Bionic Woman Had "So Much Potential"... Says Bionic Woman

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Her show may be essentially dead - I think we can officially say that it's not going to come back anytime soon by now, right? - but Bionic Woman's Michelle Ryan isn't apologetic about last year's flat, annoying remake of the '70s series in the slightest.

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Speaking to the UK's Radio Times magazine ahead of the show's launch in Britain, Ryan talked about the show in the past tense, but seemed defiant about any criticism thrown in the direction of the series:

The show had so much potential. It's had creative changes; some things didn't work, but in launching a TV show that's all part of the process... To get six months on air - or even the three that we did - is an achievement. To have a hit show that runs for years... the likelihood is one in a million.

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She's still holding out hope that the show will be renewed by NBC, saying that if an order for new episodes is given, "everyone will go back with renewed enthusiasm."

Well, apart from the viewers, of course.

Ryan believes in 'Bionic Woman' potential [Digital Spy.co.uk]

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I agree with Michelle.

That show really did have so much potential.

But it was boring. A lot of it was so much a "Day in the Life of..." There was no urgency in the series. I thought Michele was good and Katie Sackhoff as the unstable first Bionic Woman was great also.

But you don't pay $60 million to implant some hot chick w/ super-everything and not use her immediately... Oh yah, we tried that with the first one and she went nutso! Ok, but then, who the hell wants to watch a show about the secong Bionic Woman being a brought along more slowly!?

As a child of the 70's, the two bionic shows were my favorites as a grade schooler... But this show and it's cancellation ended up just being disappointing.

They should have forced Jamie immediately into more morally ambiguous missions. The first BW could have tried to foil her missions (some wins, some losses), all the while trying to convince her that, "Yes, I'm crazy; but they are using you and they are not all in it for the Ol' Red, White and Blue..."

That would have been a compelling show.