Bionic Woman 1.01 Bionic Woman (2007, TV) – 1/10

Bionic Woman 1.01 Bionic Woman (2007)

Jamie Sommers gets badly injured in a car crash but, luckily, her boyfriend is secretly a super-genius working for a top-secret organisation and is able to replace her amputated body parts with bionic mega-versions.


Weakly scripted pilot show that fails to deliver a hero the audience are interested in or want to see. It’s not just Michelle Ryan as the bionic woman, though. Every character is awful and, while it starts badly, it just gets worse and worse, offensively so, as it goes on (including, astonishingly, a first bionic woman who claims to have replaced her own body parts and a fight scene where getting a broken arm doesn’t matter in the slightest). Half-hearted production values also hurt but it’s the utter lack of interesting plot or characterisation that renders this pilot worthwhile only as an example of how not to do it.

This Bionic Woman episode contains mild swear words and an offensively weak and insulting script and gory and very unpleasant scenes, graphic violence and extreme violence and sex scene.

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.

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