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The end of Dark Angel? 5/3/02 season finale (1 Viewer)

Jeffrey_Scotts

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According to James Cameron, Dark Angel may not be coming back next season. He stated that Fox has yet to tell him and will decide its fate in 2 weeks, about mid-late May. Since he is directing tonights season finale, which is closing some story lines, I wonder if he thinks it most likely won't be picked up.

Honestly, I don't care either way, as I'm not a big fan of the show. Alias is 10X a better show and has some good story arcs and script writing at this time. While Dark Angel I catch at times on Friday if nothing else to do, but it's certainly not a favorite. The show has lacked any real direction or original story or plots since the start. Basically, if you have watched one Dark Angel show you have seen the others. The only thing good is Jessica Alba and she can pick up something else or maybe a movie (though she doesn't seem quite that good an actress).

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Patrick Sun

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I have no idea if Dark Angel will be back next season, but I thought I'd give the James Cameron-directed episode/season finale of Dark Angel a viewing.

It was okay, but OMG, this fascination with the WWF wrestling moves that's invaded action movies and TV shows must end! After seeing the moves in Blade II, and now with Stephanie McMahon guest-starring on this episode, I was aghast at these wrestling fight sequences. UGH!

Otherwise, the episode left me tepid about the show's future.
 

Brad Grenz

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Looks like the name James Cameron can carry a terrible show for exactly two seasons. That's longer than I thought.
 

Daniel Swartz

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I think this show jumped the shark 2 episodes ago when they had Max fighting her clone. Anytime a clone is involved, well... the rest is history... =)
 

Shayne Lebrun

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I stopped watching two episodes into this season, when it turned into a Hercules-style 'monster of the week' series, or at least, seemed to.

But if they pick up next season with the transgenics trying to integrate into society, and turn it into a more social-political-'people' oriented show, still with Max kicking some ass, obviously, then I'm there.
 

Patrick Sun

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Obviously I still get all those female wrestler's names all mixed up, sorry about getting Lita's name incorrect earlier.
 

Jeffrey_Scotts

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Patrick Sun:
I decided to watch tonight's show as well and must agree with the same conclusion you did as to its appeal. It was better than some this season, but the whole mutant-transgenic, monsters are among us is poor at best. Also, I thought some of the issues were coming to an end, like the Logan not being able to touch Max thing. If this was the last show, it certainly didn't wrap things up.
The last thing I want is a social or political issue type of show, which seems how it ended. I want Sci-Fi, forget reality, otherwise I'd be watching the news and not Dark Angel. If they end this story arc, got a lot better writers and canned some of the cheesey dialog then it may have a shot.
At the end, it left me with the same feeling I had before, which is don't really care if it comes back or not. But, at least Alias can take the place on my to watch list. :)
Jeffrey
 

Adam Lenhardt

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I was sorting through my drawer of old CD-Rs tonight and I dug up one with this James Cameron-directed series finale on it. It's everything I remembered — bad dialog and everything — but it remains an insanely watchable show. I only meant to watch the first couple minutes to see if the disc was worth saving, but I ended up watching the entire thing. They should make a TV movie showing what happened next.
 

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