#watched #Killjoys S1E1
PREMISE: "Killjoys follows a trio of hard-living but fun-loving bounty hunters – John, D'avin and Dutch – taking on interplanetary missions, chasing and capturing deadly criminals throughout a distant system, named the Quad. During such missions, they have sworn between each other to remain neutral at the prospect of a bloody, multi-planetary class war, threatening to destroy the Quad."
WHAT-IS: "Killjoys is a Canadian space adventure drama series that airs on Space channel in Canada. The show was officially ordered to series on October 7, 2013, with a 10-episode pick-up. In April 2014, it was announced that Syfy would co-produce the series. The series premiered June 19, 2015." (Wiki)
I don't know if it's because I watched Dark Matter first, but watching Killjoys was not as "joyful" as I had expected, and somehow felt like a repeat of what I viewed before in a myriad of space-operas sprinkled throughout the Googlebox and Celluloid Universes, bearing in mind the dissimilar-ish shorelines with DM, although one was possessed an intriguing a premise versus one with cliches from opening to end credits…
The world of Killjoys in Episode One was packed with tried and tested tropes including "interplanetary bounty hunters", corporation "big bads", rebellion against the status quo, and (possibly) trained child assassins. A comparison with "Firefly" is valid, as it too marries the notion of "lived in (shitty) world" utilizing current world aesthetics and lifestyle to counter the lack of financial budget for props (half-joking).
The first episode attempted to introduce everything in a single siting - from character introductions (complete with each individual's mysterious backstories), to world building, and the universe they lived and operated in. Perhaps for me it had been information overload, with data spilling everywhere I don't know what to do with them … scoop them up and put them back into the bowl? Or brush them under into the drains?
Or I simply do not like to be force-fed, ya know? LOL - But that's my glitch … here's a look at the first 4 minutes of Ep.1, which showed an underlying ineptitude where no one was body-searched after being taken hostage ~ *faceplam*
Feeling like the folks exist in a universe that includes "Firefly", wouldn't it be cray-cray if both the big-bad-companies in Killjoys and Dark Matter were one and the same? At least it would keep things interesting here, IMHO.
I was recommended by @resinvacuumcasting on my Instagram for this series (on my posting for Dark Matter too :p).
I am down with sci-fi space-dramas, but I am not too impressed so far with Killjoys, even if they are produced by the folks who made "Orphan Black" … or perhaps a single episode do not a series make, and I'll reserve my decision to continue with this series after an episode or two of viewing …
KILLJOYS can be viewed online on www.syfy.com/killjoys
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