Site Columns By Caillan
August 19, 2001 - 1:18 PM

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I really, really, really hate Dark Angel. After being subjected to three agonising episodes, I have to resist every urge not to throw rotten tomatoes at the television every time Jessica Alba opens her mouth.

Maybe it just isn't the series for me. I can't stand the way the music glorifies every single Max "butt-kicking" scene, even pausing so that she can get one of her corny quips in. John Savage is sorely wasted in his role, turning up for about five seconds every episode to walk around with a disgruntled expression on his face.

Not to mention the fact that most of the cast are little more than hangers-on who don't seem to play much of an integral part in the series at all, let alone have any discernable character traits. What's even more depressing is that these episodes were written by former TNG & DS9 scribe René Echevarria and David Zabel, who co-wrote Voyager's excellent 'Pathfinder.'

On the other hand, I have just started watching Stargate SG-1 - now this is a cool series. Not only are the majority of the actors blessed with the ability to act, but the characters and stories are actually interesting. Any series based on a premise where the team goes and visits various historical situations from Earth's past gets a big tick in my book. Mongols one week, Minoans the next, Egyptians the week after - the fun just never stops. These people are living my fantasy!

So, at the moment, it's Stargate: 1, Dark Angel: 0. And did I mention that I really dislike Jessica Alba?

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