It had been a few years since I’d sat down and watched this and I thought that the years between viewing may have tainted this for me. In that what had been something I loved in so many years ago may not be as I remembered that maybe I had grown out of what it once meant to me. But this series is one that very much lived up to what I loved about it when it originally air.
Not only do we get we does it deal with the creation of genetically enhanced human, splicing of one species with another, but it also deals with social issues, from how one class treats another, to race, to gender and more.
Not only does it deal with Max’s (Jessica Alba) problems of having to deal with the predicament of being genetically enhanced and having to hide from Manticore. We’re offered to opportunity to think about how we treat one another and how the world works, which is another reason I enjoyed this series as much as I did.
Another great part of this series is that it has plenty of characters, even if we do focus on Max and Logan (Michael Weatherly) more than the larger group of people who part of Max’s life of friends and colleges… and those of her former life. This is another fine example of James Cameron giving us a strong female lead, something which I have liked about his work.
Due to the short run of this series, we are left with an ending which gives us some kind of tying up loose ends while raising new questions, questions which the makers raised in presuming that their audience was a intelligent one… and could come up with what would happen next, the ramifications of the moment which leaves us to come up with where all the characters would go from the last moment of that episode. This series was not one that ever talked down to the audience, presuming that we could come to our own thought and theories. Also letting us choose which side we fell on any given subject which it dealt with.
The only off-putting part of this series for me; was some of the music which is of the time in which it was made. But, this is a minor dislike of the series.
Sadly we only managed to get two seasons of this show; I would have liked to have seen where it would have gone next. But then again, we may have been lucky enough to not have seen it hang around and witness go downhill like some series which ran for longer than they should. But, as already said, it leaves us to come up with our own ideas where the character would find themselves.