27 December 2013 | ben-798-604758
Off to a Really Good Start
After Revolution was a complete disaster, i was cautious watching another J.J. Abrams branded show. But this one was good right from the beginning. The chemistry between Dorian and John Kennex is great. Its fun to see a robot with a better sense of humor than his human partner, and Dorian is a really lovable character. I'm sensing there's going to be some grand conspiracy revealing itself with Insyndicate and the synthetics, but we'll have to see. So far there has been some cool science, a lot of playful banter from Dorian as he annoys John, and a ridiculously hot female cop who i can't wait to see John hook up with.
The VFX are pretty great and impressive for a episodic TV show. They've definitely got a cyberpunk-ish feel thats almost a mix between i-robot, minority report and continuum. Despite the show featuring future sciences, its nothing implausible and they use a lot of hypothetical sciences scientists are just beginning to test the potential of today; like graphene or IR camera disruption. The show is about future technologies spreading way too fast for law enforcement to keep up with, and they paint that note really well.
I want to see a bit more about where society is outside of the station and the way gang warfare has changed over the decades. Getting a steady recurring antagonist the audience can become familiar with could definitely take this show to the next level. So far i'm really liking this show and i'm glad to see more.