I think if it wasn't for the fact that some of my shows have ended for the season (The Walking Dead
) and others are wrapping up in a few weeks, I would have given up on Defiance
. However, when these shows are done for the season and my DVR is light on shows, I'll at least have Defiance
. Though, I'll have to re-evaluate it after this season. It reminds me of how I felt about Caprica
and Stargate: Universe
in that I didn't dislike them, I just didn't find anything to love about them, either.
Part of what frustrates me is that I don't know what I want out of the show. It's missing the wit and Whedonism of firefly
, the corny/meta humor of Eureka
, the nail-biting tension/desperation/post-apocalyptic feel of shows like The Walking Dead
and Battlestar Galactica
I want more fleshing out of this world. The pilot hinted at trade agreements with other settlements, but so far we haven't seen any indication of what the town has versus what it lacks. For that matter, what are they eating? With what we've seen of the terraforming, I wouldn't be surprised if our staples were gone/mutated. For instance, salad, can they still grow lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, etc., or is it all alien vegetables? Or, even better, something not quite Earthen, but not quite alien, to reflect the effect of alien terraforming on our land. What about meat? Are they eating hamburgers, pork, etc. or something else?