Monday, June 24, 2013

Defiance - TV Guide: Monday Playlist Jun 24 '13 - Syfy 9/8C

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TV GUIDE: The Monday Playlist: Under the Dome, Major Crimes, Warehouse's Head Case

Jun 24, 2013
by Matt Roush

... DEFYING TRADITION: The inter-species wedding of alien DJ Alak of the Castithians and human cipher Christine — not quite Romeo and Juliet, no matter how hard they try to make it interesting — provides the backdrop for a fairly pivotal episode of Syfy's stubbornly somnolent sci-fi/Western hybrid Defiance (9/8c).

I've tried to get engaged in this series, but there's a flatness to the writing and most of the acting that makes many of its episodes feel like an eternity of tired clichés. One of the duller characters, earnest Deputy Tommy, takes the lead in pursuing a dormant mystery when the skeleton of Kenya's long-missing ex-husband is found in the walls of the NeedWant brothel. There are plenty of suspects, and when both Datak and future in-law Rafe fall under suspicion, the wedding appears to be in peril — although the exotically calculating mother-of-the-groom Stahma Tarr (Jaime Murray, the show's best asset) keeps things on track, gifting her "heart daughter" (Castithian for "daughter-in-law") with a funky traditional headpiece that renders the bride-to-be blind. Happily, the solution to the mystery-of-the-week is an eye-opener that portends well for the remaining two episodes this season...

Defiance cast includes Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Julie Benz, Mia Kirshner, Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Graham Greene, Dewshane Williams, Jesse Rath, Justin Rain and Nicole Muñoz.

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NEW Defiance episodes air Monday at 9/8C on Syfy. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EPISODE TRAILER FOR 'THE BRIDE WORE BLACK,' AIRING JUNE 24, 2013.

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