Strong women return to small screen

// 24 May 2007

bionic woman comic coverPrepare for square eyes. For once, those TV producers in the US are really spoiling us. The powers that be might have cancelled the Gilmore Girls and axed Veronica Mars, but there are some really interesting shows on the horizon.

First up, the Bionic Woman is returning to the small screen. You can see a trailer on the NBC website. The best bit? Katee Sackhoff (aka Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica) plays the villain.

Sarah Conner (from the Terminator films) is also due for a come-back, with her own TV show. There was a trailer, but it seems to have been taken down. You can see some clips on the official website. In another interesting casting decision (OK, only for geeks), the “good” terminator is played by Summer Glau of Serenity fame. Over at Cinematical, the strong women element has got one misogynist commenter up in arms, a sure sign that it’s going to be good?

That was the most incredible piece of shit-tastic garbage I’ve ever seen. That little girl squeaking, “Come with me if you want to live” was laughable.

So, as a 20-something year old man, you want me to watch a show about a pansy-ass boy constantly being scolded and protected by his mommy and little girlfriend, whining about saving the future?

Christ…the emasculation of America continues.

Isn’t it interesting that some people read the presence of physically strong women in a show as threatening?

These programmes seem to be more in the literal shit-kicking mould of Alias and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, than the smart-arse antics of Rory and Veronica. But hopefully their journey across the pond will be as speedy as Ugly Betty.

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