Charlie’s Angels – Angel With a Broken Wing

by Alan Rapp on September 24, 2011

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Charlie’s Angels – Angel With a Broken Wing
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charlies-angels-tv-rebootWow, did that suck. I wasn’t expecting much from the reboot of the late 70’s show focused on three women working as private eyes for a mysterious unseen benefactor, but in the very least I expected it to be dumb fun.The original wasn’t Shakespeare but at least if felt competent. Sadly, neither of those words can be used to describe this version.

“Angel With a Broken Wing” may be one of the worst pilot episodes I’ve ever watched. The writing and dialogue is one step away from intentionally bad (and yet still painfully unfunny). And don’t even get me started on the acting. These young women might be able to act (hey, anything is possible) if given better material but I have a feeling we’ll never know (at least as long as this show stays on the air).

I was also confused by the change in the premise of the show. The original Angels (Kate JacksonJaclyn SmithFarrah Fawcett) were all former police officers. Here each of the women (Rachael TaylorAnnie IlonzehMinka Kelly) is a criminal: cat burglar, dirty cop, and car thief respectively. I can only assume the change was to make the premise sexier for a younger generation. The effect, however, does just the opposite.

In terms of bad ideas made only more awful by horrible execution and lousy writing this new version of Charlie’s Angels wins the trifecta. Even Minka Kelly’s unarguable cute hotness and alluring smile isn’t enough to bring me back for a second episode.

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