I wrote this last week, but failed to post it. Seeing tonights Rodney show, I decided to go ahead and post it…
Most sci-fi shows have a small group of 3-4 core, primary characters. StarTrek had Kirk, Spock and McCoy; StarGate had .. well the team of four.
Atlantis seems to have Rodney. Ronan was a really promising character, but they softened him up more than a year in Seven’s corset would and now he and Taylar seem to be there to exchange the occasional grunt or one liner. Espiodes that aren’t about Rodney seem to lack any oomf, and Rodney episodes seem to consist of Rodney dialog garnished with other cast member one liners or discussion of Rodney.
They really need an enemy. They’re lost. 90% of the episodes feel like filler until they think of something.
And after this week’s show, make that 95%.