I’m enjoying the show, but trying to suppress my annoyance with the casting and character typing.
– Every woman in the show is a pristine cover girl hottie, with an obligatory grease smudge to feebly attempt to convince the viewer they’re also tough. Joss Whedon probably watches this show and thinks “maybe Sarah Gellar was just too butch for the Buffy role…”
– Kids are incapable of any thought beyond their crushing self-angst. Every time one comes on the screen I start humming “Mad World” to myself.
– Yeah, Noah Wylie’s a family guy, we get it already. I give it one more episode before he’s reduced to stumbling around the woods shouting “Waaaaalllltttt!”
– The only good officer is an unshaven alcoholic one.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a sucker for cheesey sci-fi, but I hope they go somewhere with the characters beyond blind stumbling cliches.