V “Red Rain” Review

V Season 2 Premiere Red Rain

V “Red Rain” Season 2 Episode 1
– I was thrilled when I learned that V was (finally) returning to ABC. I’d missed the show tremendously and wasn’t disappointed with the season premiere of season 2.

First of all, let me say that I freaking LOVE Brett Harrison. When I learned that he was joining this season, I freaked out. His “Anna’s a lizard? That sucks, she’s so hot…” was priceless.

That being said, “Red Rain” was great. Since we were left with a cliff hanger in the series finale, I was grateful that some things (not all) were explained.

While we were told the benefits of “red sky” and “red rain”, obviously from the start we as an audience knew that that it was too good to be true. Anything promised by a giant lizard hibernating in human form is always too good to be true, and it looks like instead of clearing up global warming as its main focus, red rain is just a way for The Visitors to make sure there is enough phosphorus in our systems to breed with us.

All together now – Ewwwwwww.

The red sky raining down what appeared to be blood was awesome symbolism (or I’m reading too much into it… for all I know phosphorus in its natural form is red), and also a great moment to see humanity having a “what the hell did we do” moment with themselves.

I appreciated the way that the writers showed Anna still having human emotion when it came to her children. I understand that this is a habit she’s going to have to kick and quickly to be an effective queen, I liked watching her inner struggle as she switched off the life support systems of the surviving children.

Did anyone else think that the visitor/human baby looked a little bit like a mini Yoda? Not nearly as cute, but there was for sure a Yoda-esque quality to the little bugger. I’m anxious to see what becomes of that story line. I’d really like to see Ryan reunited with his daughter, but also really want to see the way that the story line between him and Anna plays out.

The skeleton of the visitor that Dr. Miller had will probably haunt my dreams tonight, it was just that creepy looking. I can’t decide which is worse, the visitors with their reptile skin (the one that Anna killed was pretty freaking gnarly looking) or just the skeleton with it’s razor sharp teeth all exposed. Either way, I do not want to run into one of those things in a dark alley.

While tying up the cliff hanger of a finale, the premiere of V did an excellent job of introducing more questions into the story. Anna’s mother? That was a PERFECT ending to this episode. I cannot wait for next week.

What say you? Did you find the season premiere of V just as thrilling as I did? Or was something lacking for you? If so, what was it? I’d love to hear your opinions!

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