Saturday, April 14, 2007
Painkiller Jane TV Show
Did anyone watch the pilot of the Painkiller Jane show on SciFi? What did you think?
I liked the comic book, and I think the premise of the show is good. This could really be a decent series. However, I wasn't 100% into the pilot last night. I felt that it got off to a slow start, but did finally pick up at the end. And I wasn't entirely happy with the acting. Kristianna Loken is not only the co-executive producer of the show, she also plays the star, Jane Vasko. Maybe she should focus on just one of them. I just felt like Jane was pretty one-dimensional and should have been different - darker or grittier or tougher - something. She just didn't pull of the Jane I thought of when reading the comics. It wasn't horrible, mind you, but I think if she were more gritty and tough I'd have enjoyed it better. The show is dark and gritty, and I think Jane should reflect that, but she came across as too soft to me.
I'll probably watch another episode or two, and see if she toughens up at all and if I like the show better as it develops or if it becomes boring. If you missed the pilot check the station's schedule. I'm sure they'll be showing it again a couple of times before the next episode next week.