Saturday, June 4, 2011
"Blood & Chrome" Will Underwhelm...Disappoint...And Annoy
Unless there is a radical change in how the SyFy Channel packages and puts a television series on the air, "Blood & Chrome" will be the usual annoying and barely watchable claptrap we have come to expect from Bonnie Hammer and company. The SyFy Channel certainly isn't going to have a sudden spurt of inspiration and creativity just in time for "Blood & Chrome" to reap any sorts of benefits from it. The same channel responsible for "Marcel's Quantum Kitchen", "Fact or Faked?", and "WWF Wrestling" will basically litter "Blood & Chrome" with all of the usual annoyances we have come to expect from Bonnie Hammer and company. Essentially wall to wall boredom and one dimensional frowning characters.
We can conclude what "Blood & Chrome" will be like based on what "GINO" and "Caprica" were like. An action / adventure soap opera with characters suffering from undiagnosed psychological problems. Why the SyFy Channel wants to return to the well for a third time with this losing formula can be answered in the same sentence asking why they always return to losing and unprofitable formulas for all of their television series. The channel is run by idiots, and the channel isn't presently being overseen by performance evaluators from the parent corporation.
"Blood & Chrome" would generate more enthusiasm if an entirely different management team were overseeing its development. As we all know from experience....Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern suck ass in overseeing projects like this....where their collective, endless barrage of contradictions is an irrational tsunami to behold. Such as...
1. They hate space based science fiction yet they're doing "Blood & Chrome" anyway.
2. They hate the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series yet they keep returning to it in order to do these crappy copies of the 1978 series.
3. They hate all of the science fiction fans in the television viewing audience yet they keep trying to attract them with crap like "Blood & Chrome." If they do attract them (which isn't likely)....they'll immediately do a 180 degree turn and try to repel them.
You can't serve two masters at the same time. Try telling that to Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern.
"Blood & Chrome" is not going to delightfully surprise anyone, because Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern are infamously known all too well. Everyone is unfortunately all too familiar with how they tackle both space based science fiction and the "Battlestar Galactica" property. The end result being a boring and thoroughly offensive viewing experience for everyone.
Posted by Languatron at 11:08 AM