Positive Ahead of ITV2 Launch
published in Bionic News, ITV2, Michelle Ryan, NBC
has been speaking to the UK media about Bionic Woman, which begins on ITV2 on 11th March.
agrees with many of us fans who still believe that "the show had so much potential".
It must be an odd situation for Ryan
, who has to promote the show launch in the UK, whilst knowing that it probably wont see the light of day again in the States.
"big break" left in tatters, some have argued that she's
now left relying on the country she
left this time last year to see something positive in BW that America (and online viewers have missed).
is all too aware that despite having a good premise, the scripting and creative changes are at fault for it's likely NBC-axing:
Let's hope BW's failure wont deter Ryan
from future aspirations - it looks like she's
still confident by taking the positives out of her
"To get six months on air - or even the three that we did - is an achievement.
To have a hit show that runs for years... the likelihood is one in a million."
also reveals that should a miracle happen and NBC
perform a U-turn, she
and the rest of the cast will be back on BW in a hot-minute.
, here's hoping - although it looks like we'll have to wait until May for a definitive answer.
published in David Eick, Fan Videos, Isaiah Washington, Michelle Ryan, NBC
Because ultimately that's where the buck has to stop - not with Michelle Ryan
, not with Isaiah Washington, not with the fans and perhaps not even so much with the writers - who's scripts have to be sanctioned by, yup, NBC
I'm not bashing NBC (least, that is not what is intended), but they haven't exactly endeared themselves to their public of late - (apparently) shifting the blame for the shows lack of success onto lead actress Michelle Ryan, stalling over making an official announcement as to the future of the show etc.
US drama Bionic Woman, starring former EastEnders actress Michelle Ryan, is not expected to return for a second series after NBC omitted it from its list of post-strike returning shows.
published in Bionic Themes, Isaiah Washington, Katee Sackhoff, Michelle Ryan
, Miguel Ferrer, NBC
I've been keeping my ear to the ground for any news on NBC's
plans for Bionic Woman.
However, on my travels I have encountered what I can only describe as 'bashing' from fans and critics disappointed with Michelle Ryan's (MR) contribution to the floundering Bionic Woman series.
Some of the comments on the nytimes tvdecoder blog, in particular, leave no doubt as to their feelings regarding MR's
Here's a sample:
It's pretty simple: Michele Ryan
is a car wreck, and there's no rebuilding her
mistakes oogling her
giant, expressive eyes for acting.
The writing is generally stiff and unengaging. - Posted by Janet V
Really, just about the worst actor I've seen a show built around since Emeril Lagasse.
Not many people can make a line that reads as bad as "That saving the world thing?
I'd like to give it a try," and deliver it so it sounds even WORSE.
sunk to the occasion. - Posted by howlless
The problem in a nutshell: Michelle Ryan
ain't no Jennifer Garner.
Nor is she
a Lindsey Wagner.
Sorry, but I have to defend Michelle Ryan's
corner because she
has shown vast improvement over the course of 8 episodes.
Let's just hope that Michelle Ryan
and friends get the chance to give the fans something positive to talk about.
* I should add, that in regards to the crisitsms being laid at Michelle Ryan's
is also receiving much love from some quarters.