BrainDead’s Space Bugs Are Dead, and So Is the Show

braindeadWell, BrainDead is finally dead… er, over. It hasn’t yet been officially canceled, but considering its ratings, it seems like it’s only a matter of time. The show that tried to combine politics and sci-fi ultimately failed at both politics and sci-fi, and as a reluctant fan of the show, the ending was disappointing to say the least.

Spoilers after the jump.

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BrainDead’s Turned Charming, Despite Continued Issues

Well, BrainDead has been on for five weeks now, and it’s gotten marginally better since it started—which is a pretty low bar, considering the pilot. It’s been moved to Sunday nights, and the ratings keep going down, so all signs point to it possibly becoming braindead very soon—but despite the writing on the wall, the show has actually improved in some respects. (Of course, it still has a long way to go.)

Spoilers through Episode 5 of BrainDead below.

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BrainDead Pilot Lurches Under Expectations

I love watching political dramas, but it’s rare that political dramas (or satires, or comedies) ever intersect with speculative fiction. Aside from the brave president gunning down some space invaders, we don’t usually get a show about the inner workings of American politics which also includes aliens. That’s why I was so excited to hear about CBS’s summer show BrainDead. Not only does it boast a stellar cast, it also posits that gridlock in Washington is a result of brain-eating alien zombies. Sounds good, right? Unfortunately, I’d like to posit that BrainDead suffers a little from the zombie infection itself.

braindeadSpoilers after the jump.

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