Today is 2 for 1 on reviews. They should both be short.
To my great shame I missed the premiere episode due to real-life circumstances. I only caught the last 15 minutes of ALIAS. What I saw was just horrible. It was freaky. It was just too much for this reviewer to handle. Jennifer Garner got her lips done and it is just disgusting. Big ugly ass collagen-injected lips. Itâ€™s so goddamn distracting that itâ€™s enough to get me not to watch anymore. And thatâ€™s all Iâ€™m going to say. But Iâ€™ll wait for next week to see more. So I wonâ€™t grade it. But Garnerâ€™s lip job gets a 1 outta 5
Kolchak is back, well sorta. This was probably the worst cut & paste job of a TV show Iâ€™ve ever seen for something with such a cult history. The actor playing Kolchak is simply horrible. Stuart Townsend was horrible in Queen of the Damned and he was equally horrible in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and he sucks just as bad on this show. Gabrielle Union, other than having my favourite first name for a woman, has nothing but a cute smile. She would fare better playing in beer commercials acting cute for the camera. The girl canâ€™t actâ€¦ she canâ€™t.
The concept is as simple as it gets for the genre. Weird, quirky stick-it-to-the-man about to lose it all journalists gets a new job at the Beacon. Heâ€™s assigned to the criminal journalism team, headed by she-with-the-nice-smile. Of course she plays Scully to Kolchakâ€™s Mulder but no chemistry whatsoever can be detected here. Of course our man Kolchak has a dark and mysterious past and heâ€™s all uppity about it. Some strange killings start popping up and of course someone has to be saved. Itâ€™s Kolchak to the rescue. Anyone whoâ€™s familiar with this genre knows the rest.