Now, is anyone else watching Dark Matter or Killjoys?
Irritatingly SyFy here isn't showing Killjoys
, but is fast tracking Dark Matter
. Two episodes in and it's been enjoyably competent, especially the blithe trolling by the android. The only major thing I would change -- apart from the near monochrome visual palette -- is swapping the ending of eps 1 and 2: Five's pronouncement "We're dangerous" works better as a lead in both the events of ep2 and the revelation that 5/6 of the crew are mass murderers and pirates than as the semi tautology it comes across as in the wake of that revelation.
It's not Blake's 7
but it is scratching that itch a little.
I believe it inherited that from the four issue comic book series the first two episodes are 'adapted' from. Then again, I use 'adapted' because originally because the comic was originally intended as a TV treatment, but was turned into a comic book when it couldn't be sold, and then readapted back into a TV series.
Maybe SyFy doesn't have the rights for Killjoys in Australia. Or maybe they're cowards since it ha a big TV-MA LV warning on it here (for reasons I don't get since it shows at 2200 (iirc, DVRs) and I haven't seen anything worse than what was shown on, say, Galactica.