28/08/2014

Not as angelic as you think (#CharliesAngels)

Charlie's Angels

It's slick, fast-paced, and contains more wood than a porn film. That said the new reboot of Charlie's Angels isn't all bad... it just mostly is. Containing all the elements of the original series, the three ladies Kate, Eve & Abby work hard for the invisible Charlie at his dectective agency solving crimes and looking glamorous - emphasis on the latter. It's not meant to be rocket surgery and there's a lot to overcome in the first episode to help shift the plot along despite the very poor script. One of many examples: "You don't look like cops." "We're not. We're Angels." Umm... sure... One of the Angels is killed in a car bomb within the first 10 minutes, and while the girls are shocked, they're off to solve the crime. No time for sorrow, these members of the 'WTF sisterhood' have to find out who killed their friend … [Read more...]

Charlie has more Angels?!

2011 Charlie's Angels

Of all the recent reboots - this is one seems to make the least sense. Sure, Charlie's Angels is full of good looking women doing fast-paced, action-y things, but will it have stories that are compelling to keep people coming back week after week? Drew Barrymore (executive producer) thinks so. The actual positive is Channel 9 including it in it's group of actual fast-tracked shows. I predict, however, it will go the way of the Knight Rider reboot. From the press release: The highly anticipated reboot of the famous female detective series Charlie’s Angels makes its fast-tracked Australian premiere on Tuesday, September 27, at 7.30pm on Channel Nine. Australia’s Rachael Taylor, in her US television lead debut, plays Abby Sampson, a woman born into a life of privilege in New York. When her father is exposed as a Bernie Madoff-style … [Read more...]