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Jason Katims is now the man in charge of the writers’ room at “Bionic Woman,” according to a knowledgeable source deep inside NBC Universal. “As of right now, the show is being entirely run by Katims,” the insider tells Ain’t It Cool. “Make of that what you will.” Big-deal writer-producers Glen Morgan, Laeta Kalogridis and Jason Smilovic are all apparently no longer actively involved with the show creatively. Katims, who created the TV version of the sci-fi drama “Roswell,” is also currently showrunner of NBC’s “Friday Night Lights,” now in its second season. A Sept. 10 TV Guide story revealed that Katims had joined “Bionic” as a “consultant.” David Eick, the producer who has long shepherded the new “Bionic,” is currently busy producing also the fourth season of SciFi’s “Battlestar Galactica” and the Lifetime miniseries “The Gathering,” which premieres Saturday. He maintains a supervisory role on “Bionic.” Kalogridis (“Alexander,” “Battle Angel”), who wrote the original pilot script for the “Bionic” remake, has not been actively involved creatively with the series since the pilot, according to the insider, who also noted Kalogridis’ pilot was rewritten by an uncredited Jason Smilovic (“Karen Sisco,” “Kidnapped”). NBC announced Sept. 6 that Morgan (“The X-Files,” “Willard,” the “Final Destination” series) had left “Bionic.” Insiders cited “creative differences.” Smilovic apparently left “Bionic” last month, around the time Katims came aboard. “Originally, Smilovic was supposed to showrun Bionic for a 12-week period, to help it get off the ground, with the possibility that he'd stay on longer if the show was doing well,” said the insider. “However, when people started getting fired and Jason Katims was brought on, Smilovic left after the 12-week period ended.” Katims’ name did not appear in the credits of the first two “Bionic” episodes NBC aired, and it’s unclear with which episode Katims began steering the show’s scripting. The day of the Sept. 26 “Bionic” premiere two weeks ago, Katee Sackhoff told KUFO radio hosts “Cort and Fatboy” that she was currently shooting her fifth episode of “Bionic.” The third episode of “Bionic Woman” airs Wednesday 9 p.m. on NBC.





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  • Oct. 10, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST

    This show is...

    by Atomik Steve

    Not too bad. I enjoy watching it on Tivo. The lead actress isn't as bad as some people have said. Katee is definitely superior though.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Second

    by tme2nsb

    yo

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Watched the last episode

    by tme2nsb

    I am really trying to give this show a try, but it's utter crap every week.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Too many cooks = suckage.

    by Ayii

    The only good thing about this show is Katee Sackhoff and she should have been cast as the lead (and waited until Battlestar was done, taking the extra time to make the scripts better). The show just reeks of being rushed, which is too bad, as there isn't a lot of good sci-fi on TV.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Who’s Running BIONIC WOMAN??

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...don't care... this type of rudderlessness will doom this show. When will the networks ever learn?

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Let's start a pool going - who many more weeks till canned?

    by aceattorney

    I give it 2 more weeks.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Katee Sackhoff

    by Mr. Profit

    Is the only one who seems to be taking the show seriously. She is the best thing about the show. And no I am not a Battlestar fan boy. I have never even seen one episode of the show. (I know I heard I am missing out big time). <p>Anyway for the show to work you need a charismatic lead. And Michelle Ryan is not charismatic. She also doesn't deliver her lines with any sort of spark. They are always flat.</P><P>And am I the only one who notices how one moment she is semi cute, then the next she looks big as a house? She has beautiful eyes and a nice rack, but she looks like she has a double chin sometimes. She should get on a bionic treadmill because sometimes she looks really out of shape.</P><P>When women like Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel are proudly walking around being the postergirls for athletic and healthy women, if you cast a woman who is supposed to be The Bionic Woman, she should be in top shape.</P><P>Remember that show where that dude had John Goodman's brain? I forget the name of the show, but at any event, the guy who was supposed to be the bionic body was in crazy shape.</P>

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Talkback takes so long to refresh....

    by Kennef

    that another 3 Showrunners were fired on "Bionic Woman" since i typed this!

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST

    that's a shame...

    by Datascream

    the show has a lot of potential. In all honesty I'm really enjoying it, and I can't wait to see more. But I always ask "why not just get rid of her other arm that way she can have 2 bionic arms?" my roommate said the same thing.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST

    When are they going to do the inevitable....

    by Mr. Profit

    And hire David Fury and Manny Cotto? Cause you know that shit is bound to happen when Katims goes back to "Friday Night Lights".

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Datascream

    by Mr. Profit

    What they should do is give Jamie Sommers a new Bionic Face... That way you can remove the bandages and reveal an actress who can actually act and stand toe to toe with Katee Sackhoff. I hope the show gets better, I'll give it one more week.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Seems like a lot of drama...

    by tehgreekhammer

    On the set of Bionic Woman. Maybe they should save some of it for their mommas.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Run it into the ground and cancel it

    by AlwaysThere

    The show was over before it started.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Hated Roswell...

    by wowsah156

    If Katims tries any of that Roswell shit on Bionic he is going to get a slapping. Roswell was one big advert for hair styling products. If he even tries that shit on Bionic he is out on his ass.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Sackhoff is not the messiah. OK?!

    by wowsah156

    For all the bitches out there dissing Ryan, need to back off.Sackhoff in bionic has been 2 dimensional. But that is the script she has been given to work with. secondly the show and Ryan need to be given time to develop. All this bitching smacks of bitchy-whiny Hollyweird syndrome. Just phuck off and watch re-runs of Buffy or The OC if you dont like it.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    At least Joe Torre got a chance.

    by C.K. Lamoo

    Yowzah!

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 4:08 p.m. CST

    I never said she was...

    by Mr. Profit

    Like I said previously, I am unfamiliar with Sackhoff's previous work. So I don't think she is the second coming of Jesus just because I am a Battlestar fanatic. But on this show she is good. And if she is 2 dimensional, what do you consider Ryan? I see some hope with Isaiah Washington joining the team. He's a talented actor. <P>In the end people can continue to make excuses for the show. But by the 3rd episode we should all be hooked, not talking about how it STILL needs work. I won't deny that it has tons of promise. But all this backstage drama coupled with the fact that Ryan is not ready to carry her own show spells doom down the line. NBC won't outright cancel it because they invested too much. But it better shape up soon.</P>

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 4:10 p.m. CST

    My Pool Entry.

    by CatVutt

    I'm saying November 1st will be the announcement that it's being pulled to 'retool'. It won't air during November sweeps.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Yeah, it kind of shows.

    by modlight

    I was kind of excited for it, my lady was real excited for it, and we're both pretty dissapointed by it. I'll keep giving it a chance, but they need to give it a direction stat.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST

    It's not bad

    by Forget_Byron

    It could be better, but it's not bad. I really thought they were setting the boyfriend up to be a bad guy with all the cryptic dialogue and the effort put into establishing his "secret agent" interest in Jaime, but then he up and dies and she barely sheds one tear. She also seems to be a little TOO excited (and I don't mean in the "I'm going to kick your ass kind of way, either) about fighting Sarah, you know, the woman who just shot her boyfriend in the shoulder. And since when does a person die from a shoulder wound? Reading all the behind-the-scenes stuff makes me think the show won't be around for more than 1 season, and that's too bad...

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Bionic Woman will suck more without Glen Morgan

    by boast

    mark my words.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Datascream...

    by MisterE

    Datascream, a problem with having two bionic legs and two bionic arms is that you are 100% fscked if someone manages to shut down your hardware. At least with one human arm, Jamie is only 75% fscked. And a message to all of you Michelle Ryan haters: FUCK YOU.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    The show with John Goodman's brain

    by zer0cool2k2

    was "Once and Again", starring Eric close, and it was greatness. Still mad as hell it's not available on DVD

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Eick Is Yeech

    by DangerMan

    Eick strikes me as an egomaniac intent on proving that "Battlestar Galactica" was all about him, but the truth is it was Ron Moore's parade. He's a glory hog who should have kept Glen Morgan close to him and clearly doesn't know how to run a show. "Bionic" is a costly disaster and will relegate Eick to being just another cable guy.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 4:41 p.m. CST

    If the bionic women become lesibans

    by tme2nsb

    Do you think Isaiah Washington will stick around?

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Zer0cool2k2, the show was "Now and Again."

    by Lenny Nero

    "Once and Again" was the Sela Ward/Billy Campbell show about divorce. Both came out the same year, "Now and Again" died.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST

    This show stinks.

    by Duke of Hurl

    It's as lifeless as a frozen turd.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    FutureMax will save this show

    by snowpuff

    FutureMax just appeared in Jason Katims' office and said Bionic Woman feebly limps to the end of its existence in the summer of 2008, as NBC unloads the last four episodes of the one season it ordered. But FutureMax has in hand all the talkbacks from AICN and has a plan how to save the show from a lackluster demise.<br> <br> "First, you have to get rid of Jaime Sommers," he says.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Future Max's plan

    by snowpuff

    "Then," he says. "You have introduce this very twisted, almost sociopathic government official."<br> <br> "His name: Oscar Goldman. He works for an organization called OSI..."

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Still waiting

    by wintocha67

    For the real Bionic Woman staring Sarah Michele Gellar.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Would it have killed them

    by Grendel745

    to have Miguel Ferrer's character be named Oscar? Or the secret agency called the OSI? I mean if you're keeping the name Jamie Summers and the same bionic enhancements then why not go the extra few inches. I mean we're not going to dislike the show because of Oscar and the OSI. We're going to dislike it because its dull, witless and the lead has zero charisma. Though to fair, the sister is even worse.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Datascream...

    by the crucible

    You mustn't have gotten the exchange on the rooftop in the first episode... the bad bionic woman was replacing her parts and felt less human, felt like she wasn't in control (or someone was controlling her)... the good bionic woman wants to be More human - so why would she go around replacing her limbs?<p>The part that annoyed me more was in the second episode when they were giving her a work out, and she was doing one armed pull-ups - wouldn't they want to work out her non-bionic arm more, so she had strength there as well?<p>I liked Now and Again, and Jake 2.0, and all in all this is feeling too familiar this time around - they really need to do something big to take this out of "run of the mill" country, stat.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Sad to say, but this show is incredibly boring and silly

    by oceanic86

    Something about it just blows. If it doesn't pick up tonight, I'm finished with it.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    OSI

    by snowpuff

    I know, what was the thinking behind that in the writers' room?<br> <br> "Let's not have it be called OSI."<br> <br> "Yeah, how about this? It'll be some generic quasi-governmental private agency."<br> <br> "Awesome idea!"<br> <br> "And instead of Oscar Goldman, we'll call the guy... Jonas Bledsoe!"<br> <br> "Fuck yeah! Hey, why did Glen Morgan just run out of the room screaming?"<br> <br> "Who cares. Let's give the Bionic Woman a cute little sister."<br> <br> "Damn, this is awesome writing."

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Oscar Goldman...

    by MisterE

    Speculation pulled from @$$: I wonder if the rights for the character "Oscar Goldman" are being packaged with "Steve Austin" for a "Six Million Dollar Man" re-imagining? Maybe that's why the character wasn't used in the new "Bionic Woman" series.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Miguel Ferrer

    by God of Gamblers

    I didn't realize Miguel Ferrer was even in this until I saw the premiere. That guy is so badass. Why don't they put him on "Galactica" instead... and then have Red from "That 70's Show" shoot him in the kneecaps and blow him up with a grenade. Or was that already done...?

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST

    So, you're saying no Bionic Bigfoot?

    by snowpuff

    That's a pretty good point. Could be. I believe the rights to the Six Million Dollar Man are in some kind of legal limbo.<br> <br> Still, it's hard to figure out how they then got the right to do the Bionic Woman, but without the rest of the canon...

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Michelle Ryan is fine for the way the role is written.

    by McGsStepson

    First of all, she's a bartender not a superspy (like Garner in Alias) or a veteran Bionic Woman (Sackhoff) so her body is indicative of that. If the show survives she will surely get in better shape - if only because of the necessary workouts that come along with playing that type of role. And the character is just coming out of her shell physically and mentally. Finally, the show itself is not LOST or BATTLESTAR GALACTICA - OK I GET THAT. This is much more of a straight-ahead action drama (most people might even call it junk) that has more in common with shows like AUTOMAN or MANIMAL so enjoy it for that or stop watching.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Network Execs are Moronic Douchebags

    by Itchy

    It's almost impossible to fuck up a show like this: Stylish, potentially interesting plots, hot actresses .... yet somehow they are fucking it up. It's amazing. I could turn this show around in 2 episodes. Bring me in to write a two episode arc where Sarah Corvus, to get back at the agency and Jamie Sommers (who she feels stole her role), seduces Jamie's rebellious and unruly little sister. Jamie walks in on Sarah using her bionic tongue on lil sis, and they engage in a hellacious bionic fight in the nude. As the two of them battle to a draw, lil sis convinces them that they shouldn't be fighting - they should be sharing. The ladies then engage in a massive bionic lesbo orgy. OUILA. Highest ratings in network history.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 6:37 p.m. CST

    No Oscar Goldman because he's too unbelievable

    by Anakin Whoopass

    Oscar Goldman is a totally competent, moral, efficient, and highly effective official in a government that employs the world's best scientific minds to advance the frontiers of knowledge and protect the weak and innocent. Who would buy that? Along the same lines, the heroine is now a bartender instead of a schoolteacher because we all more look forward to getting wasted than learning anything.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Jekyll Part Two

    by RumpleWho

    Katherine is in a car accident and Tom gives her a transfusion of his own blood, resulting in a Hyde-Katherine. Sexy.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Creative Differences

    by etheberge

    Morgan wanted the show to "not suck". NBC disagreed.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Bionic Copyrights

    by JamieCOTC95

    Yeah, the rights to the 70s form of bionics, Steve Austin, Oscar, etc are in limbo because Dimension films bought the rights to the show when Universal let it lapse. Dimension wanted "6 million $ man" as a send up for Jim Carrey. Here's a link to all the poop and why we don't have Bionic DVDs. http://tinyurl.com/2qns3f Unfortunately lawyers are more powerful than any super hero devised.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Oscar and Steve

    by Aloysius

    MisterE you are close to the truth. The rights to Martin Caidin's "Cyborg" (on which the SMDM pilot was based) is held by Dimension I believe, and for whatever reason they won't deal so SMDM is in a limbo. Kenneth Johnson's website has an enigmatic mention (http://tinyurl.com/2acdeu). Oscar didn't appear until "Wine Women and War", the second of the 3 TV movies that preceded Steve Austin getting a weekly series. Not sure if Darren McGavin's "Oliver Spencer" is in Caidin's novel, or if Oscar is in the sequel novel (also by Caidin) that WW&W is based on. Long and short: any elements from early in the bionic lineage, including Steve, are going to be absent pending resolution of the literary rights. Ditto DVD's of both SMDM and BW (1970s vers). UK and region-free fans are in luck; for me I can't bear the PAL pitch shift, sounds like Steve got a replacement part that wasn't better or stronger, just faster. YMMV.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Dept. of Agriculture

    by Aloysius

    Well to make up for jinxing with JamieCOTC95 my thoughts on the new show. The new Bionic has a problem with cool - and it's not what you think. The writers/producers are trying too hard to make this thing hip and witty; when you succed with that it's great but when it duds it's painful. I felt last week was a big boost from the pilot, which felt really unfocused. Sadly, with the changes is staffing I don't feel I can make up my mind about the direction of the show until we hit the shows that represent the final (for now, heh) mix. While I think Bledsoe's people could be a great source of intrigue given that it's a private group that operates without government oversight, I fear that Morgan's departure indicates a lack of intestinal fortitude for that path higher up the food chain. #1 reason why Galactica can rock: SciFi keeps it's meat hooks OFF. They know they don't know Kung-fu. NBC has a longer path to enlightenment. It may be Eich himself, I shouldn't point fingers. I liked last week and am looking forward to tonight, but I fear this show's weak pilot is not the outlier. Merits: good action moments, as in the car crash, Jamie tossing her BF across the room, and the Katie fight (pilot). Strong ideas: the "demo", sticking with the cover (Dept of Agriculture) That Jamie was being cased prior to the accident, that she's weak in a fight unless she brings in the bionic hook, that the organization manipulates her without compunction (check out Oscar's first couple of outings in SMDM for an eye-opener on his "morality"). Ep2's musical interludes actually worked, vs the ham-handed execution in the pilot. Love how the "bionic sounds" are sublimated into the score. Michelle Ryan is emergent, patience will pay off. Agree she should have worked out her natural arm but.. did they do a shoulder replacement? If not, that shoulder is THE weak link and must become buff yesterday if she's to get any mileage out of the arm.. if we take any of this seriously, lol! Of course, Miguel Ferrer could dust off an old script and say: "I thought we agreed on full limb prosthesis?!! Lose the arm!". Just got my BluRay copy today, double cyborg feature Wednesday is here! I work for Dick Jones!!!

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Kalogridis, Katims, Smilovic and Eick -- what is this, the Ukrai

    by JimHatchersMom

    It's like reading a foreign newspaper, upside down.

  • And were the hell are the fembots?

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Gordon Ramsay will fuck her up again tonight!

    by Uncle Stan

    His show is way cooler.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Drain Acquired...Commence Circling

    by skoobyx

    Couldn't even come up with a watchable second episode.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Bionica Lewinsky

    by Christopher3

    Anyone else notice a resemblance?

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 8:14 p.m. CST

    They need to get rid of the sister character!

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Who is the moron who came up with that plot idea!??? It has no place in the show, and (as we have seen so far) it has no chance of working.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 8:26 p.m. CST

    this episode sucks so far

    by Charlie Murphy

    even though it's written by eick. it's making no fucking sense, sarah tells jaimie to come alone to the sulfur plant not fifteen seconds after pointing out the camera in jaimie's eye. wtf? and that dude from the beginning? what was up with that? if he gets away there will be mass casulaties, but he decided to stop for some fucking lunch? and jaimie assaults him and leaves him unconscious in his car... wouldn't someone see any of this? it's little shit like this, that in a better show i would let slide, but it bugs the hell out of me because the show is so poorly crafted. also, it kinda feels like random scenes have been edited together to make up that first act. ...sigh...

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Katee Sackoff for TULIP in Preacher

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Please?

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Bionic Face?

    by Ironmuskrat

    Wow, Jaimie sure can take a shot to the face now, I guess all that training payed off.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Episode 3 the best one so far.....

    by Yeti

    In my not so humble opinion.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Bionic Yawn

    by Wrath4771

    Katee is the one bright spot on the show. What would have been rad is get Lindsay Wagner to be the Oscar type character.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 9:25 p.m. CST

    I'll watch ep 3

    by punto

    only because they seem to have spent most of episode 2 backpedalling over the whole pilot. at this point I don't what stuck and what didn't

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 9:35 p.m. CST

    good news

    by ironic_name

    laticia kalagodis wrote birds of prey. bop was crap.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Was Tom Sizemore...

    by Series7

    Suppose to play the part of Anthony Anthros and his prison sentence got in the way? Or did Mark Sheppard graduate from the Tom Sizemore school of acting, just like Miguel Ferrer has a masters in Micheal Ironside Studies. While Isaiah Washington went to the Community College version of Denzel university (We all know Chiwetel Ejiofor will soon be graduating Summa Cum Lata from the main Campus). While Michelle Ryan took a summer course (with Damian Lewis and Kevin McKidd) in how to act American but still love thy Queen, taught by Hugh Laurie. Seriously this show needs a god damn new opening credits, I think what ever bitching you people are bitching about and I am not reading so I can selfishly post my own TB needs to be directed more toward the opening credits?? HOW BAD ARE THEY PEOPLE? Horrible, like if I had just seen those credits I would have been like ehhhhh I really do not want to watch the Sci Fi movie of the week. Also you KNOW! YOU KNOW! Miguel Ferrer is like "God damnit! DO YOU THINK ROBOCOP GAVE ME LIP? Dead or alive, you're coming with me. Chuck could kick Bionic's ass any day of the week, shit even the dumb doctors are right now anyway. Well heres to next weeks cancellation of Journeyman! that show blows. I give Bionic at least a season.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 10:03 p.m. CST

    NBC. You have Jane Espenson under contract. Whataya doin'?

    by glodene

    She'd be perfect to run this show. With her experience and writing skills, she'd be able to add a little wit that this show is sorely missing. They also need to add her as a consultant on Heroes to beef up the writing.

  • Oct. 10, 2007, 10:51 p.m. CST

    So Jaime

    by Series7

    Suffers from Doug Funny disease. Oh wow real original Michelle Ryan: purple shirt, brown leather jacket, low hip hugging blue jeans? Oh boy, does it feel good to undo my butt flap. Also I did not know that the bad guy from Die Hard 4.0 (I feel SOO European) was the old bionic women? Can't wait to see him/her in hitman/women.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, midnight CST

    Bionic

    by Cobbio

    I watched the first and second episodes of "Bionic Woman" and boy am I... underwhelmed. Seriously, I know it's gotten good ratings, but that's it? Ryan, while cute and amply bosomed, doesn't pull off the part as well it could be pulled off. Sackhoff is the reason to watch this show. And that's mostly due to the writing. Ryan is a quality actress who puts everything she has into the role, but she's just not as compelling as, say, Sydney Bristow. The show's writing is the reason for this, not Ryan's ability, in my opinion.<p> But if "Bionic Woman" keeps getting high ratings like the first two weeks, my opinion won't fucking matter anyway.<p> Yay!

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Bionic Woman?

    by mephista1013

    More like Bionic Robot. Who cares what Michelle Ryan's body looks like, the problem is that every emotion she tries to show looks exactly the same and I'm not buying any of it. She just can't carry a show.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 12:24 a.m. CST

    It ain't no Alias

    by aboriginal

    Even added a "Dixon" character, tragically killed her boyfriend and Katie plays the role of the best friend turned psycho killer just in reverse. Poor ass immatation. Saaaaaaaaaad, and laaaaaaaaaaame.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST

    you people are friggin stupid if you think Michelle Ryan isn't h

    by lynxpro

    She's doing a decent job and the show is entertaining. The show is going through growing pains. I have big expectations for season 2.

  • It had to be said because at least Michelle Ryan doesn't have a man's jaw line. Plus, she has curves. Ditto to the suggestion of bringing in Manny Coto to helm the writing.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 1:21 a.m. CST

    It makes you wonder

    by veritasses

    what they were thinking this show should be about when they were tossing out ideas.... I'm glad there's a new guy running the ship. I know things might change radically now but here's my two cents for what they've aired so far. First, and most importantly, they need to make a show that's going to be worth our while. And that means less of this Gilmore Girls, sister relationship stuff. There was way too much screen time devoted to the sister bonding. That's what the Lifetime channel is for. Showing Sommers' human, grounded, personal side shouldn't require nearly as much effort as this. If they want to impress us, and keep/grow an audience, they need to think big. Real BIG. BIG is the only thing that's going to be worth our while and make us exited to tune in every week. This show is about a woman with bionic implants that costs $50M+ And she's the second such woman. And she “works” for some ultra super secret agency that has the funding and resources to 1. research and develop this technology 2. successfully create two (or possibly more) bionic beings. Now the logical assumption we'd have of such an organization is to tackle the big, tough assignments. That whole baby sitting storyline was silly. Not to mention Small. Unworthy. Babysitting a brat is an episode of Growing Pains or Family Ties. This organization should be fighting the type of adversaries (note “adversaries” plural) that no other agency would be capable of handling. That's the whole purpose of creating a super secret agency. Baby sitting and fighting some Eastern European Goons in a nail salon is for the FBI or maybe the Martials or whatever. Just not a secret organization. And these need to be worthy adversaries. More powerful/capable. A hero (ie Sommers) fighting a lesser/weaker opponent is just not worth our viewing time. And no, the adversaries don't have to be bionic or clinically insane, just worthy. The organization also needs to be run by a guy (or gal) who has a level head, who commands respect and loyalty, who can make difficult calls fighting these super enemies and manage an unlimited sized budget. I like Miguel Ferrer but he's playing his character more like a stressed out project manager at a fortune 500 company. The head of this type of organization would be confronted with so many rich conflicts and story lines which would give his character depth and make him a worthy mentor-ish figure to Sommers (thus building some much needed character relationships that don't involve sisters). There are all sorts of complex consequences for a man in that type of position.... He could be such a great character. And what's with the low budget look of this place? Why don't they give this super secret agency a nice super, secret, “well furnished with our tax dollars” office? Now on to Starbuck. It's clear Starbuck is a great asset and brings a lot to every scene. But this “let's be friends and help me live” story line needs to wrap up quick. It's a good idea but it's not something worth devoting an entire episode. let alone two. It actually might make a good minor side story but it doesn't deserve more air time then that. Starbuck's character is so versatile and can be used in so many different ways. There's some good Starbuck/Sommers conflict/relationship potential brewing there, I'd hate to see it wasted on something conventional or sappy. She'd make a good lone wolf. The Asian martial arts man is a good character to have. The hero always needs a support team to help out. But he's too tame. Not credible as the head ass-kicking guy of a super secret organization or someone who's going to help Sommers in a pinch. There's tons of stuff that can be done with his character to give him depth too. They also need to show progress. Relationships, characters, stories. Big forward momentum makes us want to see where the momentum is going. We get that the Asian guy can kick Jamie's butt. We get it. No need to repeat it. That's wasted screen time. Finally, NBC needs to give the show more money for s/fx. You can't have a show called “Bionic Woman” with bionic effects that are....whew.... let's just say the show from the 70's had more credible effects. Good effects are critical. Anyway, good luck to the new team. Please make this show worth our while.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Gordon was the fucking SHIT tonight! I watch Bionic on the NBC

    by Kirbymanly

    Okay, the Bionic Woman actress is not what we're used to seeing on television but none of you geeks can't tell me you wouldn't want to give her the bionic refill in a single parsec. My issue with the show is the writing. Its just plain terrible. The fact that they seem to be cleaning house is promising. The show's got a great look, interesting actors... now all they need is dialogue that doesn't sound like it was written in rush or puked on by Ed Wood.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Somebody better START running it....

    by chromedome

    Have not seen this week's yet, but last week's episode had so many people saying and doing stupid things.<p>Name one? Okay: team goes in to an area with 20 nerve-agent filled tanker trucks with no protection against the chemicals. Bad guys very conveniently have NO sentries posted, and group themselves all in the same building, same room, for easy One Stop No Shots Fired Surrender.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Here's why BIONIC WOMAN utterly SUCKS....

    by Big Dumb Ape

    I don't know how many others around here will fall into my age group, but I'm willing to bet that I'm one of the older geeks around here since I can actually remember watching on ABC the original "Movie of the Week" test pilot premiere for THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN when it first aired. And let me tell you something, literally DECADES later I can still remember being a little kid and watching it and saying "Holy crap! This is the coolest thing ever!" as Lee Majors went ballistic and into action and utilized his bionics.<p>And that's the problem with BIONIC WOMAN. Flashback: from decades ago, I can still remember Majors in the climax of that pilot having to take on some bad guys in the desert, where at one point he uses his bionic arm to rip off the top of a tank. Flash forward to BIONIC WOMAN and tonight's episode: while confronting a bad guy in the opening, Jamie uses her incredible strength...to push down a power window on a car.<p>Wow! Talk about incredible! Talk about top notch production values! Now that's some serious kick ass bionic scope and scale that will keep the viewers tuned in! (Insert mocking Rodney Dangerfield eye roll here...)<p>The truth is this show is just not fun in a "bionic" sense. I think anyone who truly was a fan of the the old Lee Majors/Lindsay Wagner runs is looking at this and going "What the fuck is this? Who the fuck cares about a bartender and her bratty sister?" Oh...and that is another cut that should be made. If the writing staff on BIONIC had any balls they WOULD have let Katie snack little sister's neck tonight just to add some real weight to things. Not to mention the kid sister is truly the most vomit inducing actress and total brat and TV cliche going. Seriously, you think you're going to endear yourself to middle America viewers with a brat teen who whines about someone not buying her a pair of $175 jeans, at which point to prove she loves her Jamie forks over her credit card? Seriously, Jamie herself should have snapped her little bitch sister's neck for such a ridiculous thing.<p>And that's the problem -- these characters are just flat out UNLIKEABLE. Will is introduced and dies in one episode...Washington is only signed to do 5 episodes...Ferrer is coasting on the fact that geeks at least like him...the little sister is a TOTAL waste and cliche...<p>...And worse of all, for 3 straight weeks your lead has been COMPLETELY upstaged and outshined by the guest actress. Truth be told, Michelle Ryan, sad to say, just has ZERO star power as a lead. And I do agree with others -- whether you want to blame it on the direction or camera crew, she fucking looks "ok" one minute and then as Mr. Profit noted above she suddenly looks as big as fucking house. And don't hand me that bullshit defense line that someone used above that "Oh, you don't know what REAL women are like! She has curves! Not like Garner who was a stick or looked like a man!" Screw that crap -- Jennifer Garner looked ATHLETIC in a role that demanded an ATHLETIC person. In all the training scenes Ryan doesn't look fit or athletic. But she does look like she just came from testing ALL 31 flavors at Baskin & Robbins.<p>I'd say this show needs an overall but I think it's already too late. After the 30% drop off after the premiere, it will be interesting to see how tonight's show faired in the ratings, but this show is so God awful at this point that I bet it could actually be gone by mid-season and not even make it a full year. For NBC it is this year's SURFACE.<p>And like I said at the start, the truly sad part here...the part that should get people fired...is that you had this handed to you on a silver platter. Geeks and audiences were ready for a revamp of the bionic franchises, but they REALLY dropped the ball here by being totally underwhelming with the bionics and everything else. Frankly, so far BIONIC WOMAN is a pure case study in how NOT to do a reimagining or revamp.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 2:38 a.m. CST

    needs more va va voom

    by Mr_X

    and its not Michelle Ryan's fault, the ass who said hshe loks fat/ has a double chin, needs to actually be within a meter of an actual woman who's not his mother or sister in the last 12 months. Shes fit. And the general *meh* ness of the show is not her fault. The fucking article says that writers are dropping like flies there. maybe.. just maybe, its because the fucking writing isn't up to scratch. <br> Katee Sackhoff must be laughing her ass off, she was the one who was crucified by fanboys when BSG came out, and here a couple of years later the same fuckers are doing it again to ryan, whilst worshipping at the feet of sackhoff. You two faced mother fuckers, go watch your bionic man repeats<br>

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 2:38 a.m. CST

    needs more va va voom

    by Mr_X

    and its not Michelle Ryan's fault, the ass who said hshe loks fat/ has a double chin, needs to actually be within a meter of an actual woman who's not his mother or sister in the last 12 months. Shes fit. And the general *meh* ness of the show is not her fault. The fucking article says that writers are dropping like flies there. maybe.. just maybe, its because the fucking writing isn't up to scratch. <br> Katee Sackhoff must be laughing her ass off, she was the one who was crucified by fanboys when BSG came out, and here a couple of years later the same fuckers are doing it again to ryan, whilst worshipping at the feet of sackhoff. You two faced mother fuckers, go watch your bionic man repeats<br>

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Fastest shark jump in history.

    by V'Shael

    That is something. Call the Guinness people.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 3:32 a.m. CST

    Glen's Brother Darin

    by dpc01

    I got pretty excited when I saw a "consulting producer" credit for Darin Morgan on the episode last week. That's a pretty obscure sort of credit, but just the chance that he might write a script for the show was something to look forward to. Darin Morgan has only a few credits, pretty much just a few X-Files and Millenniums, but on those alone he should be thought of as one of TV's coolest writers, and certainly deserves to have more work out there.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Do a show of the drama behind the scenes

    by rsswope

    It would be a heck of a lot more entertaining. Hope this stinker dies fast.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST

    I feel kind of sorry for Ryan

    by CrichtonAstronut

    She was promised the lead and instead she got the least interesting character on the show. It's not her fault. With all the changes in the writing staff the lead character is bound to take the worst hits. They don't know what they want the series to be and they don't seem to know what they want Jamie to be. Katie Sackoff and that Asian guy seem to have been left to develop their eown story being supporting. Or that part of the script as left unmolested beng a B-plot. As a result their relationship is the most interesting thing about the show. It's kind of a weird situation. If a steady hand of a talented writer/producer got hold of this there would be ore screen time given to that reationship and Jamie's story would be given something of equal substance and then we really would see what kind of acting Ryan's capable of.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST

    I've liked it

    by jsm1978

    It hasn't been great, but there has been some interesting build up. I think the biggest trouble with the first two episodes felt rushed. It's almost like they writers were convinced they would not get to finish their story, so they tried to rush through everything as fast as they could. Basically, instead of making a novel they cut out a lot of the character dev and wrote a short story. Last nights episode didn't give me that feeling, so maybe they're going to start turning things around. I do agree the little sister angle is a bit of an albatross around the shows neck. I wonder how long it will be before sis gets pulled into the secret facility a la Mary Jane and Aunt May in New Avengers before Civil War. Because then we could get some GREAT scenes of bratty kid terrorizing people in the headquarters. /eye roll

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Ryan's hotness...

    by lynxpro

    Anyone doubting Ryan's hotness should rent the BBC's "Jeckyll" where she plays the assistant to the lead character. She's a redhead in it and totally smoking. Then again, I wonder why I must bring this up because anyone that caught last week's episode of her doing the chin-ups in that tank top already knows how smokin' she is.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    new scripts ordered

    by PVIII

    from mediaweek.com: "NBC has ordered three more scripts of Bionic Woman, Chuck, Life and Journeyman, while CBS ordered four additional scripts for Cane. The script orders come just three weeks before a potential writers strike." But seriously, what a horrible show.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 10:03 a.m. CST

    The perfect solution

    by averagejoe_6

    As soon as Starbuck's BG series is done, have her kill off Jamie Summers and become the lead character in Bionic Woman (assuming the series lasts that long0.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Ryan was indeed Smokin' Hot in Jekyll. And turned in a fine per

    by CrichtonAstronut

    being supported by much better script. But I want to know when Gina Bellman gets to cross the Atlantic and get own series. She out cooled Mr. Hyde in that series. Though I'd just as soon see a Jekyll series 2, with Bellman back as Claire. Hey, maybe Steve Moffat take over Bionic Woman.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST

    I've been saying all along it will take 'till season 2 to get go

    by performingmonkey

    While Galactica is still on they can't have Katee on Bionic as a regular and Eick can't devote his attention to the series. They should end season 1 on the 13th episode then give the show a huge kick up the ass for its second year with Katee in joint lead role (if not THE lead role!). Here's the thing though - where the frak can the show go?

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Bionic Woman the show... ok to good. Bionic Woman the actress..

    by YouIgnorantGeeks

    Shes ok... Better then average looking... but thats about it. 6 out of 10. 7 out of 10 most. And yes I saw her doing the one are pullups... and? Again 6out of 10, 7 at most. And that other chick, the blond first bionic woman... shes even less pretty. I dunno... The females on the new shows this year havent' exactly been all that.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Has Katee Sackoff

    by darquelyte

    Showed her tits yet?

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Err Sackhoff

    by darquelyte

    Typoed the H there I did.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 12:15 p.m. CST

    On a Wednesday side note...

    by YouIgnorantGeeks

    Taylor from Kid Nations parents must be frigging assholes to have a daughter that acts like that. That is all.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Here is an idea for a show

    by emeraldboy

    A female terminator who malfunctions. So that she cannot kill anybody. about the same time a terminator turns up and starts kill people. The female terminator becomes a conflicted hero. and has to control the urge to kill. the company is after her. she goes on the run.....

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    So, who is responsible for...

    by Frank Black

    the atrocious writing on this weak show that is a disgrace to both the Six Million Dollar Man & the original Bionic Woman? My wife insists it will get better and I insist it will no despite having some good actors from BSG. The show Life, which follows might develop into the best new show of the season (if it isn't canceled too soon.)

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Glen Morgan...

    by Frank Black

    Should revive Millennium and show rip-offs like CSI & Medium how that shit is done or at least give us a Millennium movie.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Jamie's little sister needs to be killed off

    by SpyGuy

    If it wasn't for the sister, there really would be nothing to prevent Jamie from becoming a full-time agent or whatever the hell she's supposed to be. Besides, the sister's there only to make Jamie look like a relatable person with problems juggling her bionicness with demands of the real world. The best route, I think, would be to kill the sister off in a really cruel way that makes Jamie angry and determined to take down any and all bad guys. Yeah, she needs to become Bionic Batgirl. You heard me.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    This show needs to be killed off.

    by Duke of Hurl

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Too Ssssllloooowwww...

    by EyeofPolyphemus

    It is not a bad show, it just needs something to freaking *happen* in it. Why did they not send Jamie out on some slam bang, high action mission right away? We have a promise of that next week, but we have already had a three episode wait. people do not have the patience to wait that long these days.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Bionic Woman =

    by BenjaminElial

    Bionic Woman really has got to be one of the worst shows on television right now. Everybody keeps saying how they think Sackoff is the best part about it. Personally, I don't think she's better off than any of the others. Not to mention how every episode seems like a Battlestar reunion, constantly highlighting how even good actors can be given a script bad enough to stymie them.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Michelle vs. Katee

    by Stark Industries

    ... a good answer would be to have the two face off over something and have Katee ending up killing Michelle's character and leaving the younger sister to Katee's character for protection. Katee could demand the upgrades that are current and we could move along with her in the lead. As it stands now, if she isn't on and stealing the camera, I doubt that I'll bust my ass to catch a Katee-less episode. Her character is way more interesting and multi-sided. It's just a friggn' TV show! Kill of the main character and go with the better actress! -Stark

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Michelle vs. Katee

    by Stark Industries

    ... a good answer would be to have the two face off over something and have Katee ending up killing Michelle's character and leaving the younger sister to Katee's character for protection. Katee could demand the upgrades that are current and we could move along with her in the lead. As it stands now, if she isn't on and stealing the camera, I doubt that I'll bust my ass to catch a Katee-less episode. Her character is way more interesting and multi-sided. It's just a friggn' TV show! Kill of the main character and go with the better actress! -Stark

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Cancellation could be coming

    by AlwaysThere

    NBC might be too prideful to do it though.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    I did like...

    by chromedome

    that BSG was on the TV in ToothBrushTeenager's house last week....<p>sadly, that might have been the best moment<p>actually, I did also like the Sarah Corvis "I think I might have been hacked" line.... Interesting plot possibilities there....

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 2:50 p.m. CST

    And the sister!

    by BenjaminElial

    I was actually sitting there last night, thinking that if Sarah Corvis actually went ahead and snapped the sister's neck, we may yet have a show. But no.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    On Michelle and Season one.

    by Aloysius

    OK, first off Michelle you are hot. DO NOT listen to these jerks, develop some muscle tone for the character but ignore calls to go down the Lindsey Lohan anorexia express. Michelle has bone structure that's wide and doesn't photograph well from certain angles and no change in weight is going to effect that. She's still hot. On to the "jump the shark" perspective: I remember in the second hour of Star Trek TNG's pilot "Encounter at Farpoint" Deanna saying "A feeling of great joy.. and gratitude!" the show jumped the shark in it's pilot episode. I watched a couple more but threw in the towel before season one was over. Ditto DS9 - oh wait, I tuned in years later and both shows turned out to be great! Hmm, "jump the shark" is defined as a moment where a show loses all the credibility it has built in a single moment of absurdity... so you can't "jump the shark" until you've got said credibility! I sense a need in a lot of folks here to judge this show and frankly, until season 2 we really don't know where this is going. I still find it hard to watch first season TNG or DS9, both shows I dig generally. Much of what we're seeing is laying track for later. I'm not saying it's a good thing that there's been flatulence in the BW writing room, but some perspective helps. I've been watching the first season of SMDM, and it's filled with plot holes and sillyness. It's real saving grace was wit: "How'd you do that?" " I eat alot of jumpin' beans." LOL! Sound familiar? Bionic Woman is creating it's broader mythology now. If it can hang on to it's audience, it'll get it's sea legs. On the "Lifetime" quips: yeah, it does pander to the females in the audience - shocker! Heaven forbid you would make a scifi show with a female lead and not pander exclusively to male geeks! If suffering through some female bonding improves the ratings and gets me some weekly scifi on NBC, I'll suffer it. Star Trek IV was watered down (get it?) as Trek but appealed to a wider audience so TNG became possible. Sacrifices must be made.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Only cool thing was the flying knee to Washington's face

    by cromulent

    She did a really cool looking knee to the face. And...that's about it for this episode.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    I think the problem is....

    by TVguy4566

    First off, I don't hate this show as much as others. I still think it has potential to turn it around. What the mistake of the show runners is to up the "realism". Instead of throwing Jamie into exciting esponaige, they are following logic that her not having any spy training that she needs to be eased into the spy game. It can make for some tedious TV though. I expect the adventures to become more exciting and intertwined. <br><br> I think there is enough here that if they start to pull it together, it can be a good show. But they need to kick the show into gear a bit soon. I will give it a few more episodes.<br><br> As for the original series, the original Bionic Woman was utter trash. The Six Million Dollar Man was great for it's time, but Bionic Woman sucked. In the pilot episode, one of Jamie's biggest display of bionic powers was to tear a telephone book twice to impress her class of students. Wooooo! This is why it was cancelled after one year runs on two different networks. <br><br> Personally, I was a little surprised that this was the remake Eicks wanted to tackle next since the source material was so bad. If it wasn't for the BSG, I would never even have given it a shot. I think this remake is better than the original, but that ain't much of a compliment.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Micheles hot as hell

    by optimus122

    SERIOUSLY , shes got killer cans too..she looked hot as fuck dancing around with her sis. U

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Micheles hot as hell

    by optimus122

    SERIOUSLY , shes got killer cans too..she looked hot as fuck dancing around with her sis. U

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST

    One of the things to remember

    by Grendel745

    With the exception of BSG (33 is one of my all time favorites BSG episodes still), all SF series suffer severe first season growing pains. Some overcome it quickly, some take the entire season to become good and many never do. Each episode has been better then the previous (though I still stand with the "make Sarah the main character" crowd) so maybe it may yet find its legs. The writing is by far the weakest link and possibly the most easily corrected. A good writer would have had Sarah kill Becca, thus setting up a reason for the ongoing conflict between the two Bionic Women. We all know Joss Whedon would have.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Oh, Grendel, you just gone and done it...

    by chromedome

    Made a Whedon reference, so now all the Hater Monkey-Trolls will Dance for us.<p>Dance, Monkey-Trolls, DANCE! <p>wait, let me make some popcorn first

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    How Many Episodes Before Its Revealed...

    by skoobyx

    That her baby was grown and born in a test tube?? I'd put serious money on that plot twist if this makes it to a second season.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 9:55 p.m. CST

    They need to drop the little sister

    by GreatCzarsGhost

    She does nothing for the show and only gets in the way of story. She doesn't "provide a connection to the real world" for our bionic hero. In fact, they need to do more with the bionic woman getting deeper into the darker side of the organization she works for and what it all means. I'm so tired of "I can't save the world today because I have to go to my kids soft ball game" shit.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST

    "maybe form a union..."

    by chromedome

    Katee OWNS this show whenever she is onscreen

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Negative Nelly TalkBackers all Suck

    by Ejkbou

    You guys really do. Bionic Woman rocks and ratings are showing that America agrees with me. So suck it, ok.

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Ejkbou: "Ratings show America agrees with me."

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Your statement is correct, Ejkbou -- well, assuming you meant that like the rest of America you're quickly changing the channel or turning off the TV. Hate to break this to you, buddy, but here's the real ratings story for BIONIC.<p>It lost a whopping 30% of its audience for week 2, and now the ratings for week 3 are down yet again by another 5-7%. Assuming week 4 goes the same, you're talking that 40%...nearly HALF the people who watched the premiere...will have ALREADY given up on this show.<p>Needless to say, that's not exactly something to crow about. I said it above and I'll say it again. They need to fix this show and fix it FAST or else it will be this year's SURFACE for NBC and be a one season thing, otherwise it could keep dropping week to week and be gone by midseason.