, it's V+. Or as we grade 'em on Earth: B+
  3. It could be complicated, but Peters' tightly written teleplay makes it easy to follow. In addition, the pilot raises provocative issues without getting didactic. That, combined with mythology less dense than, say, ABC's Lost, should make this an attractive viewing option.
  4. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    75
    Judging by the first episode, V seems like a solid adaptation.
  5. 63
    Terrific special effects (except for the giant supermodel in the sky), good action, good acting, and, if they let them, the Visitors could probably put on a helluva good runway show, too!
  6. 50
    Suddenly this might as well be "Fringe" or "Warehouse 13" or "The X-Files" or "Eureka" or any one of hundreds of shows that involve FBI agents and international espionage and terrorist thugs and secret plots to take over the universe. Come on, now. Isn't there a new way to handle the alien invasion story?
  7. The show does a good job in tonight's premiere of sorting out the good guys and filling viewers in on the disturbing backstory. In fact, it may do too good a job because there doesn't seem to be a lot of mysteries left.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 72
  2. Negative: 19 out of 72
  1. ChristianC.
    Nov 4, 2009
    10
    I was very skeptical being a "devoted" fan of the original. Pace was way to fast but left me hanging on the edge of my seat wanting more. ABC I was very skeptical being a "devoted" fan of the original. Pace was way to fast but left me hanging on the edge of my seat wanting more. ABC has a winner and V is back! Expand
  2. CMan
    Nov 7, 2009
    9
    Greatest TV show to be on in a while.
  3. JockS
    Nov 8, 2009
    8
    Brill...can't wait to see their real faces!
  4. DanielB
    Nov 6, 2009
    6
    Interesting -- nice that they differentiate themselves from the original in the first episode. But really lame use of coincidence, and the Interesting -- nice that they differentiate themselves from the original in the first episode. But really lame use of coincidence, and the characters are one-dimensional racial stereotypes. Will likely watch it, but it seems to want to be something that it isn't capable of without a decent script. Expand
  5. EliR.
    Nov 3, 2009
    5
    It does involve aliens and space capsules, so there's that. But it's obvious and plodding.
  6. Mar 25, 2011
    3
    I'm really dis-appointed by this show. I love Morena Baccarin and she is wonderful as the arch baddie but the rest of the show is a real letI'm really dis-appointed by this show. I love Morena Baccarin and she is wonderful as the arch baddie but the rest of the show is a real let down. Science Fiction has to be well written and internally consistent if it's to engage and hold an audience but V just comes across as (yet another) TV series written by non-sci fi writers who don't have a grasp of the genre. Expand
  7. SA
    Nov 4, 2009
    0
    Terrible show. Flimsy storyline, badly acted, such a flimsy representation of the brilliant original. Very disappointing.

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