July 27th, 2009

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Gordon's alive?!!?

I started watching the TV series of Flash Gordon. It startted off as very hokey and tongue in cheek humour. Just incase you were thinking that they were being serious and it was just a case of bad acting or writing, they played nonsensicle music that could have found a home in a carry on movie.

IMDB had it as 4.4 out of 10. All the reviews seemed to poo poo on it. I have to say though, I have really enjoyed it. The early episodes reminded me of the early episodes of Sliders.

Once it gets to the later half of the show, it gets less hokey and more serious. The less comedic episodes are hardly noticeable as they have lured you into liking the characters. I always thought the Flash Gordon character as a bit silly. Yeah he saves every one of us because he can run fast, not just fast but really really fast. Well not super human fast but you get the point.

I only have two episodes left and I know they won't have more so as long as they wrap it to a semi sort of ending, I will be happy.