Abstract: "Dark Angel" has gone to TV heaven. Despite indications earlier this week that the Jessica Alba starrer would be returning for a third season, Fox has decided to pull the plug on the sci-fi actioner.
Well, actually, it didn't. But the Big James Cameron Episode wasn't bad, and I saw they'd added DS9 honcho Ira Stephen Behr to the writing staff, so I was kind of hoping it would return for a third season, to see what they could do with the new setup.
We'll know for sure when Fox announces their schedule today; word has it that they might give DA a pickup with "Firefly" pushed to midseason.
Wow, two of my staple shows, Dark Angel and Philly are gone. Hey network exec's, those 2 viewing hours can be bought for the right price. Let me know
Geez, I would have thought Cameron would have had more clout than that.
Well, I'm not one to say "I told you so", but...
I called it two weeks ago here on a topic I started about Dark Angel.
It has OFFICALLY been cancelled, it was on Fox news this morning. KTTV reported this and also the struggle with the show 3 weeks ago. Today, they said Cameron was "not pleased" about Fox doing this. But come on, the show would've been pulled the first year if not for his name and Jessica Alba starring. I gave up on it, there was certainly no vision or script writing. Like I said in the other thread, if you saw one Dark Angel you saw them all. The ratings were there because of Alba period. As far as Cameron, it was name only in my opinion. His work, if any was barely noticable at all.
I did watch the now final show that Cameron directed and it showed no signs of life either. What I think put the final nail in was Alias this year. It has a lot better writing compared and just as sexy of female star. On the other hand, you could put Jessica Alba on reading a newspaper and get the same ratings Dark Angel had. I predict she will return on another show, but I'm not totally sold on her "acting" ability. She seems limited on what she can do, but I'm willing to give it a try just like Dark Angel. If it doesn't pan out, there's always that newspaper thing.
I think Jeffrey nailed it. I saw bits of the first season, and couldn't take it. Jessica Alba didn't seem to have any acting ability. I've seen a few episodes this season, and they were more interesting, and Alba was a bit better. But still not compelling to me (and I even watched almost all seasons of Voyager )
But my sister and brother-in-law will be disappointed; they were fans.
I agree with Jeffrey. I started out watching this show because of Cameron's name and the theme, which seemed interesting. I gave up at around episode 7 or 8, because every episode was practically the same, and it just wasn't very interesting. I watched occasionally after that, but when it moved to Friday I stopped watching altogether.
I taped the Cameron-directed final episode but I haven't watched it yet. I watched the first 10 minutes or so of it, and it didn't look at all like the DA that I watched when it started out. Some underground group of mutants and people hating them (X-Men, hello ), not too original, but maybe it works.
Dark Angel's writers went way too far when they had obvious "monster" mutants showing up. Some of the new X series kids were odd too, and way over the top.
Much more interesting was the agenda of the selective breeders, out to kill off all the world but themselves... of course that went crazy too when they added telekinetics. But in any case, this plot was the only one that interested me.
As I said in another thread, I blame FOX for this show's demise, as Micke eluded to, they never should have moved it to Friday night's. This show was primarily aimed at the teen demographic, their are no teenagers home on Friday night's!
The show was decent the first season, but it started leaving me when it started introducing too many charactors and plots, it was all too much to keep up with.
Of course 'Buffy' can add as many charactors and plots as they want to, and i'll watch til the cow's come home.