“V” : Tuesdays at 10pm on ABC. (Remake of a 1980s TV miniseries)
They say they come in peace.
But do they really?
Spaceships full of “Visitors,” or “Vs” – aliens who appear to have a normal human form – suddenly appear in major cities accross the world, declaring their intention to share their advanced technology and help the people of Earth.
V leader Anna (Morena Baccarin, Firefly) is beautiful and smoothly diplomatic, but it soon becomes apparent that she is a powerful manipulator who does not like it when things are not going her way.
FBI agent Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell, Lost) is one of the few humans willing to believe that the Vs might not be as good-natured and innocent as they seem.
Problems arise when her son Tyler (Logan Huffman), starts dating a pretty blonde V named Lisa (Laura Vandervoort), who just so happens to be Anna’s daughter.
Erica puts together a small group of resistance fighters, including a priest, a mercenary, a man who’s family was killed by Vs, and a rebel V who has turned against his own kind to fight on the side of the humans.
There are a good deal of Sci-Fi schows that I honestly do enjoy (the outer space adventures of Firefly or the human-alien teen romance Roswell), so do not think I am dismissing this show simply because it is about aliens.
Most of the characters are mediocre and the plot is full of alien genre cliches, so V is not on the top of my TV watch list. However, it is interesting enough to capture my attention if I am really bored, or if I can find nothing else to watch.