TV Show Reviews
"Olympus" review by Suzanne
Airs Thursdays (10-11 p.m. ET) on Syfy
I wish I knew why Syfy keeps making or buying such awful
shows. Even some of their best shows just scream low-budget.
This one is terrible. I couldn't even watch too much of it.
It's just action and gore, plus stilted dialogue and very
little character development (and bad acting). They seem to
be trying to imitate "Atlantis", but it's not even as good
as that show (which frankly, I don't think is that great).
I think even they know it's bad because they've done very
little promotion of the show. They had original sent out a
press release about the show and said there would be an
interview before the premiere with the cast, but that never
materialized. Is it really hard to make good scifi/fantasy?
There's so much of it nowadays and I enjoy a lot of it. But
not this one.
Matt Frewer is one of the stars, and I always love him,
but even he can't save this crap.
Get ready to enter an action-packed world where humans,
gods and monsters clash when Syfy transports viewers
back to ancient Greece in the channelís newest acquired
mythological drama series, "Olympus."
Starring Matt Frewer ("Max Headroom," "Orphan Black"),
Sonita Henry ("Star Trek," "The Fifth Element"), Cas
Anvar ("Argo," "The Expanse") and Graham Shiels
("Guardians of the Galaxy," "Thor: Dark World"), the
gripping series captures the dangerous courage of a few
brave men and women who banished the gods to the realm
of the unconscious - a place they called the Underworld
or the Kingdom of Hades. Not a place the gods would like
to call home.
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