V: We Can’t Win, Thoughts

V's ratings are not great. It's running out of time to get renewed. It needs to really step it up and hook its audience. Can it do it?

Well the episode opened strongly. Sure it was obviously going to be a dream, but it gave us a glimpse into the head of Chad Decker. But then we were back with the annoying teenager and his family dramas. Fortunately it was a brief visit and then the episode really got underway.

I like the irony of Erica having to hunt the fifth column for her FBI job. There was plenty going on this week, but unfortunately every plotline was just so predictable. I've been expecting Lisa to develop emotions for the last couple of episodes. Anna's plan was equally obvious. It's storytelling by numbers.

It's not bad, it's just not exciting. The only time it really stepped up the pace was when they set a trap for the V. They're supposed to be a resistance movement. There should be a lot more of that and a lot less family drama.

Every time the move to the emotional stuff they just emphasize that none of these characters are really that distinctive or interesting. I just don't care that much about them. I want to, but I'm not being given any reason to.

The first thing they need to do is scrap the teen romance subplot and use the time wasted on that to further develop characters like Joshua. And can we get on and have an organized resistance now? It's been weeks and they haven't managed to recruit a single person.

I loved the original V and I really want to like this show, but at this point I really don't care if it gets cancelled. It's just not going anywhere.

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