Witchblade (2001–2002)
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Det. Sara Pezzini is slowly learning more about the witch blade. She also finds herself before a hostile review board as they try to piece together what happened at the Rialto Theater. She ... See full summary »



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Det. Sara Pezzini is slowly learning more about the witch blade. She also finds herself before a hostile review board as they try to piece together what happened at the Rialto Theater. She is saddened to learn that her mentor, Captain Joe Siri, is retiring and he leaves her something from her father. When Sarah and her new partner Jake McCartey answer a call to a shooting scene, they learn of a now defunct secret military program to create assassins known as the Black Dragons. One of the remaining Dragons, Hector Mobius, seems to be on the rampage and whom is planing to target the shady Kenneth Irons and his shadowy right-hand man Ian Nottington whom continues to give Sara dubious advice on how to access the Witchblade, while Sara's deceased former partner, Danny Woo, continue to appear occasionally before her as a ghost to offer more advice. Written by garykmcd

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Fantasy | Action






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12 June 2001 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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[Ian appears, knocks Sarah down, shoots at a gunman and runs off]
Sara Pezzini: Confusion tolerance, my ass!
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Not that bad but it has a lot of problems
11 September 2013 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

I have finally seen the first episode of Witchblade since the Pilot, of which I declared I would see in my review for that written about 2 years ago. I did watch the pilot since then and enjoyed it but I didn't really like this episode.

The plot has been recycled over and over. It is basically your standard "soldier experimentation" plot. I have no problem with this but it also brings nothing new to the table. Along with this is the subplot of Sara's boss retiring, but the military experiments is what we get.

The explanation of the experiments though is a big problem, they increase the reptilian brain to make the subjects smart, paranoid and aggressive at the same time - Fine, it's a comic book show to ask for suspension of disbelief in this is like asking for being insulted in the Animated Titanic movies. But in the opening scene you have 2 of the people chasing each other and jumping off a building, landing on their feet and continue to run as if nothing happened. Where's the explanation for that? I don't mind seeing stuff like that in something adapted from a comic book but please explain that.

Onto what I did like, while the story is not too good the show does seem like it's turning into a character-driven show. Sara is likable and the mystery of Ian Nottingham seems like a good enough reason to continue watching (despite them partially explaining it in this episode), The others while a little bit bland do offer something to the table.

So this isn't really that good. Which is a shame because the pilot really did make the rest of the show look promising. I will watch the rest of the show because it does have potential and I want to see if this improves at any point.

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