Optimism is a wonderful thing, but too much of it begins to look like, well, like this:
Bionic Woman fell victim to sub-standard writing, but remains a show littered with potential, especially in terms of the caliber of actors on board and the premise - which I still believe is awesome.
Bionic-Blog, a BW fansite, responds to a New York Times piece about the carnage that the WGA strike has had on television shows by arguing that the show was let down by bad writing and too much money:
I'm not saying that I want to see less cool special effects - a sci-fi show like BW needs it's share of 'razzmatazz', but I think creators should first focus on getting the foundations right and then build from there...I guess my main question after reading that article, is does having too much money over-complicate things for the networks? Obviously it's all relative and it's different for each show, but it could be argued that both BW and Heroes fell victim to trying to do too much too quickly? Obviously the writing was at fault for this, but perhaps having such huge budgets also contributed to the confusion?
Bionic Woman & the Post-strike Landscape [Bionic Blog.com]