Bionic Woman 1 Season 2007

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5. The Education of Jaime Sommers TV-14 CC

Bachelors of Love -- Jordan Bridges guest stars -- Jaime (Michelle Ryan) finally gets to experience college when she goes undercover as a British transfer student to investigate a professor who is possibly selling neural implants to terrorists.

Michelle Ryan, Miguel Ferrer
44 minutes
Original air date:
October 25, 2007

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The Education of Jaime Sommers

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Great cast and well directed.
K. Todd
I will watch a few more episodes, but the first one isn't giving me much hope.
It was an OK show, I was just expecting it to be a LOT better.
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109 of 138 people found the following review helpful By J. Pastrana on February 17, 2008
Format: DVD
So much promise and enthusiasm greeted this show - from network suits to fans - yet they somehow managed to find all the right ways to destroy it before the pilot even aired. As of this, reports have it that the show isn't going to get the previously announced re-launch or even continue on its misguided path. Cancelled as a result of a protracted writers strike and perhaps, well, shame. It started with David Eick, all arrogance and nerve, proclaiming how he never bothered to watch the original and brushing off speculative comparisons to Alias and Buffy with the argument that this was about a "reluctant heroine". Uh, anybody with even a nodding acquaintance to those creatively brilliant shows would know they were both about reluctant heroines. Unfortunately, for all concerned, there was a lot at stake for this network owned show. As big budget poured into promoting and marketing it, everyone behind the scenes got into the act of tinkering with - all things considered - a daring attempt at re-imagining the concept. So much so that ultimately the result was par for network shows - sound and fury signifying nothing. The pilot was life imitating art, rebuilt from disparate parts like its title character. And it was a mess. With hardly a coherent point or direction, the show bolted before it could learn to walk with big ratings that reflected the goodwill that came standard with the franchise name. But viewers turned away as week after week the show was exposed as a boring, joyless, suspenseless wreck. Particular mistakes were glaring - the Sarah Corvus character was overused from the start. Had they used her wisely and sparingly, her appearances would've engendered a higher sense of threat and apprehension.Read more ›
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Stanley L. Walker on March 28, 2008
Format: DVD
So I wandered through Borders on my lunch and saw that a DVD collection of BIONIC WOMAN was available. I got it. I got it because I love the promo art for the show; I got it because the show was ugly, complicated, and didn't cut corners by making Jamie instantly great at everything. No, instead they showed a young woman who went through something AWFUL and, with her second chance at life, inherited obligations well beyond her capability to instantly digest. That they had the first bionic woman go so terribly wrong was a GREAT addition and made us wonder what Jamie's future would be. Then there was the "wonderful" staff at The Burkett Group; they were exactly what I would expect a group of professional assassins/cleaners for hire to be when faced with an innocent like Jamie.

Unfortunately, shortly after the show got started, they dropped the unique approach that initiated the series for something way more traditional and formulaic. There was major behind the scenes drama (I'm told) and several creative changes. And then it died with the Writer's Strike.

So I will never know how Sarah Corvis (the coolest villain I've seen in a while) and Jamie's relationship would have played out; or how Jay of Burkett would balance his work obligations and his romance with Corvis; would Jamie's shelf-life and bionic interface problem be solved; would her sister ever find out and on and on and on.

This show is unfairly maligned because it didn't follow the old show's mold. So unfortunately something that could have become something wonderful was prematurely killed. Great design on this show and I will miss it and the characters.
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47 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Robert Moore HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 19, 2008
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I was absolutely flabbergasted at the amount of criticism that this show faced in what is likely to be its very short life. Even several TV critics whose work I usually respect and agree with -- for instance, Matt Roush -- saw a completely different show than I did. I would be the first to acknowledge that the show had some serious problems, but until the very end I was more impressed by the show's potential than its supposed vices. If NBC gives up on it, which is what is widely rumored to be its fate, I will deeply regret it. This was far from my favorite show on TV this fall, but I watched every episode with considerable interest, with an acute awareness of its potential, and a desire for the creative forces behind the show to get their collective act together. But even at its worse, it was infinitely better than the original BIONIC WOMAN, which was, it must be admitted, just a god-awful show. Moreover, I quit watching several other shows in the fall such as JOURNEYMAN and REAPER, but continued to enjoy THE BIONIC WOMAN. At the time of the WGA strike I had really come to enjoy my Wednesday night double bill of PUSHING DAISIES (the best show on TV, in my opinion, after BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) and THE BIONIC WOMAN. I even chose to watch THE BIONIC WOMAN live and DVR GOSSIP GIRL, another Wednesday night show that I enjoyed.

All looked good at first. The pilot was quite good and had many good things in it. In particular, the pilot -- as well as the first few episodes -- was enlivened by an absolutely brilliant performance by Katee Sackhoff as "the first bionic woman," Sarah Corvus. She was so extraordinary that she may have hurt the show as a whole.
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