Defiance may be turning into the great scifi series we were promised

Welcome to the episode “The Serpent’s Egg,” or, as I prefer to call it, “The Bad-Mistake Express and the World’s Worst Deputy.” But while my alternate title might be snarky, I have nothing but praise for another strong episode, one that indicates that Defiance may actually live up to Syfy’s — and our — great… » 5/14/13 12:00pm 5/14/13 12:00pm

Defiance just got one hell of a lot better

So when I told the Defiance showrunners to focus on characters instead of CG in last week’s recap? Clearly, they listened. And then went back in time and wrote and filmed “ A Well-Respected Man,” which was one hell of a good episode where every character featured got a moment to really, truly develop. You’re welcome,… » 5/07/13 8:00am 5/07/13 8:00am

When Defiance isn't copying other scifi series, it's enjoyably insane

Well. “The Devil in the Dark” summed up Defiance pretty well there, didn’t it? We have about 50% straight-up copying of basic tropes and specific scifi series, about 40% of nonsense bordering on stupidity, and then 10% of inspired weirdness that may be brilliant, but it’s so mired in everything else it’s tough to tell. » 4/30/13 7:00am 4/30/13 7:00am