Tuesday, August 4, 2015

What I’m Watching: Dark Matter

Dark Matter: Season 1, Episode 8 “Episode Eight” (B+)

I knew that we’d see more about this travel transit when Six casually discovered it during a visit to the doctor a few episodes back, and seeing it in action is completely satisfying. I especially loved Six declaring, upon his second time trying to get to the man at the top, that he wasn’t sure what mistake he had made the last time but he wasn’t going to make it this time. The problem, of course, is that everyone seems to be doing this since it truly is the safest way to travel. I enjoyed One trying to woo the technician with the exact same speech Six had given her earlier, and it was interesting to see him wake up from his pod with his real face, something Four did not react well to. It turns out that seeing his real self proved awfully informative, and now he knows that Three was the one who killed apparently killed his wife and is likely the reason that he came aboard the Raza in the first place. The romantic relationship between One and Two is hopelessly awkward, almost entirely due to One’s sheepishness and continued misreading of every situation. The Android determining that her reaction to certain things means she is showing emotion and as a result a defect was entertaining, and I like seeing Five help her realize that she may be more human than not after all. This show is shaping up really well, and I’m very glad I stuck with it.

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