Bionic Woman is
the 2007 remake of the original 1970's television series based
on the spin-off series from the Six Million Man entitled "The
Bionic Woman" which lasted two seasons and featured Lindsay
Wagner as the super powered heroine.
David Eick is
the current mastermind behind the 21st century remake which
features Jaime Sommers (Michelle Ryan) as a woman trying to make
ends meat as she raises her baby sister.
Jaime, her boyfriend Will Anthros (Chris Bowers) is a scientist
for a secret government agency known as the Berkut Group
which specializes in military technological advancements.
As Jaime leaves
her bar job, she is involved in a life threatening accident with
a truck and Will makes the executive decision to rebuild his
girlfriend. Plagued by visions of surgery and increased speed
and strength, Jaime confronts Will, only to discover that in
order to save her life, he has infused her body with a plethora
of technological advances, over fifty millions dollars worth and
she is eventually drawn into the Berkut group to complete a
variety of covert tasks.
As with every
hero, they also have a villain who is played by the delightful
Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) who stars as Sarah Corvus,
one of the Berkut groups failed experiments and plays mind games
with their current golden girl.
features a plethora of references to 21st century life from
terrorism to raising children which may be a little loose on
plot, however when it comes to action is filled with one roller
coast ride of girl power. As the series progresses, so do the
characters and relationships that may be clichéd at times, is
definitely one for the science fiction buff that is entertaining
from start to finish.
With great picture quality (16:9 enhanced
widescreen) to Dolby Digital 5.1, this series is almost a
cinematic experience that features all 8 episodes from the
original series and some interesting special features such as a
documentary on Real-Life Bionics and commentary by executive
producer David Eick.