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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 3, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Vs have let loose Red Sky on planet Earth as season two begins.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Tanner Stransky
    Jan 3, 2011
    75
    The alien-invasion reboot feels sharper and more focused. But the writers do seem obsessed with keeping the humans and Visitors on nearequal footing.
  2. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    Jan 3, 2011
    63
    It's hard to muster up a sense of urgency about V. Mainly, I admire all the pretty people as I wait for the stunning bursts of violence.
  3. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Jan 4, 2011
    60
    Not every TV show has to leave you wishing for a Ph.D. in physics and total recall of Philosophy 101, and V, which seems to have embraced the cheesy goodness of the original, strikes me as a bit more fun this season.
  4. Reviewed by: Cynthia Fuchs
    Jan 4, 2011
    50
    The show has been notoriously slow in setting up the plot everyone knows already. While the pokey details have included the protracted not-quite-romance between Erica and Father Jack (Joel Gretsch) and the precise loyalties of black-ops and terrorism expert Hobbes (Charles Mesure), the new year brings at least a veneer of urgency.
  5. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jan 4, 2011
    50
    While the show is interesting and well-acted, ultimately, it lacks shock and awe.
  6. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Jan 5, 2011
    40
    V may be giving us more aliens, but I'm still looking for the people.
  7. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jan 4, 2011
    25
    The groan-worthy dialogue, usually spoken in a monotone by alien and human alike, is rarely credible and lacks the kind of self-aware irony that might make this enjoyable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Mar 16, 2011
    10
    This show is a beast. I get a heart attack every time I watch it. I'm always at the edge of my seat wondering whats gonna happen next. The is great at shooting close-ups. V stars Morena Baccarin, Lourdes Benedicto, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Logan Huffman, Charles Mesure, Elizabeth Mitchell, Laura Vandervoort and Scott Wolf, and is executive produced by Scott Rosenbaum, Yves Simoneau, Scott Peters, and Jace Hall. Expand
  2. Apr 11, 2011
    10
    all i can really say is its awesome. bit slower then the old series, i think the writers need to rethink with the long drawn out stories abit, and be abit like the old classic ones, alot more fighting scene's with laser guns would be good to start with, but over all i think its alot better then the long drawn out battlestar galactica the new series, Expand
  3. Mar 16, 2011
    9
    Although the show has a few faults (discussed below), it is one of the few intelligent shows on tv (and the only one on ABC). Unlike Detroit 1-8-7 and the other mindless drabble on tv today, V has a plot that actually requires viewers to think. I realize many out there consider this to be too difficult, but for those people who feel the need for a little brain stimulation, V is excellent! There are many intellectual levels to this show and it's one of those shows I think and talk about for hours after I watched the latest episode. The reason for me that it's a 9 and not a 10 is that the plot can be a bit choppy. I don't like that there's a new plot against the Vs every week...I'd like to see a little more build-up over time. Also, I think the writers have missed some great opportunities for some really good storylines (which is understandable, given that ABC cut their episodes down to 10 this season). If ABC does not renew for one more FULL season (I'm talking a 16 or more episode season), I don't think they'll be able to neatly wrap up the story and it will absolutely be the end of ABC for me. Expand
  4. Jan 19, 2011
    6
    The pace of the show is so slow, it's like watching grass grow. Maybe it's me but wen I think off an alien invasion, a species with clearly more power then the peasants on the planet itself... I expect something like Independence day... You want the woman to breed you alien children... why talk to the peasants? Just kill all the men on the planet and rape all the woman. That's what gonna happen if it would be real.. Not this dumb story. Expand
  5. Jan 11, 2011
    6
    Read my full review at http://thecriticalfan.blogspot.com/2011/01/tv-episode-review-v-red-rain.html Itâ
  6. Feb 17, 2011
    5
    I saw one preview prior to watching the last episode. I have been looking for another interesting series outside the normal Criminal Minds, CSI and Law & Order: SVU. I have given a couple a chance but have moved on after the first 45 minutes. V was different. I wasn't sure what to suspect. A little too much time with the main female Visitor villain however it held my attention enough that is scheduling permits, I will engage in another episode. Expand
  7. Nov 2, 2011
    0
    OH! MY! GOD! 7.2 on the rating scale, looks like metacritic has a load of fanboys and girls in its users.

    If I disliked the first series, the
    second gave me a coffin and nails to bury it in, everything is a complete let down, Anna is no longer the dark, manipulative character she was in the first. Now she's reduced to a bargain box style of bad guy out for revenge, that coupled with some character growth in Lisa makes the series very bitter tasting to me.
    There was plenty to work with in this series, good ideas just popping up on the surface of this utter cesspool of mediocre writing styles that shows particularly in Tyler's actions and reactions-if the world is what these idiots are writing(that coupled with the Terra Nova character Josh)where the older teens are just angst ridden morons who scream 'you don't understand me!'(which is usually the early or mid teens) then I might just off myself.
    And the ending-oh the ending, that is the complete and total cliché and what cements my opinion that it is good that it's dead. Let it stay that way, because IF it were to be somehow revived with the current storyline, then the idiocy of which they write out how 'some' people are either uneffected by the new Human Bliss or how not being outdoors makes you safe from it.
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