Defiance: Season 1, Episode 8

Goodbye Blue Sky (3 Jun. 2013)

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Defiance is bombarded with razor rain, metal object falling from the sky as their orbit around the Earth deteriorates. Irisa has a vision and heads off to the badlands when she sees that ... See full summary »

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Defiance is bombarded with razor rain, metal object falling from the sky as their orbit around the Earth deteriorates. Irisa has a vision and heads off to the badlands when she sees that Sukar is in danger. They arrive seemingly too late to save him but his funeral ceremony is something of a surprise. A resurrected Sukar is on a mission and takes Irisa with him. If he succeeds, it may be the end of the town. Christie McCawley meanwhile is worried about the Castithan bathing ritual for newlyweds where the entire family bathes together. Alak's mother Stahma calls on Kenya to arrange counseling for her son on women's sexuality. Nicky drops in on the McCawleys on the pretext of needing shelter from the bad weather. Written by garykmcd

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Defies Being Good
3 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After eight episodes this show is becoming increasingly worse with each weekly passing. The writing is just pitiful and reminiscent of the terrible writing that prevails throughout science fiction shows of late. The fact that Irisa threatens the entire town every single episode is ridiculous. She threatens her adoptive father every episode, she holds a knife to someone's throat regularly and she continues to put everyone's life in danger. That alone makes the show stupid and unbearable--but that is only one bad aspect.

The prostitute character is an absolute waste of television time. This was obviously done because there was a bit of a following with Firefly and the "companion" Inara. But there is no charisma or use for the Kenya character and she just bogs down the show. Not only does she bog down the show, but the character of Stahma Tarr is unbearable to watch and her dialog drags on and on with no supporting role to the series or the storyline of the show.

The idiotic reality show (which prevails everything now) of the inter-species relationship is beyond bad. The Tarr family vs the McCawley family has past it's interesting prospects about 20 years ago. This Hatfields vs McCoy in just about every single science fiction show with aliens is old and worthless anymore.

The topper is that Joshua Nolan is modeled after Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly) and the charisma and personality are not on par with the screen writing from Firefly. Nolan is not a likable or interesting character and another waste of television space.

I had high hopes for this show because O'Bannon did such a fine job with Farscape, but this is not Farscape and all the possibilities that could have gone on with this show have not happened and the show just drags on and on and on and on.

The show is just as bad as the video game -- which also drags on and on and on with no apparent end in sight.


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