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Bionic Woman 

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A reimagining of the popular 1970s TV series about a female athlete who is given bionic strength.

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Kenneth Johnson
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Michelle Ryan ...  Jaime Sommers 9 episodes, 2007
Miguel Ferrer ...  Jonas Bledsoe 9 episodes, 2007
Molly Price ...  Ruth Treadwell 9 episodes, 2007
Lucy Hale ...  Becca Sommers 8 episodes, 2007
Will Yun Lee ...  Jae Kim 7 episodes, 2007
Kevin Rankin ...  Nathan 7 episodes, 2007
Isaiah Washington ...  Antonio Pope 5 episodes, 2007
Katee Sackhoff ...  Sarah Corvus 5 episodes, 2007
Mark Sheppard ...  Anthony Anthros 3 episodes, 2007
Jordan Bridges ...  Tom Hastings 3 episodes, 2007
Lara Gilchrist ...  Carly 3 episodes, 2007
Chris Bowers ...  Will Anthros 2 episodes, 2007
Thomas Kretschmann ...  The Man 2 episodes, 2007
Aaron Douglas ...  Prison Guard 2 episodes, 2007
Conrad Coates ...  Doctor #1 2 episodes, 2007
Erin Karpluk ...  Robin 2 episodes, 2007
Alicia Thorgrimsson Alicia Thorgrimsson ...  Doctor #2 2 episodes, 2007
Jenn Forgie ...  Nurse 2 episodes, 2007
Heather Doerksen ...  Mother 2 episodes, 2007
Dominic Zamprogna ...  Med-Flight Tech #1 2 episodes, 2007
Jacqueline Samuda ...  Med-Flight Tech #2 2 episodes, 2007
Chris Gauthier ...  Geek #2 2 episodes, 2007
John Mann ...  Drug Dealer 2 episodes, 2007
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A reimagining of the popular 1970s TV series about a female athlete who is given bionic strength.

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The series was discontinued after 8 episodes due to a massive drop in ratings. See more »

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Not Enough "There" There
27 September 2007 | by d-cutterSee all my reviews

I think this "re-make" can be summed up in one observation: the premier episode was just an hour. Therefore, it was just another episode. Problem is, you can't lay the foundation for what is obviously supposed to be a blockbuster series in just one hour. Much less a re-make that is marketed to draw in everybody over the age of 40 who watched the original "Bionic Woman" and "The Six Million Dollar Man."

As a member of that demographic, I was left very much wanting. The premier was basically a "wham, bam, thank you, m'am" undertaking. It was like the producers were going down a checklist:

Introduce Jamie Sommers - check. Have her dating Rudy Wells - HUH?!? Show her catastrophic accident - check. Give her her bionics - check. Show her shocked reaction - check. Show her anger at what happened to her - check. Make her an OSI agent - check. Run closing credits - check.

Heck, they probably had ten minutes left over when they finished the list, which would explain the obligatory (for this day & age) bedroom scene. And that's indicative of how much the new writers care about the original show.

If they want to attract and hold those of us who were fans of the original as kids, why not acknowledge that history? Give this Bionic Woman a different name, have her learn that bionics have been around for over thirty years, and that Steve Austin and Jamie Sommers were the patriarch and matriarch of the cyborg community. Make it "Bionic Woman: The Next Generation". That would dovetail a lot better with Katie Sackhoff's character of "Bionic Woman Gone Bad".

Be bold. Be creative. Give hardcore BW fans something to sink their teeth into.

But no. All we have is, as another commenter coined, a "cookie-cutter" hybrid of other "super woman" genres of recent vintage. Basically, "BWINO" - Bionic Woman In Name Only.

I'll probably give it a chance for a while - if I remember it's on.


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2007 (USA) See more »

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