In SyFy's new show Defiance, Grant Bowler stars as Jeb Noah, a grim but witty Arkfall (alien ships/technology) scavenger, along with his alien daughter, Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas). He’s a character that reminds me all too well of Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) from Joss Whedon’s space western cult hit, Firefly.
What happens to the strength and stability of a normal, nuclear American family that just can’t find enough quality time to spend together after they all survive a plane crash on a rare family vacation, become exposed to some reality-altering plant (no, not that one), and consequently acquire various supernatural powers? I know this may seem like a question you ask yourself every day, but it also just so happens to be the premise of ABC’s new hour-long dramedy, No Ordinary Family.
Finding a fresh approach to very well trodden ground of the closet serial killer is not an easy thing to do, but somehow this charming and quirky Showtime original series has found a way. Based initially on the first of Jeff Lindsey’s acclaimed series of novels (Desperately Dreaming Dexter), this darkly sardonic saga swiftly found its own direction in following the ongoing exploits of the titular Dexter Morgan.
Though Season 5 of Showtimes flagship show, Dexter, had its critics, fans can't wait for the DVD release of the most recent season featuring America's favorite serial killer, and now they don't have to.