Typecasting And How To Steal From Others.
Last night was the first ep of The 4400. A continuation from the 6 part mini-series aired here last year. The mini-series was interesting, but frustrating at the same time. The concept of the show, 4400 people abducted over the last 100 years were all returned at the same time, but the execution of it is rather sloppy. My feeling is that it should be centred upon the 'returnees' as the central plot and the 'agency' charged with finding them all should be the subplot.
In last night's ep Summer Glau (River from Firefly) guest starred as, you guessed it, an inmate of an asylum. She turned out to have the plans for some sort of alien device in her head, and somehow convinced the inmates to build it for her.
The structure turns out to be a large tower built from whatever bits and pieces they can lay their hands on. Now, the idea of a bunch of crazy people doing the bidding of an insane 'queen bee' by building a huge tower sounds vaguely familiar...
What if we change the name of Summer's character to Glory, and the name of the show to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Whedon envy anyone?